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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2007, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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(ibanez) i always tune my ibanez edge pro by unscrewing the locking nuts and tune it there instead of down @ the tremolo...
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(ibanez) i always tune my ibanez edge pro by unscrewing the locking nuts and tune it there instead of down @ the tremolo...
kinda pointless. I tune up with the tuners then i lock the nut and play it for awhile then unlock the nut and tune it perfect again. Then i use the fine tuners for anything that goes out until my next set of strings. Unless the fine tuner goes all the down then i unlock the nut again and unscrew the fine tuner and tune it up then lock down again.
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(ibanez) i always tune my ibanez edge pro by unscrewing the locking nuts and tune it there instead of down @ the tremolo...
It's defeating the purpose of having fine tuners at the bridge. Also, when you lock the nut pads, sometimes the guitar will go slightly out of tune, despite being perfectly in tune when they were unlocked. This is usually due to the string retainer bar not being screwed down far enough, but also because the pads can twist a little bit and pull the strings out of tune. I couldn't get by without fine tuners!
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(ibanez) i always tune my ibanez edge pro by unscrewing the locking nuts and tune it there instead of down @ the tremolo...
If you're doing any real tuning, that sounds fine. If it's just minor tuning that's what the fine tuners are for.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Re: Is this a bad thing?

Yep, use the fine tuners.

Sometimes a locking trem will go slightly flat (usually all the strings, or at least half by a few cents)... a cool trick in that instance is to very slightly screw in the claw on the affected side, or both sides if necessary to bring the guitar back in tune. Just make sure to depress the trem before doing this and after each slight adjustment to make sure the springs aren't fooling you with stored slack.

You can always unlock and tune for 5 or 10 minutes to do this, but you accomplish the exact same thing by using the claw screws while everything is locked... the adjustment is so slight there is no noticeable change in the float. Otherwise, if the guitar is unusually flat or sharp you'd need to unlock and tune formally, anyway.

Double locking trems can be a pain if you let them, but once you understand how they work you can slap them around like cheap hos and make 'em work for you.

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Re: Is this a bad thing?

Will the fine tuners mess with the action though?
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