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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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ZR tremolo problem

Hey guys.
I am from holland, my english isn't fantastic. But i will try to type in good english.
Ik had bought a Ibanez s470dxqm 5 months ago.
After a while I discoverd that the neck was weak, three guitar's string were detunding all the time when i Used the Zr-tremolo.
I went back to the shop and received a new one.
That was last saturday, last week.
Now i discoverd the neck was good.
But this evening I was checking my strings if they detune.
The E,A and D string are detuning.
This happens when I pull de tremolo up( higher ). Then these strings were lower tuned, especially the E string. Low E.
And if i pull the tremolo down ( lower ) And release. Then the detunement is gone. Then the string are again at good tune.
I don't understand this. This isn't supost to happen.
The Zr-tremolo is in the good position, I followed the manual.
Does anyone know how this can happen?
If you have problems with reading my english or words, please tell.
I hope you guys know the problem because I dont want to repeat the process another time. Like it went with my previous S470DX.
It isn't nearly possible that 2 guitars are both not good?
Greetings
Tom
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 03:33 PM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo problem

sounds like a sticky trem issue. easy way to get around the problem would be just to do a quick downwards trem bend after every upwards one to put the tuning back. otherwise, i dont know!
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 03:34 PM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo problem

at first i thought the problem might be your strings stretching - that would explain them going flat when you went sharp on the trem, but im not entirely sure. check the nut and the section on this site and ibanezrules.com for tips on how to fix a trem not returning to pitch.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ZR tremolo problem

Hey! Thanks for your reactions.
The strings are already stretched.
Ik read the ibanezrules.com site. At the Tech page.
And I think thats maybe de neck?
De high E B and G do stay in tune!
The others not. The low E the most.
There are not many things to setup with a ZR-tremolo.
You got only one Nut at the backside.
The tremolo is good in position.
The Locking Nuts are locked.
And the strings at the bridge are good locked.
So the only thing good be, the neck?
I've checked the angle from the neck. And that seems good.
Do you have suggestions?
Greetings Tom
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think is most be something solvable.
Because i don't think that two guitar have the same problem.
By the way, i putted 0.10 on it.
First there was 0.09 on it.
I raised the bridge. And turned the screw at the back, to bring the Zr back in the good position.
At the neck I didn't change something.
It was stil in the right angle.
Tom
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone has another suggestion?
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-21-2005, 04:39 PM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo problem

hmm, i'm facing the same problem too, my strings kept detuning, to be exact, the low E and G.. it was really bad at first, and i thought the strings are new, so i gave them a few good tugs..but the strings are still going off..i checked everything, and the bridge is in the "equilibruim" state(not sure how to call it, cuz i'm still new with floating bridges)..still not good..thereafter, i checked the intonation, and they were all out..as after fixing the intonation, the strings do not really detune as much as before, but it still does..and i got no idea why this is happening, but i think you might wanna try and check ur intonation, it might help..
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-21-2005, 05:11 PM
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Re: ZR tremolo problem

A couple of tugs is no where near enough to stretch even a G string, much less a big string like a low E. Until ALL the strings are FULLY stretched, expect tuning problems.
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well, the strings have been in place for about 10 days, and i play them everyday, so i guess the strings are pretty stretched, but they still go out of tune, and that's puzzling..
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A couple of tugs is no where near enough to stretch even a G string, much less a big string like a low E. Until ALL the strings are FULLY stretched, expect tuning problems.
Playing is not stretching...

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/stretch.htm
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-21-2005, 05:30 PM
 
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hmm, thanks for the advice..guess it's the case of me not stretching the strings fully..will get it done pronto.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ZR tremolo problem

Hey!
I called with the 'import man'. I told him the whole story. And he discovered in his storage also a guitar that had te same problem.
He thinks now that the problem that i'm having is the same problem with my previous s470.
So its obviously a factory mistake.
Now were managing how to handle in this situation.
I don't want to lose my guitar again for 2 months.
I'll tell you more, if I know more.
Greets
Tom
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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Hey

Rest assured this problem if fixable. Last time i tried restringing my S520ex both the Low E and G strings were dropping by roughly a semitone each i took it to a tech guy and they were fine for a few months until the strings started naturally loosing there tuning due to wear and tear. Ive just restrung the trem again and im getting the same problem only this time just the low E.

Im sure there is a fix to this i just dont know what it is
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 06:05 AM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo problem

Hi,

I met with the same problem. After a few hours of trying, thinking and headache, I solved it (at least it worked on my guitar). The metal plate in the locking nut, which press the string down, were a little bit worn (it a new guitar, 2 weeks old!), there were the mark of the strings in them. They couldn't lock the strings. I rotated them, rescrewed, and now, it seems it's working.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 06:21 AM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo problem

Je moet een original edge probeer. Ik heb nooit een probleem gehad...sorry voor de slechte Nederlands, Ik ben eigelijk een Amerikaan..
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