#1
Okay...so...my guitar is a cheap squier...
I don't care. I love it. It's moded so don't say ''get a new guitar''
cause I won't...just bought a new amp.
so...my G string keeps going out of tune...I changed it...was cool for 2-3 days then happened again...what should I do? Other strings are cool.
They never go out of tune.
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#2
Make sure you wind your string around the tuning peg a few times before tuning up and cutting it. Also be sure to sufficiently stretch the strings after changing them to keep them in tune better.

A little bit of graphite (from the end of a wooden pencil) may also help.
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Make sure you wind your string around the tuning peg a few times before tuning up and cutting it. Also be sure to sufficiently stretch the strings after changing them to keep them in tune better.

A little bit of graphite (from the end of a wooden pencil) may also help.


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#5
did you stretch the strings?
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#6
try to tighten the small screw at the tuner.
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#7
I changed strings cuz I thought that one is old and that's why it doesn't sound cool...
when I changed the strings, it was fine for 2-3 days and then the problem happened again.
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hold on to the string on a fret once you put it on. then pull the string near the pick ups to stretch it. hold on to the string at three equidistant frets and stretch. repeat this process three times and the strings should be stretched out plenty for good playing. but REMEMBER: tune your guitar after each time of stretching...then repeat.

after this you'll be certain all your strings are stretched and will stay in tune for a good while.
another thought: its normal for strings to get out of tune after a few days of playing. simply re-tune.
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hold on to the string on a fret once you put it on. then pull the string near the pick ups to stretch it. hold on to the string at three equidistant frets and stretch. repeat this process three times and the strings should be stretched out plenty for good playing. but REMEMBER: tune your guitar after each time of stretching...then repeat.

after this you'll be certain all your strings are stretched and will stay in tune for a good while.
another thought: its normal for strings to get out of tune after a few days of playing. simply re-tune.


It doesn't work.
but anyway...I found out that it actually is in tune...just sounds bad.
WHy would that be?
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It doesn't work.
but anyway...I found out that it actually is in tune...just sounds bad.
WHy would that be?


intonation perhaps
tune your 12th fret and your 12th fret harmonic

EDIT: if 12th Fret Plays Sharp - move the saddle away from the fingerboard
if 12th Fret Plays Flat - move the saddle closer to the fingerboard

use a screwdriver to adjust the screw parallel to the bridge.
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#11
its in tune and sounds bad? hmm then maybe it just doesnt sound well with the rest of the strings and THOSE are out of tune?
#12
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its in tune and sounds bad? hmm then maybe it just doesnt sound well with the rest of the strings and THOSE are out of tune?


thought of that aswell...but not..
It just gives this crappy sound...I can hear it by ear that something is wrong.
(I tried with 3 tuners)
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You might want to mod it further by giving it a new bridge. Also, if it's in tune and just sound bad, a string change might help as well.
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You might want to mod it further by giving it a new bridge. Also, if it's in tune and just sound bad, a string change might help as well.


done that
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intonation perhaps
tune your 12th fret and your 12th fret harmonic

EDIT: if 12th Fret Plays Sharp - move the saddle away from the fingerboard
if 12th Fret Plays Flat - move the saddle closer to the fingerboard

use a screwdriver to adjust the screw parallel to the bridge.


thanks...it helped!
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Still, it would benefit you more in the long run if you get a better bridge. Your whammies will sound better (if you use one), more tuning stability, more sustain and overall sound, etc.
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