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  1. WontGetFooled

    WontGetFooled Member

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    I had an outdoor gig yesterday and both my SG Classic and my SG Standard refused to hold tuning. I've had tuning issues before, but nothing compared to this. I dropped significantly out of tune on almost every song.

    I think a lot of this had to do with how hot and humid it was, but I'm wondering if I should get some new tuners, maybe locking ones. Will this help much with weather related tuning issues? And what tuners do you guys recommend for SG's?
     
  2. q-4000-SG Guy

    q-4000-SG Guy New Member

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    strech out the strings! the heat can make them strech more than normal which would keep you out of tune... locking tuners couldnt hurt
     
  3. WontGetFooled

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    I always stretch them before I put them on, but maybe not enough. Before the show I spent about ten minutes bending the G-string and tuning it up when it went out, but it didn't help; the G gave me the most trouble.
     
  4. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    [quote author=WontGetFooled link=topic=17085.msg213235#msg213235 date=1212954610]
    the G gave me the most trouble.
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    That's not uncommon on an SG ;)
     
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    guitarweasel Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=WontGetFooled link=topic=17085.msg213235#msg213235 date=1212954610]
    I always stretch them before I put them on, but maybe not enough. Before the show I spent about ten minutes bending the G-string and tuning it up when it went out, but it didn't help; the G gave me the most trouble.
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    ;D I'm not even touching that one!! ;D
     
  6. acdcrocker

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    [quote author=guitarweasel link=topic=17085.msg213318#msg213318 date=1213059375]
    ;D I'm not even touching that one!! ;D
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    ;D I hate when my G string gives me trouble!
     
  7. WontGetFooled

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    ;D I'm usually the first to catch the G-string innuendos, but that one went right over my head (there's another one!).

    [quote author=brucewayne131 link=topic=17085.msg213313#msg213313 date=1213058347]
    That's not uncommon on an SG ;)
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    I know a little trouble isn't uncommon, but if this much trouble was the norm, no one would play SG's.

    Does anyone here use locking tuners on their SG? If so, can anyone recommend a brand/model? Preferably one that doesn't require any drilling.
     
  8. 8-ball

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    [quote author=brucewayne131 link=topic=17085.msg213313#msg213313 date=1213058347]
    That's not uncommon on an SG ;)
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    The G string on SG is heaven compared to a Strat.
     

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