New JEM 7 VWH gets HELL out of tune!!!! I´m disappointed...
Yesterday I bought a JEM 7 VWH VERY new, I opened the closed box myself! It has the 3 piece maple neck with walnut stripes, so it seems to be the 2005 model! The Locknut is screwed from the back. It plays very nice, but what happened is a real tragidy!
First I´d like to say that I´m familiar with floating trems, all my Floyds work fine, so I know how to deal with them! Please don´t think I forgot stretching the strings or locking down the pressure pad or something!
I realized, that when I use the Edge pro, the guitar gets really very much out of tune! So I cnecked the neck joint screws, the neck screw and the locknut screws on the back of the neck. The locknut screws were VERY loose and tightening them helped the whole thing a little bit! But by far not enough! When pulling the trem up it goes one half halfstep out of tune, when pushing the bar down it´s 1/4 halfstep (everything from the "neutral" zone). And that sounds really terrible, in fact I can´t use that guitar!
I´m now about to return it and forgetting the whole JEM thing, it´s really sad because it was the best guitar I´ve ever played...but what hould I do with a guitar that can´t stay in tune?
I also don´t really know how to set the trem right (but I´m DEFINATELY sure this is NOT the reason for all this!!!), because the edge is a little bit diffrent to the floyd! I´ve now set it, that these black stripes on the side are even with the body (just how described)! But when I look at some pictures of Edge Pros (for example on Ibanez rules) I see that the trem is way more "inclined", mine is almost even to the body. In fact to get this black stripe even to the body I would have to make the trem even to the body, but that seems to be wrong?!
So can anyone help me with this problem and tell me how to set up the trem? Maybe it´s worth it!