MY Dot wont stay in tune
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:50 AM
Isn't there a manufacturer that makes full sets with a wound G?
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:59 AM
in that quote he tells the tale. it's a trade off most don't make.
You either learn to compensate, tune your guitar to itself as far as balance toward perfection, or add a compensated nut.
and then there's this:
For most players, the problem of fragility is not significant; violent use of the Strat whammy-bar can cause premature string breakage, but otherwise, itís generally no big deal. However, the question of bendability is, for most players, rather significant. Many players just assume that a wound third string is out of the question for this reason alone. Iím challenging these players to re-evaluate this assumption ó do you really want to put up with the Tonal Disaster that is the unwound third string, just to bend the third string like a Blues-Weenie rattling off an arsenal of recycled cliches? Is it really worth it?
blues weenie? hey buddy, piss off. and tonal disaster, really? how many of your guitar heroes use wound thirds on electric? sound like weenies to you? bending isn't important? is he unaware of how much bending those rock weenies, country weenies, and jazz weenies do?
sure the third string is a problem.. but can we at least realize that this problem has been overcome to the satisfaction of most professional players without winding the third..
Me, I'll take proper set up and adjustable pole pieces.. good nut slotting, fine fret work, careful intonation.. the right pots and caps.. and an amplifier that's made for the whole schmear. works for me.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:30 AM
I had the same problem with my Dot. After a pro set-up the problem went away. I suspect there was a problem with the nut.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:22 AM
Besides, after a good setup you won't believe how good it feels and sounds.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:26 AM
Usually, when a string is in tune when played open but goes sharp when fretted, it indicates that the string is too high coming off the nut. Take a look how high the G string is over the first fret as compared to the other strings - it should just clear it. If it is too high, have a tech file the slot a hair (unless you feel up to the task yourself).
Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:40 AM