Post by grantsarah on Jan 28, 2013 11:29:11 GMT -5
Hello, I'm new here, already had one question answered about my mustang so here's another one, hope I'm ok to post this here!! Simple as this I press the bar my guitar goes out of tune, help me please haha
Post by grantsarah on Jan 28, 2013 13:24:03 GMT -5
Eh..... Will get back to you in some of those questions, my guitar is in my van which is a couple of miles away right now! I'm not very clued up on guitars even though iv been playin for 17 years, but after getting my last guitar I really want to do more than just play.
I would'na thought an out-of-tune guitar would be a laughing matter......
OK, first things first..... what kind of strings are you using, and how old are they?
Next, what kind of vibrato setup - stock (Fender?), aftermarket (Floyd Rose?), high quality or so-so, and finally, when's the last time it was "tuned up" by a pro?
And while we're at it, howza 'bout that fret nut? Is it worn down? Made of quality materials or otherwise? Loose (coming unglued from the neck)?
I think these three things should be taken care of first, before you start mucking about with the tuners themselves.
I agree + the technique of stringing. For vintage machine heads with the vertical split-type hole, it is easier than with modern tuners with the horizontal hole. There is a video on youtube on proper stringing a strat of the latter type. This can play a major role in tuning stability.