Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Victoria - BC, Canada
Re: quick qustion about the tremolo bar
I use my fine tuners for about 3 days after my new strings have been added. I play my guitar like 1 to 3 times a day for a total of 1 - 3 hours and that 5 - 7 times a week. My strings stay in tune for about 5 - 7 months and i change them when they wear out or when one breaks.
So it's not normal. I use my tremolo a lot. I find it adds a lot of color to music and the device was created with no particular intention in mind, so the best use of creativity is implied. That being said, it only goes in two directions, so it has limitations, but taking consideration that we all beat the **** out of our guitars, i'd say it's odd that it goes flat when you use it to get a flat pitch. The only direction i get my strings to go flat by is when i pull back all the way and hit the bottom of the cavity. But that's just when i am playing around or when i am done with my strings because pulling that far makes all the strings caress the finger board and kills any sound, so it's quite useless.
Again, i don't think it's normal. It sounds to me like it's not set up properly. Either that or maybe you're neck is moving around because of the tension. What tremolo unit do you own anyways ?