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Hello, My robot will not tune. I pull out the knob, 8 red lights come on, strum the strings, nothing happens. It worked the first day, and on the second day, nothing. It's fully charged, tuning knobs are pushed in, worked right the first time, I can dial it to an individual E or D or any other and it will tune all strings to that chord. Also, when it started to tighten the high E string, it broke the string. I also went in and reset it to factory default and nothing changed. I have the purple robot. Thanks.

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SOURCE: blinking peg white when tightening

blinking white indicates that the robot is in "tune up" mode. this is what its SUPPOSED to do when being restrung. This is outlined in the owners manual, which is downloadable from Gibsons tech support site.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Both the E and A strings

The neck may require adjustment, but would recommend taking it to a luthier or using a guide like raeguitars to talk you through it. Depending where it is on the fretboard that buzzes, the nut may require replacement/adjustment. I've had all these problems in the past and the above tutorial helped me fix all of them.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I just got this guitar. I pull the tuner control,

Are you sure you are struming the G string at the right point? One might be able to fool the tuner by triggering a harmonic on the strings or being too aggressive in the strum.

I would pull the peg and see if the string CAN be tuned manually. It is possible the G string is bad or somebody put the wrong string on there.

Remember that strings can be within about 10% of the breaking tension when in tune.

Also it appears that the thing can detune itself to nearby keys. Make sure you have the dial set correct when you pull it out to tune.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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If the knob itself comes off the shaft, you need to secure it to the shaft... maybe a setscrew needs to be tightened. Not sure what type knob you have... some of them have a screw under a cover on the top of the knob that pulls up a chuck to hold onto the shaft.

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Is he tuner supposed to light up green when the string is correctly tuned?


Before turning the unit on, press and hold down the calib/batt switch to check the condition of the battery on the battery meter.

Then either plug in your electric guitar to the input side of the AG-6 or if tuning an acoustic guitar without electronics placing the AG-6 near the front of the guitar should work. You will not need to press a button to select which string you are about to tune. The AG-6 will detect it and the corresponding light will turn on when it is tuned within range.

Turn on the AG-6 and start by striking the low E (thickest) string while open. This is the number 6 string or 6E. Slowly turn the guitars low E tuning key untill the red LED below the 6E marking on the AG-6 lights up. Continue stricking the open string and turning the key untill the needle centers on zero and the 6E light remains on.

Repeat this for the open A string untill the 5A light turns on and the needle centers on zero.

Repeat for the remaining four strings, 4D 3G 2B and 1E, being careful not to over tighten and break them.

Tip: It may be a good idea once the low E string is tuned, to tune the rest manually, especially new strings or strings way out of tune. Then tune again using the AG-6 tuner.
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Check your battery. A weak battery will recover a bit when you power down for a brief period. Strumming hard will overcome the weak amplification when battery is down. Check that your battery is at LEAST 8 volts.

Also verify your plug into the guitar is clean. The barrel of the plug shorts to the ring contact to connect the internal battery. Do NOT use a balanced TRS cable for your intrument as this will lead to a marginal condition.

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I can't find info other than the tuner has three lights for flat on, and sharp.

given that you would plug it in and do a close tune of the guitar by ear.

Then you would strum one string at a time and tweek the peg tighter if it shows flat, looser if it shows sharp, until it shows the light right on.

I would recommend you get a book on guitars to learn how to tune and also check the setup of the guitar.

Also I would recommend you get a Korg tuner... they are about $20 from online sources and they are much easier to use.

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I just got this guitar. I pull the tuner control, strum the string and after the guitar tune itself, the G string still out of tune??


Are you sure you are struming the G string at the right point? One might be able to fool the tuner by triggering a harmonic on the strings or being too aggressive in the strum.

I would pull the peg and see if the string CAN be tuned manually. It is possible the G string is bad or somebody put the wrong string on there.

Remember that strings can be within about 10% of the breaking tension when in tune.

Also it appears that the thing can detune itself to nearby keys. Make sure you have the dial set correct when you pull it out to tune.

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The guitar DESERVES using high quality strings and I would look at the manufacturers recommended string weight or your music store should know what to use. The LIGHT strings MAY be your problem.

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idk how i did it. i kinda just clipped the strings a bit more and it worked :)

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Now, the problem is if it is NOT a set screw type, it is press fit. You see press fit used most of the time on lower-end instruments (and a few high end). The BEST way to get a stuck volume know off is to get a shoe string, loop part of it under the knob, brace the guitar firmly and PULL SLOWLY WITH FORCE. Realize that it is possible to damage the guitar if you **** on the string too hard.
I have never seen where a stuck know did not come off (or hear of someone breaking their guitar doing it).
I have also resorted to using a small screwdriver: work it way under the know and gently twist it to loosen it so it can be pulled off with a string or your hands.
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