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E string problem

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ninthwondernj, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. when tuning i was told to tune the top string (the thickest to E)..my tuner says its tuned..but it seems too loose. what should i do
  2. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Tune the octave flageolette. I noticed that a lot of tuners (including "bass tuners") don't accept lower than 50Hz, which is barely a A-string.
  3. my advice is if it interfears with your play get another E-string!
  4. You might consider a heavier gauge E string. Maybe a different brand string that has more tension, or even a taperwound string helps with floppy- loose strings!