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I need some help on re-stringing.

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Skold  
27 Mar 2008 02:47 | Quote
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Ok, I got some new strings, blah blah blah, put them on, blah blah blah, the guitar keeps going out of tune. I think it's the way I strung them, and since I suck at stringing guitar where the entrance for the strings is on the SIDE of the string post, I really suck at it. Any advice on how to string it?
blackholesun  
27 Mar 2008 05:34 | Quote
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The strings need to be worn in. To do this, lift a string, one at time, away from the fretboard and then release. Do this several times for each string and they will stay in tune.
deefa  
27 Mar 2008 06:18 | Quote
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Another way that I've found helps is to tune the strings half a tone higher and leave them overnight. They seem to stay in tune a lot longer then.
Skold  
27 Mar 2008 06:47 | Quote
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Thanks for the help. I re-strung them (almost perfectly), and they seem to be working good now.
Guitarslinger124  
27 Mar 2008 12:30 | Quote
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when you put new strings on a guitar, they tend not to have been stretched yet...so they will almost always go flat.
Skold  
27 Mar 2008 12:36 | Quote
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Yeah, I think I remember reading something about that when I had started out on Bass. It was pissing me off yesterday, man. I was trying to record a few guitar parts over a new song, and I kept going flat. I would tune back up, then go flat again. Pissed me off.
Guitarslinger124  
27 Mar 2008 12:38 | Quote
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just do what deefa said...tune your strings a half step higher and leave them there for a bit...or you can just re-tune 'em every two minutes.
telecrater  
27 Mar 2008 18:04 | Quote
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when i string a guitar, i will tune it up. then pick up the guitar by the strings to help stretch them out. i'll retune and after that it will stay in tune. course you have to be careful with light strings, on a heavy guitar.
blackholesun  
27 Mar 2008 18:27 | Quote
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Yeah, that's pretty much what I do, although I pull the strings away from the guitar's neck. Really effective.
EMB5490  
27 Mar 2008 19:26 | Quote
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go 2 the guitar store lol.


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