Originally Posted by jeffrg270
yeah, the 3rd string (also the 2nd string) on my guitar is the least stable...when you say you can pull up to a D, when you let the bar return, is it back to perfect tuning or is it a tad sharp?
I havent noticed it being that bad yet. My habit is to kind of wiggle the bar a little both ways before letting it go. Something I picked up from playing strats all these years. anyway, It usually depends on the day. maybe even what room i'm playing in. it's been like 10 degrees here for a few days now & the cold really seems to affect this guitar.
I've also noticed that even when I have this thing completely in tune when holding it in "playing position", if I tilt it forward, it goes flat & if I tilt it backward, it goes sharp!
so I anchored the stud & restrung it. (high e snapped immediately)
either I need to swap saddles with one from the low side or file down the insert. anyway. after going through the motions of tuning & adjusting spring tension, I let it sit for an hour or so then took it out to my buddies practice pad to play.
when I got the guitar out again, the pull-up only went 1 step & then it felt like the bridge was getting stuck. It goes all the way when forced.
i just checked it again after being in the warm house in it's case all night.
and when pulling up, you can actually feel and hear the resistance!
Something is rubbing on something and it actually sounds like fingers on a chalk board.
I just noticed that it almost seems like the bridge wants to pivot away from the treble-side stud on a pull-up.
right now, my springs are adjusted pretty evenly.
I wonder, should I tighten the spring on the treble side & loosen the bass side i bit?
I dunno. for almost $2000.00 this guitar, so far, is not impressing me at all! Aside from it's stunning looks and feel. I guess it would be ok if not for this new bridge.
or, is this all part of the "breaking in" process?
It would probably help immensely but I'm not ready to be filing knife edges or any of that stuff.
it's not even a month old!