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ginometalhead
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:50 am 
 

My guitar is setup for E standard tuning. The B string is stuck on B flat. It won't tune any higher. Is there a way to fix this or shall I let a pro handle it?

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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:14 am 
 

Does the tuning peg not turn, or does the pitch of the string not change when you turn it? Is the machine head moving when you turn the tuning peg?

Have you replaced the strings recently? What type of guitar is it?

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ginometalhead
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:46 am 
 

Zodijackyl wrote:
Does the tuning peg not turn, or does the pitch of the string not change when you turn it? Is the machine head moving when you turn the tuning peg?

Have you replaced the strings recently? What type of guitar is it?


Schecter. I had the strings replaced about two months ago. The peg is turned all the way, and thus will not turn any further. It remains in B flat.

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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:07 pm 
 

ginometalhead wrote:
Zodijackyl wrote:
Does the tuning peg not turn, or does the pitch of the string not change when you turn it? Is the machine head moving when you turn the tuning peg?

Have you replaced the strings recently? What type of guitar is it?


Schecter. I had the strings replaced about two months ago. The peg is turned all the way, and thus will not turn any further. It remains in B flat.


Are you tuning it using the knobs on a tremolo bridge? Unlock the locking nut, loosen the knobs on the bridge until they're halfway as far back as they go, and tune using the tuning pegs on the head of the guitar. Tuning pegs on the head of the guitar can continually turn, there's nothing stopping them from turning further other than the tension of the string (and you can easily break a string by turning it too far).

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