Sharp Notes After Sitting - Then Goes In Tune?

sixstringoverdrive

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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!
 

Ryan Murphy

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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.
 

Alnus Rubra

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Body heat adjustment?

^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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