Hey all, Last night i was playing with a g**tar buddy. I had my Johnson resonator ABG, and the 'a' string on this one goes flat after playing a little while, as it has since I've owned it. I've tightened the little screw but really I attribute this flaw to the fact that the string is cut fairly short, goes around the post maybe twice, and when I get off my lazy a$$ and change strings the problem should go away. Anyway, he says to me "did you lock the string?" to which I say "Huh?" He proceeds to take the string off and put it back on with the string overlapping itself the post. "All wrong," I tell him, "you wind the string from top to bottom on the post," to which he replies "why?" and I offer that that maximizes the break over the nut, besides my feeble "because that's how it's done." Damn string proceeded to stay in tune all night. What's the deal?