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guitar care ?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by keith_t4e, May 29, 2008.

  1. keith_t4e

    keith_t4e Member

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    When my guitar sits in the case a day or so it comes back out with the tuning a bit sharp. Why does the tuning become a bit sharp???
     
  2. Zorran

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    is it cold where you live?
     
  3. Blue Fin

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    My guitar also becomes sharp almost every day when I go to play it. I almost always have to tune it down.
     
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    clmazza Supporting Member

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    Probably due to the increase in humidity this time of year...
     
  5. keith_t4e

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    I've always wondered about this. I get scared thinking is the neck bowing etc. It happens to just about all of them----six. It is usually just about a step up.
     
  6. The Golden Boy

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    It's the tuning gnomes.

    I hate those guys.
     
  7. Rosewood

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    Humidity will pull the neck back and increase the pitch but the temperature of the neck and strings will also change the pitch. Check the pitch when you first pick the guitar up then after playing for a while check it again and the pitch will be lower because the neck and strings have warmed up some. This is why I always retune at the end of a set while strings and neck are warm.
     

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