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pmgnut



Joined: 17 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two books, both of which have instructions on how to tune. However, they do not explain troubleshooting when your having a tough time.
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Jon1980



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently purchased an Ibanez Pat Metheny 'PM 35' guitar and for the price I played it is an amazing instrument.

I always get guitars professionally set up, I'm too worried about breaking them if I start fiddling with them lol.
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pmgnut



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The PM 35 is a really nice guitar. Congrats! That's actually the one I had my eye's on but can't really swing the 800 bucks.
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Creekwriter



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have another question on tuning. I can't seem to tune it right { my current epi nylon string }. I do have a chromatic tuner and am setting the strings to all the right letters but am having great difficulty tuning the G string. It's either way too low or too high of a pitch in relation to the B and D. I either have to crank it way down to a point where the string is abnormally loose or too tight to where it is probably at a breaking point.


Try tuning the G string to D and then slowly raising it 5 tones to G. Another way of checking it is to pluck the D string at the 5th fret. They should sound identical. If you are using a proper 3rd string, it should not break.

Perhaps you should observe someone more experienced tuning your guitar, in order to learn.

Good luck.
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