The TruGlide is an easy to use tuning stabilizer that guides the guitar strings correctly through the nut of the classic 3 by 3 head stock. No permanent mounting required. The 4 center strings go through the curved grooves on the bottom of the TruGlide. There are countless beloved guitars that don’t get played for one simple reason, they will not stay in tune. We are proud to offer this easy fix that will bring neglected instruments out of their cases and make good guitars even better.
The main issue with the 3 by 3 headstock is the four center strings pull sideways at the back of the nut. This can cause random tuning issues. At its worst, the string binds then suddenly slips causing the infamous “ping” during tuning and even worse during bends. The TruGlide lets the nut do its job supporting the bottom of the string and then gently guides the strings to the tuners using a low friction curved surface. The strings no longer move randomly and return to pitch even when bending to the sky.
What if my guitar is doing OK?
Players will also notice some other very cool benefits after installing the TruGlide. The first is the strings will tune up more accurately. The TruGlide makes the center tuners become more precise. It is really nice having the g string tune up so accurate and fast. Another benefit, especially on acoustics, is the ringing strings above the nut no longer need dampened. The string geometry above the nut is modified which makes the shorter string sections harder to excite and add undesirable overtones. No more digging around for hair scrunchies.
With all the nice things that the TruGlide can do it’s hard to see players not finding a use for it. Whether it’s giving a tuning troublemaker guitar a new lease on life or precision tuning an old workhorse. Chances are the TruGlide will do something positive for your guitar.
Where to get it
Back in Stock and available now.
The TruGlide is $19.95 plus shipping. International as low as $7.99.
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How To Install
- Start with a new set of strings. Install like normal just leave them loose.
- With the TruGlide just above the E tuning post, place the TruGlide slots over the “A” and “D” strings.
- Hold the TruGlide in place and pull the other two strings, “G” and “B” into their slots.
- Push the TruGlide down flat to the strings. Keeping the TruGlide down against the tuning post will balance out all the forces make the guitar Stay Tuned!
- Tune it up like normal.