how do tuning forks stay in tune, and can they ever go out of tune?

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how do tuning forks stay in tune, and can they ever go out of tune?

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Technically, their “tune” changes all the time because their temperature (and thus their size) changes. Granted, its a very small change and not really perceptible by the human ear but it is measurable with sensitive enough equipment.

Unless you keep your tuning fork in an absolutely climate controlled environment that was exactly the same as when they were tuned the first time.

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