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DragonX556
post Apr 18 2009, 07:40 PM
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On my fender strat the high e and b strings pass under a metal piece on the neck. Attached Image My strings get stuck on the metal piece and it makes tuning a pain because when you turn the tuning knobs the strings sometimes stick. Would putting a small about of vaseline (petroleum jelly) under the metal piece be alright and not weaken the strings over time?
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post Apr 18 2009, 07:44 PM
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sometimes the nut also causes these "glitches" when tuning..

I hear a lot of people mentioning that putting grafite (a pencil) in the nut holes would do the trick just fine, so i guess using something like vaseline in your metal piece would not do something terrible to it..

dont know though..

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Bogdan Radovic
post Apr 18 2009, 08:41 PM
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Zion is right , maybe your nut is making these tuning problems, try putting graphite (from the pencil) inside the nut holes.Also I don't think lube will damage the string under the metal holder...Maybe you can use a string cleaning and lubricating agent like GHS Fast Fret or something there too.


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post Apr 18 2009, 09:06 PM
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Spray it a bit with some non-toxic-for-wood lubricant and it should be OK. Also try to scrub with a graphite pencil the inner side of a string tree, should be ok. If not, possibly the string tree itself is faulty, you can easily replace it, it doesn't cost that much.


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post Apr 18 2009, 09:25 PM
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Any sort of lube works, guitarists tend to use graphite because it's a "dry" lube, so it doesn't make much of a mess, and it's just easy to find and use. smile.gif

It's common for guitarists to lube the slots in the nut for the same reason, the strings won't get caught and tuning is made much easier. Depending on your bridge, the saddles should be lubed as well, in order to allow the string to return to their original position after using the tremolo.

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post Apr 18 2009, 09:30 PM
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Thanks for all the replies! I rubbed silicon oil on it and it tunes perfect now.
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