Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Re: How much time to you spend tuning?
Generally if tuning is the only thing I'm doing, It'll take less than 30 seconds. If I have to unlock the locking nut that will take an extra minute. Changing tuning (such as E to Eb or visa versa) doesn't take that long for me, even on a floating bridge, as long as it's only a half step increment. If it's more than that it throws the trem angle out of wack and you have to adjust the spring tension, which again throws the strings out of tune, turning everything into a guessing game.
If I'm fiddling with the action it might take up to 5 minutes trying to balance the spring tension, sometimes more if I'm not doing it carefully.