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Four Reasons Your Guitar Plays Out of Tune

*** UPDATED 10-28-17 *** Let’s face it, guitar tuning problems are a hassle. Tuning in general is an inconvenience, and can be downright overwhelming if you’re a beginner and aren’t wise to tuning’s finer points. Most instruments must be tuned before playing, with exceptions like pianos and keyboards. Even brass instruments and drums should be tuned. So now that we know tuning is a reality for playing music, let’s narrow it down to the biggest factors and catch that vibe. Why does your guitar play in tune then out of tune? I believe the four biggest factors affecting guitar tuning are:...

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Are “special” guitar strings any better than normal strings?

*** Updated 10-7-17 *** Over the last couple decades a variety of new strings have arrived on the scene. This includes strings that allegedly stay in tune better, bend better, and “coated” strings, which supposedly last longer and sound better than un-coated strings. This coating is basically a fine, flexible shell that protects each string, popularized by companies like Elixir. So is there any truth to these claims or are we strung out over nothing? Stay-in tune strings and super bending  In my many years of playing and working on all sorts of guitars, I have never seen any difference in guitar strings that...

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