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Help changing acoustic guitar strings

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by zeppfan90, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. zeppfan90

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    I just put new strings on my acoustic for the first time. Every string sounds good except the 3rd and 4th string. They are both too low sounding when they are in tune and the tension is loose? How can I fix this? thanks!
  2. Garyth

    Garyth Now What ..? Supporting Member

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    use your smartphone to make sure you are on the right frequencies for your tuning. odds are your are an octave low, but right note.
  3. zeppfan90

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    I don't have a smart phone. I just have my clip on tuner.
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  5. Garyth

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    follow the 5th fret tune-by-ear procedures, many references on the web here's one: get-tuned.com

    That will get them all close enough for your tuner to finish it off, assuming your ear isn't good enough.

    If you can't tell freq/octave by ear using an online tuner, then you really need something to roughly set the string frequency for the tuning that you want; then finish it off with your clip-on

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