1 Suprdave 8 months ago Well, It's time for another TDC album/CD/whatever the kids are calling it these days. I have enough original written music that I could do a 4 hour show without a break so coming up with material wasn't an issue. We picked our favorite songs and decided to start the process. After a few hours on a Saturday playing live tracks to get the drum tracks down and a couple of evenings getting the Bass tracks down, it was my turn. We've got the Drums and Bass parts finished and ready for editing. Our producer, who is a good friend with perfect pitch and great skills at Logic and Pro-tools, has set forth to finish one song at a time with myself and my lead guitarist. I get to go first. So I enjoyed watching our Bassist lay down one or two tracks per song and get a good track down. First song in, took me 5 try's. My lead guitarist, only two. Second song 5-7 trys for me. Much frustration and nervous sweat. "Dave, your out of tune again." "No Toby, it's my fingers, not my guitar." Third song....15 takes. I am so embarrassed and sweating like a shower head. Come to find out my G-String wont stay in tune for a second. Well, lets check the nut because that's nearly always the culprit, right? The nut is fine. So last night we had a practice, which we haven't had time to do in months because of life and our recording project. I decided to put a new G string on. My second guitarist said that he had read somewhere that D'Addarios are having an issue with some strings coming unwound, over time,and losing tune. I know I'm a ham-fisted player and I can sound okay live, with a band, but I never really realized how much i need to pay attention where my fingers are going and how much pressure I'm using. It's already a bit frustrating, so is anyone else having string issues or heard about this string issue? I can back up and rethink how I play and make adjustments for recording and I'm sure it will make me a better player but it really puts my skills and sound right out there in the open. Does anyone else have these issues in studio,or is it just me and a very picky producer? I'm actually pretty happy with the fact that his goal is for us to sound better, so I'm not blaming him but man this is kicking my butt big time.Sorry for the rant but hey, I feel better already.