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Lookin' Sharp!

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by TroyK, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I have some dedicated practice space in my mostly finished out basement. It's got carpet, drywall and some sound proofing, but not heat or air. Seattle is usually pretty stable humidity wise, but we did have a clear spell and it just started raining again. Not a dramatic weather shift.

    When I went down to practice last night all 4 strings were almost a 1/2 step sharp. I had been out of town for a few days, so I had last tuned it probably 3 days earlier.

    This struck me as odd. Has to be either the weather change or a mischievous gnome playing games with me. Anyone have information supporting either theory?
  2. Charles Shores

    Charles Shores Commercial User

    Jul 26, 2005
    I think definitely a weather change...maybe you might want to get a thermo/hygrometer from walmart or something that has a memory of the highest and lowest temps and humidities.

    I've had some days in my college practice rooms that had the bass a whole step out of tune and condensation on the places where the finish had rubbed off. Sucks...

  3. Alex Scott

    Alex Scott

    May 8, 2002
    Austin, TX
    your wet bass expanded and the top stretched out more than your strings