epi won't stay in tune

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by paul cini, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. paul cini

    paul cini Member

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    help plse. epi les paul custom, upgraded with emg's, sprerzel locking and all les paul hardware in bridge.

    but won't stay in tune, confirmed that i am installing strings right, full set up by pro and graphite in nut.

    I luv the sound but won't stay in tune. should i give up?
     
  2. spikeRI

    spikeRI Member

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    at least don't put anymore $$$$ in it
     
  3. sfletch

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    What gauge strings are you using? Just a thought - the lighter ones are gonna be harder to keep in tune.

    Also - try stretching each string as you tune....what I do - is slacken each string a little, give it a tug, then tune UP to the note. It may sound stupid (and I apologize if it's obvious) but it works for me.
     
  4. paul cini

    paul cini Member

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    thanks, I do stretch but I will try it your way. who knows.
    also, i use 10s but i have heard that heavier strings might help so i will try 11. it won't hurt my style of playing to have the heavier strings anyway.
     
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    205 Senior Member

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    Yes, do this.

    It becomes second nature and it works provided that you have well set up guitar.
     
  6. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    What are your expectations and under what playing conditions?
     

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