Which string most commonly stays in tune on all your guitars?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Dr. Tinnitus, Feb 14, 2020.

String that most commonly stays in tune on all your guitars

  1. E (6)

    5.4%
  2. A (5)

    62.2%
  3. D (4)

    18.9%
  4. G (3)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. B (2)

    8.1%
  6. E (1)

    5.4%
  1. Dr. Tinnitus

    Dr. Tinnitus Member

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    Maybe just an interesting question. I'm curious if we'll have similar experiences regardless of make/model.

    My D/4th string usually seems to stay in tune better than the others.
     
  2. TDJMB

    TDJMB Gold Supporting Member

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    Same for me. And the G is always kinda wonky.
     
  3. Dr. Tinnitus

    Dr. Tinnitus Member

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    I'm sure there is some science behind it:

    Maybe the plain strings stretch more, or the D string typically has less tension at the nut or something like that.
     
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    Probably the high e, because it's the one I use the least by far.
     
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    I voted the B string, but the A would be a close second, if not the first choice.
     
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    Bluzeboy Gold Supporting Member

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  7. SharpCat

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    B. EAD are a bit low when I pick the guitar up, but if I don't retune they'll come up as it warms up. G right out, High E usually close but not always. Same on Acoustic, LP, Strat. Flats on hollow Ibanez usually right on.
     
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    pete12string Supporting Member

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    My Ibanez AFJ95 hollowbody with flatwounds rarely goes out of tune, and the sound is amazing.
     
  10. jwguitar

    jwguitar Supporting Member

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    I agree, all of the strings typically stay in tune. Its probably because I use heavier gauge strings than normal.
     
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    Maybe the question should be, why is the G always the problem child? Doesn't seem to matter which guitar, straight pull through the nut or otherwise, if one goes out it's always the G.
     
  13. Eireguitar

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    I've always assumed it's because the G is just at the awkward spot where it's between wound and unwound.
     

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