I changed the strings on my fender strat using the same gauge strings that I allways use (ernie ball super slinkys) but this time for some reason there's so much tention, I've had to put it in Drop C just to feel normal!!
Eventually the strings will loosen up a bit and you'll be able to go higher. Well maybe you should just push them a bit further by yourself... When this happens to me I do some bends on each string all over the fretboard a couple of times and then I tune higher. The worst that can happen is that you break a string or something.
Grab the string, pull it up, and move it around gently but rapidly, and I don't mean on the fretboard. I promise the lord never to say this AGAIN but go Herman Li on that guitar and bend those strings UP.

It works.
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