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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Out of tune

Hi all, I have this RG750, but whenever I tune it, and the G-chord sounds perfect, I strike a C-chord or other and it's out of tune.
When I tune it in C its the other way around.

What does this mean??
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 02:36 PM
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Re: Out of tune

Check your intonation.



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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Out of tune

I'm quite new to the technical part of guitars.
I do not have a tuning device, this makes it hard for me to check the intonation
correctly, doesn't it?
To the ear it sounds pretty much ok, but I know they're not.
What would your next step be, buy a tuning device?

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Re: Out of tune

It could very well be your technique. How long have you been playing?
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Re: Out of tune

I suggest having a pro look at it if you don't know much.
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Re: Out of tune

@Musikron: Don't you think that if it was a technique issue, all the chords would be out of tune? :-D
That aside, I been playing for a few years, only on acoustic, so I'm pretty new with electric guitars.

And yeah, it might be best to have someone look at it who knows what he's talking about.

Thanks guys!
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Re: Out of tune

Not at all, different chords require different shapes. Without PERFECT finger placement you will pull notes out of tune. An electric guitar has a much lighter action than an acoustic, so it is very likely you are fretting with a heavy hand.
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Re: Out of tune

Nah, I don't think so, cause I also have an Ibanez Gio, and that one sounds just perfect, all chords...
Besides, I wouldn't wanna waste your valuable time asking this if the possibility was there that it could be human error :-D
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Re: Out of tune

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Nah, I don't think so, cause I also have an Ibanez Gio, and that one sounds just perfect, all chords...
Besides, I wouldn't wanna waste your valuable time asking this if the possibility was there that it could be human error :-D
LOL---here you go, bud--check out this guide. It will help you tons!

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/intonation.htm



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Re: Out of tune

Sounds like intonation problem. A quick way to check is to tune,then play a D chord (not the bar, the one with open D string). then play those 3 fretted noted 12 frets higher with the open D string again and see if it sounds in tune. If it sounds in tune the 1st way but not the 2nd way, you are probably in need of a intonation set up. You can do the same with say, Em chord or a G.
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Re: Out of tune

Since you're not using a tuner, have you considered that your guitar may not be in tune? If you've only played an acoustic before, you may be used to how to tune a guitar with a fixed bridge. When you get a guitar with any sort of floating bridge, the tuning becomes much more difficult. By the time you get to the high #, the low E is most likely out of tune. There's a certain technique to tuning a guitar with a floating bridge quickly.
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