How long does your Tele stay in tune???

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  1. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Tele-Afflicted

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    Realized today that its probably been quite a while since I tuned mine. Well... One of mine.

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    I have five guitars hung on the wall in my living room that I cycle through. Apparently this one never needs re-tuned. My Teles are the most stable guitars in my collection regardless of what tuners are on but the ones I did put lockers on are exceptional.
     
  2. John_B

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    With the mini grovers on my Tele, it stays in tune way longer than me. Including that G string that I use and abuse.
     
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    Agreed. My teles are my most stable.
     
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    Until I bend b or g strings. Other than that it holds tune for a long time.
     
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    Once a new set of stings gets stretched out, I have good luck with mine unless I accidentally move the tuners, or sit the head stock against an amp and move the tuners. If you play with a capo at all, you can can immediately tell where you might need an adjustment.
     
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    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    My best 'stay in tune' guitar. Only affected by humidity/temperature changes.
     
  7. G.Rotten

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    Yeah, those are the usual suspects.

    Binding in the nut?
     
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    The way I strangle necks ensures that I go out of tune during every song.
     
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    You need to re-tune a Tele?
     
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    They stay in tune better than any other guitar I've owned, I can get through a 2 hour band practice without doing much usually.
     
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    Every couple years, when you change strings.
     
  12. G.Rotten

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    I played a friend's house party in the back yard last weekend with this Tele.
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    It's still in tune today (except it was still in Drop D from the last song of the night).

    It also has staggered locking tuners.
     
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    Texicaster Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Weeks!

    I have a roasted ash and maple Strat and only break it out every few weeks if that. It had sat in a case for close to a year. Still in tune!
     
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    Mine came factory tuned so I'm good.
     
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    Temperature and humidity affect mine once at every major change of seasons, otherwise it seems, unless I get carried away with string bending, my tele tuning stays very stable … although most of my guitars act in this fashion too.
     
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    I like that.
     
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    I take one guitar out at a time and tune it. Tuning is usually stable until a weather change that requires AC or heat. My Gretsch is the least stable. Blame the Bigsby. My Simon and Patrick acoustic is stable enough that I can usually just take it out of the case and start playing.
     
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    All my guitars are pretty good, but I know how to cut and polish a nut, and stretch strings. I have junk tuners and quality tuners, and all stay in tune well. But if your tuners are worn out, replace them.
     
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    I'll have to let you know....next time it needs tuning;)
    Seriously, playing at home I often go for days. (with VERY frequent playing/practicing)
    Obviously on a gig I tune up before beginning, whether it needs it or not, and I occasionally "pull" a string out of tune during a song, and I want tuning to be as close to perfect before next song. But it's usually very stable between numbers.
     
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