Thanks for this. It seems I'm a bit lazy about constantly retuning my strings! I'll certainly follow this advice.James Lister wrote: ↑Sat May 27, 2017 9:28 amI do this, and usually tune all the strings a semitone above pitch. I know many professional players who change their strings the day before a performance, and have no problem with tuning stability (well, no more than usual with nylon strings). Once an hour is probably enough if you can't manage every half-hour. After half a day or so the bass strings will be pretty stable, but the trebles will probably take longer.
This is quite true. Just something you have to deal with!
I saw a pretty famous pro guitarist doing that in concert. He was yanking the string about 6 to 8 inches off the sound hole to stretch it out before tuning. That made me clench my teeth. Good that he did not let go and twang it against the top which would have been quite a spectacle. The guitar was an expensive Mathias Damann. I learned later yanking on a string like that exerts undue stress on the top but you do what you have to do to get the guitar in tune in a performance.
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