#1
I'm in a real weird situation right now. For the past couple of years I've been working really hard on everything that has to do with the guitar, but I'm getting really discouraged. To me, the only things that matter are the three T's (Time, Tuning, and Tone), but the tuning part is throwing me off.

About a year ago I started to get serious about playing in tune and whatnot and learned that the guitar cannot play in perfect tune. This was a HUGE setback for me, but I thought I'd get over it. It turns out that now that I'm recording, its a bigger problem than ever. A week ago I just got so frustrated that I really considered giving up the guitar because of its inherent tuning flaws. I just want to know if I'm alone here.
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#2
Go to a guitar tech, get the bridge adjusted so it fits with the scale of the neck, get new strings if they're not new, get a good tuner if you don't have one. A guitar can't be 100% in tune but it can be close enough for recording.
#4
Are you talkin about intonation along the string, what frequency to tune to, which tuning to use? If your guitar isn't staying in tune I would recommend getting it professionally set-up or learning to yourself. Also locking machine heads provide stabilty without having to go for a locking bridge system.

I've never really thought of this as a problem. It is hard to be exact with most things in the world, but being as accurate as possible is fine.

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#5
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Go to a guitar tech, get the bridge adjusted so it fits with the scale of the neck, get new strings if they're not new, get a good tuner if you don't have one. A guitar can't be 100% in tune but it can be close enough for recording.


I was referring to intonation. I know a guitar can't be 100% in tune, but thats the problem. If any single note on the neck is less than perfect (and I mean that in the literal sense of the word), it drives me crazy.
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