#1
I have been messing with this for over a week, and im completely lost.

When i tune up my guitar with my Boss TU-2, everything reads up perfect. When i take the tuner off stand by and play some, everything is perfectly in tune.

But, when i play anywhere on the low E string, even though it reads as perfectly in tune on the pedal... It is out of tune by at least 1/8 of a whole note.

Open pluck = Perfect E reading on tuner

Any fretted pluck = some level of sharpness of desired note by at least 1/8 of a whole note. (3-6 LEDs on the tuner pedal)....A very audible difference.

Very aggrivating. And the intonation is perfect, ive checked time and time again.

Tremolo bridge is blocked, it doesnt move a hair.

Any ideas at all would be fantastic. Perhaps i should just take it in to guitar center?
#2
Either your guitar's frets aren't placed right or you are bending the strings when you fret them
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#3
either i havent ever noticed this over the past 3-4 years... which is practically impossible. or somethin on the guitar has happened recently. *shrug*
#4
it also could have swelled due to water damage the pkups could have been damaged some how i mean i don't know what to tell you

it could also be travel damage look for cracks or other physical dmg
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Also caught her playing fallout boy on my guitar, changed my strings and cleaned it the next day.
#5
well thankyou for your help. I think ill just take it to a guitar tech and hope it's something simple. or at least relatively cheap
#6
it could be that your pressing on the string to hard. if you have your guitar in a drip tuning, pressing on the string to hard will make the note go sharper than what it should be.
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#7
Perfect tuning on every fret (of a conventional guitar) is pretty much impossible. It's just the way they are and it's just accepted that way. The fret locations are based on some insane (to me anyway) calculations that unfortunately leave a lot of variables out of the picture. So mathmatically, the fret locations on a guitar neck would theoretically produce perfect tuning on every fret. Unfortunately, that's not what happens in the real world.

The Earvana nut and Buzz Feiten (spelling?) systems are closer, but the most accurate are the True Temperament necks ( http://www.truetemperament.com/main.php?go=24&lan=1 ). Those are the squiggly/twisted frets Steve Vai uses on some of his guitars.
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Last edited by Hakael at Feb 17, 2008,