Sharp Notes After Sitting - Then Goes In Tune?

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  1. sixstringoverdrive

    sixstringoverdrive New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Bought a new Silver Sky a couple months ago and have noticed lately that when it sits for a few minutes, the strings go sharp (maybe 10-20 cents?). However, if I play for 5-10 seconds, they go back to being in tune.

    Anyone experience this? Could the tremolo claw screws be too tight?

    I've also noticed when tuning the guitar, sometimes the low E string will be flat/sharp and then goes back in tune? I've had problems setting intonation on the low E string because of it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ryan Murphy

    Ryan Murphy Stares at bright lights

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    Try putting graphite in the nut the next time you change the strings, and if the bridge is sitting parallel with the body of the guitar then the claws shouldn't be an issue.
     
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  3. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Body heat adjustment?
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    ^this^

    If the room you’re in is cool, then strings cool down and the metal string shrinks and goes sharp.

    As your hands touch the strings and they warm up, the metal expands and the strings go back to pitch.
     
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  5. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    This usually happens to me at a show, especially in the winter. How quickly it normalizes depends on how sticky the nut is, too.
     
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  6. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Generally when this happens to me, a quick one step bend on each string brings me back to tune. Generally.
     
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  7. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    before I play I work each string out by giving it a good two hand bend at the 12th about 30 times each. takes just about 2 minutes then I tune. adds to stability
     
  8. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    ...only takes vai 18 seconds.
     

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