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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-08-2004, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Beginner problem

Hello everybody!

i am quite a beginner and i bought myself an ibanez.
now is my question, how do you tune those machines???

i seem to turn the knobs at the head, but no sound change,

seems like its totally different to the squier i had before lol

how do i do?????
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-08-2004, 11:16 AM
 
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Sounds like you need to unlock the nut.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-08-2004, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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im really sorry

im also not english so i dont understand all the words

you mean?

i must sound like a dumb person, im sorry , but im not used to this hehe, there is a first time for everything
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Assuming you have a floyd rose style floating bridge:

Top end of the neck, next to the head of the guitar, you'll find 3 pads pressing down on the strings. Each pad is held down by a small bolt. You'll need to slacken those bolts first.

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yes
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The "locking nut" is that bit. By slackening the pads you unlock it, and can use the pegs to tune the guitar. Once you are happy that the guitar is in tune, tighten the pads up again and we'll move on to the next bit.

This may also help you:

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/tuning.htm
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ok
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-08-2004, 11:52 AM
 
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You'll need an allan key to slacken the pads.

What model of guitar is this?
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-08-2004, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-08-2004, 11:58 AM
 
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OK, I was just making sure it wasn't something odd that would cause us problems later on! Do you know which model of RG it is, or which version of bridge it has? No big problem if you don't, they are all very similar when it comes to tuning.
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i dont know exactly
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No problem. Once you have tuned the guitar as normal with the pegs, tighten up the little pads again on the locking nut.

Now check the tuning again. You'll probably find that one or two of the strings are slightly out of tune again.

Use the little black knobs sticking up towards the back of the trem to make corrections. These are called the fine tuners, and can be used when the guitar is only a little out of tune. You only need fingers to turn these.

This all still making sense?
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-08-2004, 03:20 PM
 
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Thanks for the follow ups, Algiman. Sorry I wasn't more detailed, in my first post, but no, PlanetWaves I certainly don't think you're stupid! All of us have had to ask similar questions along the way. It's how you learn!
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it still makes sense :-)
thanx
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You got the RG in tune then?
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