Qestion on intonation/string age

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Jim Caldwell, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Jim Caldwell

    Jim Caldwell Guest

    I have a Strat and Line 6 amp with the indicator light tuning on the
    floorboard. I had the intonation at the octaves set very accurately on a new
    set of D'Addario .009's. But after they were about 10days old, and averaging
    perhaps an hour of play time each day, I checked the intonation again, and
    the solid strings had gone way sharp at the octave, while the wound strings
    had gone sharp to a much lesser extent. Is this the normal or usual
    situation? Does this vary much with the brand/gauge?
  2. Road Warrior

    Road Warrior Guest

    "Jim Caldwell" <Jamesw@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:bisf36$cme64$1@ID-153828.news.uni-berlin.de...

    > I have a Strat and Line 6 amp with the indicator light tuning on the
    > floorboard. I had the intonation at the octaves set very accurately on a

    new
    > set of D'Addario .009's. But after they were about 10days old, and

    averaging
    > perhaps an hour of play time each day, I checked the intonation again,

    and
    > the solid strings had gone way sharp at the octave, while the wound

    strings
    > had gone sharp to a much lesser extent. Is this the normal or usual
    > situation? Does this vary much with the brand/gauge?


    Well, the Start "could" have freaked out on you, but the first thing I'd do
    is change the strings and see what happens. 9 or 10 hours on one set would
    be TOO much for me. after about 3 hours my strings are hosed.It's all about
    how much pH you have in your skin and if you whammy or bend a lot. Once
    those strings start to get black or start losing their consistency from
    bending etc. there's no way to keep those strings intonated.

    So, change em' first and check it out after.

    Jeff

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