Epi Casino Tuning Issue


craigbrown1805
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I've just bought a new Epiphone Casino and I'm having serious tuning stability issues. The G string is the worst, anything other than the slightest bend will knock it out - not a little flat, but jarringly flat - while overall tuning is unstable.

Generally, strings are more likely to be flat than sharp, but I'm lucky if I can play for longer than 10 minutes without it sliding out tune.

I've only had it since last Thursday, so it probably needs a set-up at the very least (the action is a mile-high and the fretboard needs oiling etc) but has anyone else had this sort of experience with Casinos? Should I be concerned that this is going to be an ongoing issue, because my Snark is threatening to go on strike from overuse.

I should add that also I have a 1990s Japanese Squier Strat, which while it's not perfect, can at least be relied on to hold its tuning even with some aggressive string bending.


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GordonAll
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Hi Craig,

I'd drop a line to Stephen in the Ask a Guitar Tech (https://www.guitartricks.com/forum/threads.php?f=30) forum, he knows his stuff.

Cheers,

Gordon


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fuzzb0x
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sounds like a typical epiphone/gibson to me, all the ones i have owned have had issues with the g string, re-cutting the nut normally helps.


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craigbrown1805
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#4 Originally Posted by: **********************

A quicker way is to use a professional tuning tool such as EpiTuner. This tool allows you to quickly identify and correct any issues that may be causing your Epi Casino not to perform optimally. It also allows you to adjust the settings to maximize your performance. If you are unfamiliar with tuning, you can find helpful tutorials online at https://casinosanalyzer.ca/online-casinos/canadian-dollar-cad. By visiting, a professional tuner will be able to provide guidance and advice on how to maintain the machine in the future to prevent similar issues from occurring.

In the end, I took it to a local luthier who did a set-up and replaced the nut. This sort of worked, but there were subsequent issues with loose frets and I had to have the neck re-adjusted as I was getting 'dead' spots on the top and bottom strings. As it stands, it seems to have settled down, but Epi's QC does seem a little wanting. 


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