Originally Posted by visualextacy
Hi, fellow guitar enthousiasts!
I have this problem with my guitar, and it's only the G string that has this problem. When I string my guitar, I do it normally and the same for every string, except I can't seem to string or tune my G string properly.
This is what happens:
When I'm doing the tuning I turn and turn the tuner. Suddenly the turning gets much harder to do, that's supposed to be normal, but not like this. It's like the tuner's stuck or something. When I try and keep tuning it higher to the G-tone, the tuner gives a "thack" sound and the string is tuned back a whole or one and a half tone. So I can't get to the G-tone, because my tuner doesn't work properly.
Is there anything I can do to resolve this problem?
What kind of tuner is it? It sounds like you have a stripped gear internally and it will have to be repaired or replaced. Unless it is a vintage instrument you would probably want to replace the set. The only other way this can happen is if you are not anchoring and stretching your strings correctly and the G string is slipping on the post. In most cases you can swap that tuner to another string and see if the problem moves. I have seen sheap tuners where the exposed worm gear gets wobbly and this happens. Sometimes you cah tighten them up with a vise or a drift with the tuner removed. You'll have to give it a goo visual inspection to see what's going on.
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