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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, new here and question about tuning and trem

Hi all, am new here, and very much like the forum.

I have got a question about my spare guitar tho.

Is an Ibanez GRX170 (a cheapie spare one lol)
Now here is the problem

If I use the wammy bar, the bottom 3 strings go out of tune, (i.e. E - B - G), and also since a couple of days the wammy bar just falls out of the trem, like the hole in the trem has become to big???

Can anybody tell me what I can do about that?

I have checked the nut, trempost screws, etc but cant find a fault with them.

Thanks in advance


I have also got JEM 555 - Jem UV7 - and a S540LTD
(just thought I'd let you know lol)
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 05:27 PM
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Re: Hi all, new here and question about tuning and trem

Well the grx170 has a vintage style tremolo, i assume its the satellite or whatever bridge, but same type of setup applys as with other vintage trems. Getting dead on pullups or divebombs with a vintage trem is nigh impossible.

Some quick tips though

1. Make sure your strings are wrapped around the string post properly. Not enough wraps or too many and youll go out of tune super easy.

2. With a vintage trem with no locking nut your strings will often bind in the nut. Make sure your using an appropriate gauge string for your nuts cut *no stupid jokes cid*. Also a lubrication of some sort for your guitars nut will help tons.

3. Make sure their well stretched! Stretch those strings out!

4. Sell the guitar on ****, and invest in a used japanese rg. Use that as your backup or main. edge tremolo for life nugga
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Hi all, new here and question about tuning and trem


Thanks for the tips. But it's funny that it never happened until a few days ago.
I did change the strings recently, and it still as got it.
Just using the wammy bar normal, i.e. no divebombs (I use the JEM for these ones lol) makes it go out of tune.
And I mean out of tune, not just slightly, but completely out of tune for about a quarter of the pitch.

I use 10 - 46 strings or 10 - 52 so that is not an abnormal size.

I am thinking of selling it, but allthough it is a cheap guitar, it sounds quite nice for the classic rock stuff that I play.

Oh well, I will keep on trying to get rid of it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-16-2007, 04:14 AM
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Re: Hi all, new here and question about tuning and trem

It shipped with 9s. You need nut work. Probably an action and intonation adjustment as well. Fo Real.
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