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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Effective, Quick Tuning on the Ibanez JEM's and Universes

I own a Jem and a Universe and I was wondering if there was a quick, effective way of tuning the guitar. Here's how I do it...

Take high E off
Put new High E on
Tune up to pitch or relevent pitch

(This is how it goes with all of the strings)
hold string down at 5th fret and pull up on the string at 12fret to strech the strings.
Then tune the string up to pitch going from high E to Low E (or B)


What are some of the ways that you all do it?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 08:38 PM
 
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same but i stretch each string before replacing the next
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I do the same, except that i start with the low E string to the high E string (no special reason, but i always did that).

And as Caprile, i always strech each string before replacing the next.
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Here's another trick from Satch's guitar tech (from Guitar Player Brazil):
- replace all the strings and tune.
- lock the nut. stretch, unlock the nut and retune.
- repeat 3 or 4 times and it sould stay in tune.

It really works for me!
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Mikey always did cheap alot! Hell, he can sleep anywhere!
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OK, I'll try that, it sounds like that will work.
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To reduce string up time, I have been using the ba;; end of the string at the tuning pegs and feeding through backwards.

http://www.geocities.com/itsbam2/ballend.jpg
It seems to reduce the string up time for me. Also I use a PLanet waves string winder / stretcher which is pretty handy. there is a little track on the handle meant for the string to rest while you tug at it and take any give out of the new strings.

Hope this helps.
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Am I missing something? Did I drink too much? Why would you replace the high E if you are tuning the guitar?

I simply use my fine tuning knobs on my trem. If too low or too high for the screw to reach, then I unlock the nut and adjust the fine tuner accordingly, and tune it normal... relock. I only replace the strings if they are broken or if they are like Ricky Garcia's strings.

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Strings

no, to switch teh strings for new ones
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Re: Strings

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no, to switch teh strings for new ones
Gotcha... I just take the low E off and put the new one on. Then I stretch it on every fret and tune as needed. Then I take the next one off and do the same. I can change my strings in about 5 minutes with reasonable results. I keep the nut unlocked for about 30 minutes of playing until I feel the strings aren't stretching too much anymore.

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I use a bottle cap to block the trem, take all the strings off, replace them with the ball end at the tuners, tune the guitar, grab the strings at the 12th fret, yank the shyte out of them, remove the block and retune tune to pitch using a tuner.

Lock it down and crank it up
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I use a bottle cap to block the trem, take all the strings off, replace them with the ball end at the tuners, tune the guitar, grab the strings at the 12th fret, yank the shyte out of them, remove the block and retune tune to pitch using a tuner.

Lock it down and crank it up
This is what I usually do but the last time I did it I got a surprise.
The "stud insert" on one side popped out and I was lucky to get away with it without damaging anything.
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Then it was in need of a little maintanence

The biggest risk of blocking the trem at too shallow an angle is it'll walk it's way up the posts and pop off. That's why I block at as steep an angle as possible.
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Yeah, you're right

... but I learned a lesson so it was good for something
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Am I missing something? Did I drink too much? Why would you replace the high E if you are tuning the guitar?

I simply use my fine tuning knobs on my trem. If too low or too high for the screw to reach, then I unlock the nut and adjust the fine tuner accordingly, and tune it normal... relock. I only replace the strings if they are broken or if they are like Ricky Garcia's strings.

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Haha...!!! Well strigs are expensive man... I think my record is that I havent changed my strings for almost one semester or something...

Thats why DR-Strings gave me an endorsment now because they couldnt accept that brutality anymore... i think
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