#1
I have an ec-1000 with the esp locking tuners. I tune my guitar after practice each night, but the next evening, the guitar has dropped in pitch just a bit, requiring me to tune up again before each practice. Any ideas as to what is slipping or causing this? The tuning remains stable while I'm playing, although I don't do much bends, but when the guitar is idle for a few hours, it slowly goes out of tune.
#2
One thing just occured to me, I don't think my guitar gets direct sunlight uring the day, but my apartment probably warms up a few degrees and cools again in the night. Could that stretch the strings or neck in some way, causing it to gently slip?
#3
That's probably it. Leave it for a day longer than you do now so it's been idle for 36-40 hours, then see if it detunes any more than usual and if it doesn't- it's the heat. It could respond similarly to pressure (doubt this is an issue) or humidity.
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Yeah it's just temperature.

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#5
coud be a broken headstock, a little extreme yes, but possible. the headstock on my sg, got a little banged up without me knowing, and kept going out of tune everyday, untill i notice a huge crack on the back of the headstock a week later. couldnt hurt to get a get a closer look, if there is a crack, tuning up everytime is just making it worse...
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#6
its perfectly normal...everyone tunes their guitar before they play
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its perfectly normal...everyone tunes their guitar before they play


not always true, i usually go days and many hours of playing before needing to retune my strat
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not always true, i usually go days and many hours of playing before needing to retune my strat


ye ok some guitars hold their tuning better than other but it going out of tune naturally shouldnt be anything to be concerned over
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Yeah i'v got a cort zenox z44 and the guitar will stay pretty much in perfect tune for days. My bedroom is in the basement and temperatures and humidity stay about the same. (temp low humidity high ha) But if i tune it when its cold and play later when it is warm the strings are all tighter. This doesnt really bother me unless i am playing to a song or something. Sometimes i take in account the temp and tune it a bit lower and then later it is perfect.
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its perfectly normal...everyone tunes their guitar before they play

I have Ibanez Star Tuners, none locking, and I only tune about once every 3 days...
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not always true, i usually go days and many hours of playing before needing to retune my strat


my shitty strat copy goes for days without needing a retune, and it's experiencing the same temps as my ec-1000. I guess some guitars are more affected by temp changes than others.
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My squier strat holds tuning pretty well. I still make sure it's in tune before I play though.
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#14
It's a guitar to guitar basis along with where it is and how it's affected by the weather.

ex: my davison 7 at home will stay in tune for a few days but when i travel, the tuning is either a few pitches up (going up north) or dropped (south).
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