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Gretsch G9240 string binding

1

Hi,

I'm having some problems with string binding, where esp. the D won't tune up smoothly all the time. Instead it's as if the string remains stuck somewhere and then gets unstuck (audibly) which causes tuning to jump up.

Is this a common issue with (certain) Gretsch guitars?

2

That very much sounds like the nut needs some attention. It can happen that there is a burr in the nut and the string gets hung up on it until a certain amount of tension breaks it free, causing that "boink" sound.

Either use a nut file on it or take it someone qualified to address it. Also, this is most likely a warranty issue, so you can take it back to the dealer where you purchased it and have them sort it out.

3

Yup.

Nut.

And as long as you hear that "dink" it will not stay in tune.

Super easy fix.

4

That can also happen if you switch to a larger gauge of strings, with a nut slot cut for a smaller gauge.


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