Open E String is in Tune but fingered pitches are sharp?



Asked by: Sarah Reed

Why does my high E string always sound out of tune?





A loose or leaning saddle can change the length of the string and affect intonation. Be sure that the saddle is properly positioned in the slot in the bridge and not leaning either way. If you take all the strings off at once to re-string, it is possible for the saddle to change position.

Why did my E string snap violin?

Improper tuning could be the cause (see above) or it could be there’s a metal burr or a sharp edge causing the problem. Since most E strings are looped, they’re especially vulnerable to sharp-edged fine tuners. If strings tend to snap at the fine tuners, the edges may need to be rounded by a violin maker.

How do you stop a violin E string from breaking?

So let's get to. It. My most popular video is how to prevent slipping pegs on the violin. And occasionally. I see comments come through where people break their strings.

Why does the E string break so easily?

If your top E string keeps breaking, the first common culprit is you may be putting your strings on wrong. Culprit No 2 is winding the string the wrong way, or winding completely the wrong string wondering, “why is this sucker not changing pitch?”… twang!

How do you tune an E string without snapping it?





But the whole string is that not being pulled that's why he will have some breakage on this portion. Also on the bossy stop to try on the second string.

How do you stop E strings from snapping when tuning?

If the high e keeps snapping in the same spot (ex: tuning peg, nut, bridge) examine that spot on your guitar closely. If you see a burr, nick, or sharp edge on the guitar, file it away with some fine sandpaper or an old wound guitar string like a standard d-string. You could also just keep replacing the high e.

Why does my low E string keep breaking?

So, over time normal wear-and-tear can take its toll. The slots can become misshapen and/or become dirty with grit and grime after years of use. All these factors can lead to string breakage at the nut. Just as sharp tuning posts can act like little string cutters, dirty or misshapen nut slots can break strings too.

Does the low E string snap?

Yes, but only once. I was playing and i hit the G instead of A so I did a bend to get it and it snapped. I’ve snapped my A twice and my high E once.

Does changing tuning damage strings?

While alternate tunings can shorten the life of your guitar strings, changing tunings is unlikely to damage your guitar. Most alternate tunings are actually lower in overall tension than standard tuning, so there’s no real risk of applying more tension than the guitar can handle.



How do I stop my high E string from buzzing?

If it’s just that high E on the first couple of frets, try slipping a thin piece of paper, or something between the string and the slot, then tune it back up. If the buzzing goes away, here’s another trick. Instead of replacing the nut, get a tiny bit of baking soda and super glue.

Why is my open string buzzing?

SOLUTION #3 – When you experience all or most of the strings buzzing when played open, then it is likely the neck is back bowed (there’s not enough relief). The strings are buzzing against the first fret. The fix is simple: increase the amount of relief in the neck by loosening the truss rod.

Why is my high E string so twangy?

Re: Why has my high E string become “twangy”



It is out of the equation when the string is fretted. It could be that the action is too low, because of a low saddle on the bridge or the neck is bent, so the string touches a fret when picked.