Instable Tuning of a Guitar: Reasons & Set Up Solutions.

A couple of days ago I’ve published a post about the EverTune bridge. I’ve found this quite innovative and interesting because it addresses one of the most annoying point in guitar playing: How to stay in tune when you play guitar? As most of the guitar veterans already know, and most of the rookies will find out sooner or later, there are many tips available to help you addressing this issue. If I was asked to summarize the idea behind all these tips, I would say: a proper set up will help you to keep your guitar in tune. Yeah, ok! But “what is a proper set up?” some might say.

For those like me who are not satisfied with some mystical explanations given by self-proclaimed gurus found here and there, or if you hate the plain simple answer “do it like that cause it worked for me”… In other words, if you just want to understand the mechanisms behind the tuning instability of a guitar, here is a series of videos made by Galeazzo Frudua from Frudua Guitars (remember I’ve mentionned Frudua Guitars in this post about Tuscany Guitars a couple of weeks ago). It is focusing on how to set up a stratocaster for a best tremolo use, but the information on the tuning stability issue is rather global as it concerns tremolo and string bending which has pretty much the same effect on tuning. This is a very interesting series of videos full with great technical and mechanistical information, paperboard illustrations and tips. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did… Understanding an issue is the best way to solve it!

Here are the 5 parts of how to set up a stratocaster for best tremolo use?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgfMyJ76p4o[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-h-jQlTA-w[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daAsLkXND7A[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvmUOwHieNY[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQEBS_G7Bc[/youtube]

More tips and advice videos on the Frudua TV youtube channel

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