#1
well I am newb & some1 gave me a guitar (classic very old ) , its sound bad ,well as newb i bought for it steel gibson strings (yeah i know i know ....) then everyone here told me tht i hv to buy nylon strings for it & i did , gibson nylon strings so when i remove the old & pput new one instead , I started tunning when i finish i playe all the strings to find tht they hv lost tune specially on the B string , I tuned it back again but it just keep losin tune , is it normal or i damaged my guitar or what , cuz when i restringed for the 1st time it went perfect , pls need ur ASAP.
#2
the strings will stretch when you first put them on so it will take a while for them to keep in tune.
#3
strings need time to stretch. They will come out of tune for a while depending on how often you play.

You also probably did not stretch the strings properly
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#4
how long does it take for them to stretch? i practice alot , does it mean i hv to stop playin for few days
#6
You could boil your strings. That would only take about 30 minutes or so.


Eh? I've never heard of that trick.


Patience is a virtue, TS, nylon strings take longer to stretch and set in than steel strings. Give them a few firm but not strong tugs (you can break strings easily if you're not careful) and play it a lot. They'll set after a few days.
#7
Quote by confusius
Eh? I've never heard of that trick.


Patience is a virtue, TS, nylon strings take longer to stretch and set in than steel strings. Give them a few firm but not strong tugs (you can break strings easily if you're not careful) and play it a lot. They'll set after a few days.



People do that to clean them too.
I've never bother, geez, replace them.

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Retune, play, retune play, if they keep going badly out of tune after a few days, you have another problem.
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#8
Which is strings slipping at the tuning post, I guess?


Even so, give the guitar more time, if it's an old classical guitar there may have been some form of neck tension variation that might have unsettled the guitar a bit or something similar(That was a wild guess), so patience is a virtue and persistence is the key to success.
#9
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You could boil your strings. That would only take about 30 minutes or so.


no, fail, only to be used with old bass strings
#10
No... you're all wrong. haha. You can boil strings as long as they're metal strings. I don't think classical strings will make it through a boil...
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#11
Boiling them is an urban myth. They need time to stretch, just tune it every time you play it and in 2 or 3 days they will settle down and stay in tune longer.
#12
No... it's not an urban myth. For bass strings, it cleans off all the gunk so you can reuse them.
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#14
if you wrap less of the strings around the tuning post, there will be less string to stretch, and will therefore slip out less.

I generally wrap the string twice around the post. but if you do it 5 times it is easier to slip out of tune.
#16
No no, don't get new strings. Wait it out. It's been what, 2 days since you've changed? They should be setting.
#17
nylon strings can take up to 2 weeks to settle.
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