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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whats wrong with my RG?

My 770 goes out of tune every time I play it.

I tuned it up today and all the strings were out of tune within 5 mins and I wasent using the trem arm at all.

This is the only floyd' guitar I have trouble with all the rest of them stay in tune fine.

any ideas?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

More info please.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 02:42 PM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

Are they new strings,old strings??
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

the strings arent to old.

edge trem is set up correctly.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

it could be the temperature in your room, it could be the neck... i dunno really... check the intonation and the neck for bowing...
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

Have a tech look at it and do a set up. Once its done just keep the same string gauge on it and it should be fine. Did you always use the same string gauge and tuning?
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 06:40 PM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

look very good to it....it could be so much....it could be the spring set up after other strings.neck damage?neck screws?toplocks open??try look ask a friend who's good with trems.....good luck...tell us what it was....
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

Check the two bolts that hold the locking nut on the neck, check the screws that hold the tuners on the neck - heck, check the screws that hold the neck on the body - if any of them are loose, you have a potential tuning issue.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

When exactly does it go out of tune?
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 08:15 PM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

I'm not sure if a bowed neck will have anything to do with tuning problems.
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

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When exactly does it go out of tune?
within 5 mins.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

I just got some new strings to put on it and I've got a few things I'm gonna try. The 3 springs i'm using are also new so that shouldn't be the problem.

I think the "pressure pads" might be the problem. 2 of them are the original pads which makes them 17 years old.
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 11:22 PM
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

Did you stretch the strings?
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 12:42 AM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

Yeah, stretch your strings.
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 02:38 AM
 
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Re: Whats wrong with my RG?

I noticed that you mentioned that you had new springs... there's a potential issue there. New springs will need to be broken in... until they settle you may get tuning issues.

I also think that you should check everything that has been mentioned above... guitars with double-locking systems are a minefield, could be anything wrong.

Cheers

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