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new strings keep tuning up

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by shadowhywind, Feb 26, 2008.


  1. shadowhywind

    shadowhywind

    Feb 17, 2007
    I am having a bit of a problem, and don't know if this is normal or not. my belcantos have been tuning up about a quarter of a step (somewhere between a g and a g#) at first i thought they were because they were new. But the G & D have been on since about middle of December and the A & E have been on since middle of January. The room is stable, (same temp/humidity) so i have no idea anymore never had this issue with my obliagtos. Any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. Does the pitch move a lot?
    Is the bridge warping or tilting toward the fingerboard?
     
  3. shadowhywind

    shadowhywind

    Feb 17, 2007
    it will move up somewhere between 24-48 hours of not playing.
    The bridge isn't warping and the bridge was leaning forward at first, but that was my fault not the strings (i didn't reset/check the bridge when i changed my strings). But i refixed that about 2 weeks ago.
     
  4. Maybe something is going wrong with your bass.
    I suggest you bring it to a qualified luthier for inspection.
     
  5. shadowhywind

    shadowhywind

    Feb 17, 2007
    But why directly after changing the strings? Never had the issue with the old set, thats why i was thinking it may be the strings
     
  6. Changed them one at a time, or all together?

    The tension is probably much higher on the top with the Belcantos.

    Dunno, just guesses!
    :)

    Good luck!
    François
     
  7. Uncletoad

    Uncletoad

    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    I had some drifting issues with the Belcanto strings. They'll settle in. Hang in there for a while longer.
     
  8. shadowhywind

    shadowhywind

    Feb 17, 2007
    Well I think they are finally starting to settle in. Been about a week without having to tune them. So guess i was worrying for nothing. Thanks for the help
     

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