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Oct 29, 2023 - 12:05:50 PM
50 posts since 6/11/2022

I have found that if I tune while sitting, and everything is good, then stand it sounds wrong, when I check the tuner it went a bit flat. So, apparently the neck must be lifting a very small amount. I have had this Dobro apart in the past, know my way around it, so looks like tightening again? However, is this somewhat normal? I don't notice any lifting at the heel, but then I can't really see it when standing.

Oct 29, 2023 - 12:51:12 PM
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2504 posts since 8/3/2008

Just tune it in the playing position.

Re-tune as necessary through the performance.

h

Oct 29, 2023 - 12:55:29 PM

50 posts since 6/11/2022

Is it that common? I have done the retune, but thought it might be an issue to solve.

Oct 29, 2023 - 1:29:19 PM
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2504 posts since 8/3/2008

I might retune 3-4 times during a set due to string wear, temperature, humidity, my ears, whatever.

I wouldn't worry unless there were seriously unusual changes, like half to whole step changes.

That's why gawd invented electronic tuners.

h

Oct 29, 2023 - 5:12:46 PM

LukeL

USA

381 posts since 5/11/2018

I wouldn’t worry about it. I tune after every song when performing. Professionals I’ve seen do as well.

Oct 29, 2023 - 7:14:19 PM

50 posts since 6/11/2022

OK, guess I'll stop 'fretting'. I will often recheck, but I was sitting, mainly to see better, then stood and my ears said what?

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