JS1600 Tuning Problems
Been a while since I've been on here, but I had to bar myself from all the new guitar temptations.
I've got a JS1600 I bought used awhile back and it has the weirdest tuning problem. My low E tends to drop a bit, but my G and B strings actually go sharp. It's probably my best sounding guitar when it manages to stay in tune for more than 2 minutes.
I did a little looking around and came up with a couple of things. String retainer too low/tight causing too much angle after the nut or nut slots themselves are too tight. I've adjusted the retainer to look about the same as other guitars. I was going to adjust the nut slots, but found out a decent set of files for that were fairly expensive.
I could take it somewhere, but I hate having other people work on my stuff.
I'm curious if there's a known issue with the locking tuners on these? They've go the cool string trimmer built in. I think they are an Ibanez branded Planet Waves set, which I've seen some issues with on the web, but not this particular issue. I think they are supposed to be locking, but I can't really see how they lock anything other than just tightening the string to the tuner.
Anyone know of a direct replacement? I don't really think the JS1600 is going to be a collectors item, but I hate to drill new holes for tuners.