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    Gearjoneser
    Gear Ho

  • Gearjoneser
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    It sounds to me like the nut slot isn't wide enough for that string gauge. If you stepped up from the 9's, which were probably stock, then the slot isn't wide enough to allow the string to slide easily. Also, check the intonation on the neck all the way up to the 19th fret, making sure your tuner's needle is always dead center on all notes. If you have perfect intonation, and that nut is reslotted, your guitar will play better than you ever imagined.

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  • korovamilkdud
    WhoDatologist

  • korovamilkdud
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    11-49 I think. More than anything else it just feels rather limp. I'm thinking the next time I change strings I'm going to have to wind it around the tuning machines a bit more.

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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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  • Vasshu the humanoid typhoon
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    11 to 48 or 52??

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  • korovamilkdud
    WhoDatologist

  • korovamilkdud
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    Originally posted by Pandemonium
    It's always gonna be sharper the harder you hit the string with any guitar.
    True, but this string jumps quite a bit. More than the others.

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  • Pandemonium
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  • Pandemonium
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    It's always gonna be sharper the harder you hit the string with any guitar.

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  • korovamilkdud
    WhoDatologist

  • korovamilkdud
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    Ernie's Balls Power Slinkies, 11's

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  • Bludave
    Mojo's Minions

  • Bludave
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    What gauge strings are you using? If you are a hard player, you might consider going to a heavier string. Heavy strings stay in tune better!

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  • korovamilkdud
    WhoDatologist

  • korovamilkdud
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    Keeping that damn Low E in tune!

    I've always had problems with my low E string staying in tune. It doesn't stand out a lot while playing, but if I hit it too hard it'll go sharp and then fall back down to where it's supposed to. I can see this on a tuner more than anything. It's as if the string is too limp. I've stretched the crap out of it, but then when I tune it back up, it goes sharp by itself after a minute.

    Maybe I need to give it more slack when I put on new strings, more winds. Not sure. Any ideas?
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