#1
OK here's the thing, I just changed my strings for the first time on my electric guitar, but now it just goes out of tune all the time, so the title says it all: wtf did I do wrong?!

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#3
^ what he said, and did you stretch them? how did you wrap them around the posts?
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#4
it takes strings a while to STRETCH OUT. just strum em for a while, then tune up
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#5
right after you change t he strings it helps to stretch them, by lightly puling them away from the fretboard. and then putting them back in tune. i repeat this a few times with each string and then they stay pretty good.

EDIT: and im pretty sure theres like a thousand videos on youtube on how to restring a guitar if u need help. and i beleive there is a guitar stringing thread on this wesite
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#6
New strings go out of tune for a whlie
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#7
If you don't wrap them tightly around the posts they will get loose, happened to me just last Saturday.
#8
Well I removed the old strings and put new strings, but the stringsare so f****g long compared to my old strings and they're all messed up on the tuners because they are too long, so can I cut the strings with scisors or something?

cheers
#9
make sure you didnt leave any space were the strings go in the tuner, that will always make it go out for ever, you know were the string loops around the tuner, make sure its flush like a circle
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#11
Quote by Sguit
Well I removed the old strings and put new strings, but the stringsare so f****g long compared to my old strings and they're all messed up on the tuners because they are too long, so can I cut the strings with scisors or something?

cheers


yes after you have put the strings on you can cut off the excess length at the top
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#12
Every time I put new strings on, I bend them before going completely in tune, and work my way up there bending and stretching.
#13
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Every time I put new strings on, I bend them before going completely in tune, and work my way up there bending and stretching.


I just tune a string correctly and then stretch it by using my right hand to it up or down without pressing it to the fret board. I check the tuning, and it's lower than before. I tune it again, and move on to the next string to repeat the process. Go through the strings a few times, and you'll have your strings staying in tune that very day.
#14
Cut the excess before you put the string on. Run the string straight up to the peg when it is connected to the bridge. Measure 2 pegs higher and cut it from there.
Then run it through the peg and wind it.

Also once you've got your string in and in tune, grab it at the pickups/soundhole and give it a good few pulls up to stretch it in.
#15
Either it's cause the strings are new, or you did it wrong. You can easily find guides to stringing guitars on google.
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#16
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it takes strings a while to STRETCH OUT. just strum em for a while, then tune up



You stretch the strings as you tune them. Otherwise it would take ages for them to stabilize
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