No-one likes tuning – so, let’s eliminate these pesky issues once and for all and get on with playing.
It’s understandable why professionals hire a stage guitar tech to tune up everything before they play. It’s not a job anyone enjoys. So we thought we’d run through some of the techniques used by a guitar repair shop to crack down on those tuning gremlins.
As the causes can be numerous, it’s helpful to have checklist to run through if your tuning problems are reoccurring. As you will see, it’s a lot of small steps and mostly it’s a game of minimising friction with a dab of stabilising this and that.
Check over each of these points when you’re stringing up the next time as part of your regular maintenance. Here’s how to tune up and stay tuned…