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A string gets out of tune

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by EvFalselight, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. EvFalselight


    Sep 26, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I think i did a huge mistake, i turn the truss rod a little bit too much i think,
    let's say about 1 turn clockwise and maybe a half counter...
    though everything looks good, the A string is always getting out of tune and i wonder if the turning are the problem...

    What should i do to not make it any worse?
  2. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    You turned the trussrod all the way around???? 1/4 turn at a time, man! I even go as little as 1/8 or 1/16th of a turn when adjusting the neck. What you did shouldn't affect the A string staying in tune, though, unless you broke the trussrod by turning it so much at one time.
  3. Precision101


    Sep 22, 2013
    Truss rod doesn't effect the strings tunability that much. It's probably the string slipping up and down on the machine head or the tension of the string is out of wack. It's a common problem with strings and basses. If your adjusting the truss rod like ^he said do it 1/4 at a time. It's not something to mess around with. A broken truss rod is a big deal and might result in a new neck but try these out. In my experience this is how I fix it
  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Kind of sounds like a faulty A string installation.