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Just tried to put 8 gauge strings on my electric guitar but the 3 bottom strings G, B, & E go out of tune every time i bend them?

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  • Tony B
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    G, B and E are the three TOP strings (or they should be). 

    Have you stretched them? When fitting new strings they need to be stretched gently, especially the plain strings. Otherwise they continue to go out of tune probably for days.

    • Emdog
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      Maybe he's doing a Dick Dale? haha. The skinnier the string the more likely to go out of tune in my experience. I prefer 11's electric or acoustic

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  • 1 month ago

    Check the nut or rear bridge. If they're new strings.... You will need to re tune it a couple times until the settle in...

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