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I do not no how to tune my electric guitar

When i was playing my guitar i was tuneing it but i did not no how to so i messed i up and now it sounds wired someone tell me how to tune it up! thanks!!!

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You should get a tuner -there are free ones for phones and on the internet. the strings are from thinnist on the bottom E -B -G -D -A -E
http://www.gieson.com/Library/projects/utilities/tuner/

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SOURCE: how can i tune my electric guitar

One way is that the dial-tone on your phone is an F (If you live in North America).

Or, if you are like me, you have perfect pitch! :)

Mostly, you should invest in an electronic tuner, or at least a tuning fork.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: "G" string tunning problems,

hi there .... flat means does the string go lower in pitch ...needing the string to be tightend after you have bent it ?
Do you give the strings a real good pull a few times after fitting? this often corrects the problem .... let me know ..as there could be a few other reasons
cheers Pete

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: LP epiphone 100 "g" string problem,

well, i have this guitar, for me if i bent the string it would pop off the nut, but it went out of tune on me also becuase of the tuners. so i suggest checking the nut to make sure the string sits completely flush in there, and than also just upgrading your tuners if you can and it will be fine. but deffinately upgrading your tuners would stop that hopefully but still could be something with the nut becuase i had both. tuners = machine heads

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Gibson Les Paul wont stay in tune

clean out the slots with the stings use gibson vintage nickle wound 10s smooth notches on bridge dry graphite on nut slots lite oil on metal bridge 3 wraps on tuning posts hold 1st fret pull strings up to stretch and retune,do this a few times always set guitar on a stand to acclimate to, the temp at the gig ,you must spend the time to stretch out the strings. Jim 30 yr guitarist

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: washburn acoustic electric guitar eq & turner

Try this site:

Select the lesson on "Tuning Machines"

This looks like a good resource for information.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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and here's one for Eflat tuning - Use this for Guns N Roses

Here's another way - Harmonic tuning - very cool



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