Posted: 8 December 2020
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We’ve all been there, you’re on stage and all of a sudden panic sets in, you can tell something isn’t right, a string is out of tune. You hastily stomp on a tuner in-between songs to find one of your strings has dropped, before you know it you’re repeating the process. But what went wrong? If your guitar is refusing to stay in tune we’ve got some tips and tricks to help combat the issue.
First of all, you have to remember that your guitar will never stay absolutely perfectly in tune 100% of the time. It’s pieces of wood with steel strings pulled under tension, so many wider variables such as temperature and movement come into play, and the harder you play the more you might suffer. That doesn’t mean that you can’t get 80/90% tuning stability most of the time. There are a few different ways to go about it.