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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2004, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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My new JEM7VWH won't stay in tune :(

I got my first JEM7VWH a little more than a week ago and ever since it hasn't stayed in tune at all. The strings just won't stay in tune, especially when I use the tremolo bar but I don't even have to touch it and it will go flat. Please help me! I am caused extreme emotional distress because my guitar won't stay in tune.
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Er... Currently I am stretching my strings and... So far, rather than going flat they are going sharp The nuts are all loose and the fine tuning knobs are all centered so what could be wrong?
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You're stretching a single string and instead of it stretching and going flat it's going sharp?!

Or everything is going sharp as you stretch them all, which is normal, finish and then retune the whole guitar.
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After I stretch it the string stays in proper tune for a few moments, but eventually goes sharp.
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Have you stretched them all yet?

And BTW this should have been posted in the tech section of the forum.
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oops sorry bout that...

I'm done stretching them all now... A weird observation I made was that everytime I pull the bar up it makes me go flat... Everytime I push it down it goes sharp wtf?
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Your nut is still unlocked?

Now adjust the bridge angle let it rest a couple minutes, check again, then follow lockdown procedure and test it again. Also make sure the nut is snugged up but do NOT ovetrtighten it.
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