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  • best stay-in-tune guitar

    hey

    Is there a guitar/s which stand out as stay-in-tuners?

    Which is top of the list?

    thanks

  • #2
    Each is different, but my PRS with a wraparound, graphite nut and locking tuners stays in tune until the strings need changing.
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    • #3
      Steinbergers. Back in the late '80s a friend of mine ordered a Steinberger L bass and it came out of the box in perfect tune, I **************** you not.
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      • #4
        Anything without a trem.

        The most important thing so far as staying in tune is to have a well cut nut and proper stringing technique. You can make a very cheap guitar stay in tune perfectly if you do this.
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        • #5
          Anything without a trem.

          The most important thing so far as staying in tune is to have a well cut nut and proper stringing technique. You can make a very cheap guitar stay in tune perfectly if you do this.


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          • #6
            Anything without a trem.

            The most important thing so far as staying in tune is to have a well cut nut and proper stringing technique. You can make a very cheap guitar stay in tune perfectly if you do this.


            A friend of mine complained that he couldn't get any of his guitars to stay in tune. I had a look and he had the strings wound around the pegs about seven or eight times. I showed him how to use a bare minimum of windings and a week later he bought me a case of weissbier. The Wilkinson EZLok tuners are great in this respect. On my XV-850 the sixth string literally goes just 3/4 of the way around the peg.
            You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.
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            • #7
              A friend of mine complained that he couldn't get any of his guitars to stay in tune. I had a look and he had the strings wound around the pegs about seven or eight times. I showed him how to use a bare minimum of windings and a week later he bought me a case of weissbier. The Wilkinson EZLok tuners are great in this respect. On my XV-850 the sixth string literally goes just 3/4 of the way around the peg.


              interesting.....

              Do you have a link to an explanation of this tuning method?

              Cant promise you a case though.

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              • #8
                Keeping your axe in tune.

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                • #9
                  Stock out of the box, Fenders. My tele and strat are rock solid, but I've got 5 springs and no tremelo on the strat.
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                  • #10
                    Anything without a trem.

                    The most important thing so far as staying in tune is to have a well cut nut and proper stringing technique. You can make a very cheap guitar stay in tune perfectly if you do this.


                    I disagree, in fact I think that anything that HAS a trem (or Floyd Rose anyway) will stay in tune much better than something without one. I can't remember the last time I had to tune my Wolfgang.
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                    I can nail the tone of an old 1959 les paul perfectly with this warlock and then I can the sound of a 50's strat by hitting the coil tap, so I get two guitars for the price of a fraction of a vintage axe

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                    • #11
                      I disagree, in fact I think that anything that HAS a trem (or Floyd Rose anyway) will stay in tune much better than something without one. I can't remember the last time I had to tune my Wolfgang.


                      Does your wolfgang lock? a non locking trem when used puts a guitar out of tune, it's a fact.

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                      • #12
                        Does your wolfgang lock? a non locking trem when used puts a guitar out of tune, it's a fact.
                        False:
                        Good NewsSPAMPpP

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                        • #13
                          Double Locking trems stay in tune for months if necessary (not recommended )


                          My ESP Viper with fancy nut is what I would call my 'best tuner' cuz getting it strung and in tune is a simple and enjoyable process.
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                          • #14
                            Keeping your axe in tune.


                            i've never really had a big issue with tuning, i think most of the "cheap" tuners coming on import guitars these days are just fine - you see more and more coming with very decent grovers stock...
                            i suppose the kluson-styles on older epiphones are ****************.

                            anyway thanks for the link - i've never learnt it this way - will do from now on!

                            and to the original poster - do you actually have a tuning issue you wish to resolve?

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                            • #15
                              The most tuning stability I've experienced, came from an Ibanez with a double locking tremolo, which was completely blocked. There was no movement at the bridge or nut (locking), so once the strings were stretched, they would stay in tune for weeks.

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