I know it sounds silly, but it makes me crazy. Maybe it's my ear, or brain I've been suffering from this on all my guitars (Yamaha acoustic with D'Addario bronses) and others. I've thought it is because the guitar quality.
Recently I've bought a new Ibanez AM 95
not a cheap instrument. I've set up it correctly, using my Fender amp's tuner, and double checked with Guitar Rig 5 tuner, so neck, bridge all set up perfectly, and the instrument in exact tune. I've not only checking the octave when setting up bridge, but checking one note below and above or more, I've checking all notes practically.
All in tune.
First I've equipped it with D'Addario Chromes, 10-45 flat wound jazz, then I changed the E to 11, then 12. Now I changed to Thomastik GB-112 with E 12.
My (paranoid?) problem that all notes on E (high) sounds like out of tune by itself. I thouhgt maybe it is an out tune harmonics coming from other strings, so I'am dumping the other strings, still the same...
When I check every note in the E string with any tuner it seems to be correctly tuned, below 1 cent. The strangest thing I feel the "false" out of tune thing picking a single note (every note on the string), but mainly above 5th fret.
Has anybody similar experience, or it is just me?