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There is ZERO scientific evidence to support the assertion that tuning up to pitch will help a string stay in tune longer than doing the opposite. When tuning a guitar, once your hand leaves the tuning key, the string will be at a certain pitch. The idea that special properties are present because the position and tension of the tuning machine was achieved ...


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If all 6 were steel, you need to worry. One won't make a lot of difference, more tension on the neck, but mainly on the bridge. I see similar guitars where the bridge has pulled off the body. There is also the difference in sound of that 4th string, and the fact that you have to press harder to fret it. Makes sense to change it, but if the others have been ...


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Classical guitars are not made to withstand the pressure of steel strings, so yes it is bad to have a steel string on there. At least it is only one strong because with any too much force (more steel strings) the bridge can be pulled off the guitar and the neck warped, so definitely change the string as soon as possible.


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If the signal balance between your strings is uneven, the problem is more likely in the guitar’s setup than the string gauges. The Fender Guitar Setup Guide will show you the tools you need and what steps to take. For the adjustments I describe below, you’ll need a precise ruler, a Phillips screwdriver, and a set of hex wrenches. You’ve just changed the ...


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This seems odd- I can see why you'd be confused. Logically, the common element making the G string buzz if yourself, as you've now tried 3 x guitars ! However I'm sure you've tried checking the string open & on the frets on all guitars. I'd suggest this : Try playing just that string, open, and on all frets, to see how hard you have to oluck it ...


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To directly answer your question: Same brand - no. Definitely not. Brands don't make a difference in terms of intonation, and different types of strings (rounds vs flats, for instance) shouldn't have a major effect either. Same gauge - while your bass or guitars won't be affected in terms of intonation by the gauge of the string, it's always worthwhile to ...


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Are you using an alternate tuning? I don't understand how there would be more than minor changes in intonation with changes in string gauge in standard tuning. If you are using an alternate tuning and it's sufficiently alternate--like you're tuning your guitar in fifths--then you're going to have some problems with intonation for some strings and frets ...


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Not sure how many commentators use ultra lights, but tone, playability, etc. are not diminished by ultra lights. Both Hendrix and Page used rubber band light gauge and their tone is second to who? I always recommend the lightest gauge because strength is not achieved by string gauge, its achieved by lengthening the time your finger is fretting the ...


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I have not used long life acoustic strings but I have used electric ones. I have an electric guitar that I knew would not be used for a long period of time,so I stringed some nanowire elixr onto it. That was something like 6 years ago, and they still look like new now. Started using it daily for about a month now and no signs of degrading. (I do wash my ...


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It looks like the string is butting up against the headstock itself, so if you wind the string up more it'll be fouling on the wood which won't help with tone etc and in the end will make a rut in the wood where the string is fouling. That's not "major damage" but it's undesirable, and the wood fouling on the string will affect the tone even if only a ...


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I would do it over again, and have about half as many loops on the peg as you have now. See this guide for some more hints.


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Hi I play a carparelli S4 and had some modifications done but bottom line I've got my action down to 45 thou at 12th of low E and about 37 thou at 12th of high E. I have the relief set to 3 thou at the 7th of low E while capoing 1st and fretting 15th. I use the stewmac steel card tool and a very bright light and get it set exactly as to blend the string ...


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Yes, very normal. And it's not only with a new ukulele, but anytime you change the strings. The knot at the bridge end of the nylon strings needs to tighten up. You'll get it in tune, but the knot will slip and the tuning will go out. Just keep tuning/tightening the string. A week from now it will keep its tune much better. If you have friction tuning ...


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It's often the nature of the beast for stringed instruments. The strings need to settle in, sometimes there are too many turns of string around the tuning peg, which makes bedding in take an age. Nylon or metal strings will do this. Try pulling the string, along its length,for a few minutes. Then re-tune. It will settle in eventually, unless there's a ...



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