Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
Speaking of Screws Loose - ...i had a couple myself, last ni
Keep in mind, this UV was set up recently by somebody i speak very highly of and respect.
I was doing stupid whammy bar tricks last week while practicing (unamplified) and I hear this *clunk*. *I coudln't figure out what it *was at first, but every time I would do a bar dive, it felt like it was getting caught on something - turned out the saddle on the high-E string pulled all the way forward and was knocking by the pickguard. *I pulled the saddle back and tightened up the screw.
Last night, the same thing happened on the G string (which, by the way, has been having a hard time staying in tune).
Another thing I noticed was that the shim underneath the nut was changing position. *I went to loosen the screw behind the nut and it was already loose! *i loosened it a little more and got the shim back to where it belongs. *
I can't say yet if my tuning problems have gone away, but I advise everyone to periodically check their nuts...and then their screws too.