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Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by heltershelton, Feb 3, 2020.
Honestly I stretch the hell out of my strings and still never change them on the same day as a gig.
For years I've stretched my strings by tuning them one full note high for the first few tunings... then tune them back to normal. The sound has always been great, the strings last for ages, and as the OP states, stretched strings tend to stay in tune. I figure string stretching methods are widely varied; wouldn't mind hearing how others do their string stretching.
how in tune is “perfectly in tune”?
I guess in tune to the point where they don't drive me insane.
Perfectly in tune is the point where you no longer get this look from the bass player....
i usually stretch the strings i put on a new build by tuning to pitch,
then starting at the highest fret and pulling up on the string pretty hard
and working my way down the fingerboard, then back up again.
Retune, and repeat this 2 more times, and the strings are ready to hold their
pitch after that.
NB: i also use .011 - .047 or .050 flat wounds on a lot of my guitars, and don't
generally ever change them unless one breaks, or i need to switch gauges for
My trusty Musicmaster probably has had the same strings on it for more than 10 years.
Clean To Dirty
i don't have corrosive perspiration though.