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OOtim

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Jun 8, 2006
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I just got a brand new custom a couple of weeks ago and I love it. The only thing that is bothering me is I don't seem to be able to get the G string in tune. I always tune down and then back up if I go sharp but the G makes that slipping sound and goes sharp every time I get close. I have not had it set up because I love the feel of it right out of the box. What can I do?
 

dwagar

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Apr 18, 2005
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try a bit of graphite (pencil lead) in the nut on that string slot.
 

JoeV

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Mar 14, 2006
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The g string is always a problem on my guitars, too. I don't know why. Take the string out of the nut slot and run a graphite pencil down the slot a few times to lubricate the slot. That, along with properly winding and stretching the strings, should help a lot.
 

Oldrocker

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Nov 19, 2002
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Your string is binding in the nut. It could just need the lubricant or the nut slot could be too narrow and need filing.
 

mingus

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Apr 3, 2006
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That will do the trick. Pencil lead is really just graphite.
 
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