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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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ive had my universe around 4 montsh and i was tolf that the trem springs would have to settle before it would stay in tune good but man how long does this take. also im not good at setting up my guitar this is a skill that is beyond me i was wondering if any of you texas guys know of anywhere that i can get a good setup for a decent price??????????????
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 11:06 PM
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Originally Posted by Dead Roman
i was tolf that the trem springs would have to settle before it would stay in tune good but man how long does this take.


Start here and don't be afraid, it's not rocket science
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2002, 02:25 PM
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I've always set-up my guitars personally. This is a skill I learned from trial and error way back when I first started playing. The first Jem I bought was my VWH, it was also my first floating trem. When I first tackled this task, I discovered it was a pain in the butt. That was strictly due to inexperience with floating trems. I lowered the action, tuned it, and set the intonation. Now all of a sudden the angle of the trem is off. Hmmm, what did I do wrong...WTF! So I did it all over again and again and again, get the picture. As Rich said, it's not rocket science. There are great tips here on Jemsite. If you're unsure or feel intimidated, take it to a guitar tech. For anywhere from $30 to $50 it will come back playing like a dream.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2002, 02:35 PM
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I agree with Rich and rvj. Trial, error and common sense will get u through the set-up. But if you need further help and u r in Houston there is a guy by the name of Ronnie Pace (Pace Guitar Repair) that is MORE than qualified to help u.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2002, 08:35 PM
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Actually the settling thing IS BS but I've had good luck giving the trem a real good workout in the beginning to break them in as compared to guitars that I don't. Strings DO stretch so these need to be broken in, too.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2002, 08:40 AM
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funny, Iīve never had problems with tuning stability. and I really donīt do any set-up of my trems... I just put the strings in and tune to pitch... rearrange the springs a little if the trem ainīt level, but thatīs it.
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