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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2003, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 7DBK

How come my jam doesn't stay tuned its brand new ...
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2003, 02:06 PM
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With that little information I'm guessing you're new to double locking trems and are not fully stretching your strings before locking everything down.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2003, 04:08 PM
 
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What the poster means to say is "My jem doesn't stay in tune because it's brand new", or "Jam tastes much better with peanut butter, 'sup wi' that???"
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 12:28 AM
 
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What do you have against peanut butter?
Yeah, stretch 'em. I took my DBK with me to Kuwait and it stayed in tune through everything I've put it through.
I want beer and sex.
Sorry, my mind wandered for a second there.
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What do you have against peanut butter?
Yeah, stretch 'em. I took my DBK with me to Kuwait and it stayed in tune through everything I've put it through.
I want beer and sex.
Sorry, my mind wandered for a second there.
Knightmeir, if you ever get the chance to pass through my neck of the woods, drop me a line, bring your DBK and stop on by. I'll make us some peanut butter and jam sandwiches, and buy you a few beers. As for the sex, you're on your own dude.
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It just so happens I'll be in your neck of the woods in two weeks. I don't know exactly when, and I won't know exactly when till I get there, and I don't know how long I'll be there. Could just be a holdover at the airport, who knows. I'll be suffering a lovely 10 hour jetlag as well : D
My girlfriend will be waiting for me in Vegas, so I'm covered on the sex part... mmmmm sexxxxxxx
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Get to the point ... :p

Well , here's the problem ...
I bought a Jem 7D BK yesterday , and its a cool guitar but it doesn't stay in tune when i pull my whammy bar Its a lo-pro edge system ...
The guitar hasn't been played so I whas wondering what could the problem be ? ...
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 08:47 AM
 
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String stretching will help...
But now that you mentioned the whole trem thing, I'm thinking it's the old flat knife edge problem. You may need to sharpen your knife edges (butter knife, right Rich? ) and replace your posts.
Look at #'s 7-9 in the tech section of Rich's Ibanez Rules site:
http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech.htm

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http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech.htm#Stability

Go through the whole checklist. It's a *system* and everything in the system must be right for it to work properly.
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The homepage of jemsite should have a URL in 24pt font that says "Click here if your Edge isn't staying in tune". I'd throw some animated gifs on there, too.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 05:46 PM
 
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another disinfranchised jem!


if you know nothing about set ups dude, read rich's page.

if you have trouble and all else fails, take it to a tech.

(perhaps printing out rich's page and bringing it to the tech would be a good idea, especially if they're not familiar with the lo-pro. You'd be surprised how many aren't. You might want to ask his permission first, not sure how he'd feel about it, but he's a pretty nice cat.

Rich is da man around here....and yes, that was a bonafide heiny kiss.
Dude's my guitar guru!
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 06:28 PM
 
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rich rocks! rich rocks! rich rocks!

(maybe if I say it enough I'll wake up to find a DNA at my door )
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 06:31 PM
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I'll shoot a little in an envelope for ya

We never considered this could be a 2003 DBK, and if it is there's another link you'll need to check out, whenever you check back in
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 06:44 PM
 
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Make sure that DNA got a full set up, not just a factory standard shooting out of the factory.
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