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    Acoustic guitar tuning and re stringing HELP please

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    Long story short. i bought an acoustic guitar 2 weeks ago, it needed new strings. i bought new strings. i strung it and tuned it (my ears AND a tuner)
    But the strings are really really loose even though they are in tune. Is this supposed to be like this. I am used to electic guitars and the strings are MUCH looser on the acoustic than the electric. I did buy acoustic strings btw.
    The low E rattles againts the fretboard when you play it normally. its that loose. Please help.
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    What gauge strings did you buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisedude
    What gauge strings did you buy?
    010" - 047"
    0.25mm-1.19mm

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    stupid question, but I have to ask: is your E tuned an octave lower than it should be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrog
    stupid question, but I have to ask: is your E tuned an octave lower than it should be?
    no its not. i have allready checked that possability. It cant be otherwise it would be higher pitched than the 5th string (a)
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    10s really are for girls only but all the same you shouldn't have too much trouble with the reduced tension ... unless it's like a 3/4 scale length guitar or something else is wrong ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by breeeeza
    no its not. i have allready checked that possability. It cant be otherwise it would be higher pitched than the 5th string (a)
    thanks
    I figured it wouldn't be, since you said that you'd tuned w/ your ears as well as a tuner (the tuners will pick up any octave).

    I assume that you have all the strings in the correct locations....a light string tuned to a low E would be looser than normal. But being an electric player, I'm sure you've done this many times before......

    I dunno - it's a real head scratcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrog
    I figured it wouldn't be, since you said that you'd tuned w/ your ears as well as a tuner (the tuners will pick up any octave).

    I assume that you have all the strings in the correct locations....a light string tuned to a low E would be looser than normal. But being an electric player, I'm sure you've done this many times before......

    I dunno - it's a real head scratcher

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    Yer i have been scratching my head so much im going bold
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    What is the distance the string raises off the fret board when you pull up on the low E string at about the 12th fret. Is it more than about 1/2 inch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpe
    What is the distance the string raises off the fret board when you pull up on the low E string at about the 12th fret. Is it more than about 1/2 inch?
    Yer it is. its about 0.9"
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