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Larry Robbins

Fort Edward, New York
Post  Posted 29 Jun 2019 2:47 pm    
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Are the new strings the same gauges that you always have used?
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Nick Waugh

United Kingdom
Post  Posted 30 Jun 2019 11:55 am    
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I have ordered a bottle of Tri flow oil, but I am struggling to find something suitable to clean off the nasty lubricant I used. I can get hold of Ronsonol lighter fluid, but I read that they no longer use Naptha in it. Any other suggestions for a cleaning agent?

I have a bottle of Swan lighter fuel which contains extra refined and purified butane gas. Would this work?
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Dan Robinson

Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 1 Jul 2019 9:02 am    
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Nick, I keep thinking about your recent installation of the NYXL strings. That event marks the start of all your trouble.

New strings will detune (go flat) when raised, especially if they were not manually stretched when installed. This will be more pronounced on wound strings.

Strings can slip at the tuning post if not wrapped to lock them onto the post.

Some suggestions from Bud Carter are found here:

See How to change strings

And Larry Robbins asks a good question about the new vs old string gauges. Not that you can't make changes, but adjustment of tuning nuts and pull length may be needed.

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Bobby D. Jones

West Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 1 Jul 2019 7:36 pm     strings going out of tune
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Do you have access to Spray Can Starting Fluid, (Like used on Diesel Engines in cold weather) It is an either based fluid. It will clean and remove all lube. Re-Lube as soon as the either dries away. Protect finish on guitar from the spray just to be safe. Stay away from Brake Cleaner it can wreck a Lacquer finish if that is what your guitar has.
Good Luck and Happy Steelin.
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Ken Byng

Southampton, England
Post  Posted 5 Jul 2019 11:14 am    
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I will give your guitar a full going over with you in my workshop this coming Tuesday. There aren't too many problems to check for, and I'm sure that whatever is causing the issue will become quickly apparent.
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