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Gibson guitar tuning stability hack. Does this really work??

Fenderbaum

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Been a Strat lover mostly but I had an Epi LP once. Never did i have any tuning problems at all with that guitae. So a stoptail guitar, are they really that hard to keep in tune.??
I have two Strats and i can more or less keep them in tune easily.
 

Tommy Biggs

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I didn’t watch the video because my LP tunes up nicely and stays in tune.
I have a 90s Studio with a maple/ebony neck.
I had a LP Custom that was good too.
I’ve got a good tech though...
 

Mack72

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Anyone want to tell us what’s in the clickbait video..?
Basically, when you string the G, B, and E string, you simply string/wind up rather than down (if that makes sense...).
My G string tends to go outta whack on my Custom a bit sooner than my other guitars. Nothing horrible. Always looking for ways to make simple improvements is all.
Was just wondering if this stringing technique was well known or a bunch of bunk.
 

otaypanky

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Basically, when you string the G, B, and E string, you simply string/wind up rather than down (if that makes sense...).
My G string tends to go outta whack on my Custom a bit sooner than my other guitars. Nothing horrible. Always looking for ways to make simple improvements is all.
Was just wondering if this stringing technique was well known or a bunch of bunk.
There have been a lot of times when a G string gave me a problem. Often times I had to use my teeth to get them out of the crack ~
 

stormin1155

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My Les Paul has the best tuning stability of all of my guitars. But what he says does make sense... less of a break angle may make the string slide easier through the slot. I've never found the need when the nut is cut and lubed properly.
 

Chuckracer

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Basically, when you string the G, B, and E string, you simply string/wind up rather than down (if that makes sense...).
My G string tends to go outta whack on my Custom a bit sooner than my other guitars. Nothing horrible. Always looking for ways to make simple improvements is all.
Was just wondering if this stringing technique was well known or a bunch of bunk.

Yep, that's the first one that'll give you a problem. It's a lousy headstock design.
Try winding them up...let us know. I fixed mine by selling them.
 

fuzz guy

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Get your nut slots finished by a capable luthier, use something that will keep those slots running smooth (like Big Bends Nut Sauce) and learn to string your guitar properly. There’s your Gibson tuning hack.
I'll admit I didn't watch the video, because what is written above is all you need to know. A properly cut nut is the most important and possibly most overlooked factor in tuning stability, playability and tone.
 




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