Basics: A few tuning tips from Paul…

by Josh

This is the reason I started this site!  After reading yesterday’s post, my buddy Paul provided these additional tuning tips:

  • Always tune low (fatter strings) to high (thinner strings).  The lower strings put higher tension on the guitar’s neck, which can affect the tuning of the higher strings.  If you do this the other way around, you might find that the high strings have gone out of tune after you adjust the lower strings!
  • Always tune the tuning pegs from flat (looser) to sharp (tigher), for largely the same reason as above.  The tigher you make the strings, the more they affect the tension of the guitar’s neck!

Thanks for the tips, Paul!  If anyone else has guitar tuning tips, feel free to provide them in the comments!


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