Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dried Up Tuner

I bought a Korg tuner today, mainly because I have trouble keeping the bass strings on my guitar in tune.

It's a good metronome and a fair enough tuner. I proceeded to tune my guitar and my son's bass. I discovered a strange effect on my low E string. The open string E is in tune, but the first fret F is almost 50 cents sharp. The tuning gets better as I go up the fretboard. I always thought that string sounded a bit strange, but that F is darn close to an F#. The other strings don't have that problem.

Anybody have an idea why this might happen?


Anonymous said...

Hmmm . . . that's weird. I'd almost say you should adjust your intonation--but you usually encounter that kind of problem further up the neck.

I dunno. Might be worth a try. Couldn't hurt.

Rick Novy said...

I looked into that this evening and it seems the little spring is wound pretty tight. I'm thinking that the string might just be worn out.