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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does your Universe flutter?

It seems all the sudden my 98 uv777bk has ceased to flutter. It has the lopro and the springs havent been changed. Checked the contact on the blades and everything seems the same.Trem bushing still tight fitting. Polished up the frets a few weeks back and maybe tightened the claw springs in a few more hairs after new strings. But now the trem seems to have suddenly become stiff but the strings tension feels comfortable. Angle and the trem height at nominal. Maybe my springs need to be changed?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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Re: Does your Universe flutter?

Maybe, also try having fewer springs and tighter. Two springs will flutter waaay easier than three but you'll have to tighten them right up.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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Re: Does your Universe flutter?

You didn't happen to change string gauge or very importantly, brand, did you?
That can affect these things as well.
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You didn't happen to change string gauge or very importantly, brand, did you?
That can affect these things as well.
Steve is absolutely correct!!! this is very important!!! once you find a brand and gauge you like, buy a dozen packs of them.
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You didn't happen to change string gauge or very importantly, brand, did you?
That can affect these things as well.

Same gauge and brand for the last 20 years. Its like the trem is anchored tightly but the string tension feels normal and spongy.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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Re: Does your Universe flutter?

Did this happen suddenly? I would think springs, but if they were the problem, I would think the flutter would gradually decrease.
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Re: Does your Universe flutter?

Has it been a while since the guitar (or more specifically the trem) has been used? I find that the springs become stiffer when they're not used. Give it half an hour of trem use and see if that helps.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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Re: Does your Universe flutter?

Try changing the teflon rings on the arm, that might help.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 01:33 AM
 
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Re: Does your Universe flutter?

Also absolutely true; a more rigid (sticking in place) bar increases flutter immensely - good for me, as I like my bars to practically not move in the socket =]
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Re: Does your Universe flutter?

Bought some new proline springs today at GC. Before taking off the old ones, I noticed that the ground wire was in between (stuck) the route wall and the treble side spring. It seems the ground wire was causing friction as it was riding against the wall with the spring when the trem moved. So I put the springs in the arrow config and now the wall and ground wire have more than adequate amount of clearance. Flutter improved slightly, but this may be the root problem for others, just thought I would share.
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