Re: whammy bar abuse?
I posted a thread about this a few days ago, and I will take my guitar to have a professional set-up soon - he only can do it on the 10th of January :-(
If I were you I would have it set up to have it as good as possible. Even then now my 7Vwh is pretty stable after some abuse. I would say it is getting repeatable sharps and flats (out of tune) in a way that it is in average tune pretty much all the time. I mean not noticeably out of tune. The chords sound in tune. Of course if you put a digital tunner you may see a few cents down or up depending if you dive or pull up, but I think this should be somewhat normal? In any case I didn't have a proper set up yet and I expect some improvements. I don't have the stud locks as my 7V is new - I am considering getting them, tough, if the new set up don't improve tune stability.
Last, but VERY important, read Rich's website on how to improve tunning stability: it is great to have an idea of how big this issue can be, altough I think you should give it to a professional anyway, you can do some adjustments that can improve tunning stability immediately, like it did to me.
Good luck, and don't worry, everything is going to be alright...
Last edited by intini; 12-30-2007 at 05:00 PM.