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View Poll Results: Which string slips out of tune the most?
Low E 11 12.94%
A 0 0%
D 1 1.18%
G 29 34.12%
B 40 47.06%
Hi E 4 4.71%
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:47 PM
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they all used to slip - till someone told me to put them through the post hole.
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:43 PM
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Default GPC 28e high E slips out of tune

I have have my GPC28E for 1 1/2 years, and I love it. I added a bone bridge and pins a year ago and it has sounded simply amazing. But I have had a lot of trouble with my high E and the B slipping out of tune lately. ESPECIALLY the high E, and D chords sound terrible to me when it's even the slightest bit out of tune. Any ideas or help? Could it be the strings themselves?
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:26 PM
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Gee we only missed the poll by almost a full 7 years. How did that happen?

B string, its all about the B string,
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:44 AM
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While my strings might go out of tune (perfectly normal, btw) they don’t “slip” out of tune.
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:45 AM
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B string for sure...
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B string for sure...
The poll is closed but yes, B string.

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Missing the option "Never noticed a difference between one string over another"

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Old 05-03-2019, 12:44 PM
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B string, followed next by the G string... then the treble E string.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:47 PM
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I read somewhere a long time ago that the B string is mathematically out of alignment, just slightly, with the rest of the intonation. It is by far the one I have the most trouble with. My test is a full E chord in first position, but then it may sound perfect on that chord but be slightly out on a G or a D, for instance.

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Old 05-03-2019, 02:08 PM
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I think some are taking the word “slips” too literally.

I believe he means which string goes out of tune most often. The OP can clarify.
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Like Howard stated, guitar strings don't slip out of tune unless there's an issue with the stringing. Humidity changes cause all my strings to go flat (guitar dehumidifying) or sharp (guitar humidifying). Otherwise during heavy session playing or practicing or performing - they all stay in tune the same.
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The 1st B string from the bottom on my 12 string. It always goes sharp on me! The worst part is, the more I play my 12 the more I notice when the pair is out of tune. Such an irritating cycle haha.
Gordon Lightfoot used to tell this story in concerts about how anyone who plays a 12-string knows how hard it is to get/keep the b strings in tune...he called them "The Belligerent B's"...then would go into a horror-story plotline about how they invaded the USA...
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:12 AM
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I string my Martin HD-35 in a way that it runs over itself. Rarely does any strings go out. I use 13's and tune down a whole step.
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