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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Im trying to figure out why everytime I tighten the clamp that hold the E and A string its goes up 50 cents.... into F somtimes... Am I over tightening or what?

Its a Jem just incase your wondering.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 09:27 PM
 
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Re: Why???

you need to lower the string retainer bar. that solved it for me.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 09:27 PM
 
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Re: Why???

Make sure the string restraint between the nut and the tuning pegs is screwed in far enough. There should be a change in angle in the string as it passes under the restraint. If there isn't, the string is suspended directly between the peg and the locknut, and tightening the bolt will push the string down a little, sharpening it.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Why???

how low?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 10:13 PM
 
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Re: Why???

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how low?
generally when the strings set across the lock nut at the same angle as the base of the nut.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Why???

I checked.... thats not it
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2005, 04:31 PM
 
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Re: Why???

Next thing I'd check is that the bolts holding the lock nut aren't loose. Be careful about how tight you tighten them, I've heard that the wood can crack on the back of the neck.

Beyond that, the tech sections of both this site and ibanezrules.com might give you some ideas.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 12:07 AM
 
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Re: Why???

It's your pressure pad. When you tighten up the screw, its twisting the pressure pad clockwise which is pulling your E string sharp. Happens with my main axe once in awhile. B)

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 01:40 AM
 
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Re: Why???

also try tightening the bolts for the lock nut that are behind the neck. if they are loose, then the nut can move, causing your strings not to hold tune.
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