View Full Version : ¿Qué Pasa?

02-07-2010, 03:46 PM
Just threw on some D'addario J65's in the old school D tuning (A,D,F#,B). So I'm sitting there expecting my strings to flatten as they stretch and the 4th, 2nd, and 1st strings are doing what they're supposed to. However, the D string/3rd string is getting sharper. I pull it and strum it and then check the tuning and it's up a half step at least. I've loosened the string a bunch and now I'm sitting with about 3/4 of a turn left on my tuning peg before the string is going to come out. Anyone else have a string go the wrong way during the "stretching out" phase.

02-07-2010, 04:19 PM
I've had strings that spent some time at a higher tuning continue to go sharp AFTER they've been tuned down, so that I ended up adjusting tuning down rather than up to stay on the note, but never had one not come off the peg...???

Doug W
02-07-2010, 04:22 PM
I saw this happen on a movie once. Get out of your house now!

I have had strings that seemed to go sharp but not new ones. This sort of thing doesn't happen in Minnesota.