Jem7vwh '03 goes 1-2 cents flat after sitting overnight.

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Everything that could possibly be loose on this guitar has been tightened.
Can anyone help me out with this one?
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Stretch your strings real good when you fit 'm. Perhaps try another brand?
Secondly, perhaps temperature or humidity is variying a lot?
Also, any grooves in your locking nut perhaps?
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It's just starting to get cold in my area. We're averaging 55 degrees daytime & 34 degrees at night.
I've been using Super slinky's for a while now & I love them.
I DID notice a significant groove in the high-E string slot of the nut.
I guess the wood itself could be expanding & contracting with the change in temp & humidity...

This is my 1st Jem & it seems to be much more succeptable to change than any of my strats.
could it be that it's still not "broken in" yet?
Thanks Jeroen!

Peace!
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p.s. I do stretch them real good when I string it up. :wink:
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I don't think the wood would work that much. Neck wood is usually settled enough, Ebony keeps working but in such small ammounts, you won't notice it.

Temp can be an issue, but here I've got the heating off all day and full blast on all evening and I don't notice anything.

A groove at the high E can let that string slip easally. That could be the culprit. If one string goes out of whack, it fsck's the whole tunning.
You can check that by retuning the High E only and see if the rest is then back in tune (or near back in tune).
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ah, I see.
good advise, I'll check that E string next time she goes flat.
thanks again!
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1-2 cents flat? i would agree that the groove in the e string would be the problem, but i wouldnt' worry about only 1-2 cents unless it started getting worse.
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agreed.
maybe I'm just being like an overcautious parent or something.
it's just that I've NEVER seen a guitar do this before.
it's almost inaudable (spelling?) but the tuner doesn't usually lie :wink:

I mean, do Evo & Flo do this?
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what do you mean buy 1-2 cents flats?
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i would say its the temperatue! the springs in the back with move with the temperature as well as the rest of the guitar, its unavaoidable really. 1-2% should be able to get rid of that with the fine tuners
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I think you're right about the temp. since we've done some "winterizing" to the house, it seems to be a bit warmer & I bought a hanger & hung the Jem up on the wall. I haven't put it on the tuner yet but she seems to be in tune
thanks everyone!
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Who knows why it's happening (probably temperature), but I think it's pretty cool that you notice a change of 2 cents. :D
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Why would a change of 2 cents even concern you? Seems like letting almost any guitar sitting over night could cause it to be exposed to enough environmental factors, and just from sitting there i suppose, to go slightly out of tune (but 1 to 2 cents is hardly noticeable isn't it?)
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I know 2 cents doesn't seem like alot but I noticed it was out of tune while playing along with a track. when I put it on the tuner, it was out.
I just checked it now after it had been hanging on the wall all last night & all day today without being played (i know kill me now :oops: )
anyway, she's pretty much in tune.

Best I can figure is that finally remembering to tighten the set-screws in the studs did the trick.
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for such a small % out of tune, it could have been millions of different things really
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