Cause of tuning woes sorted... Sanity restored
Since I've had my S1XXV it's always had this odd issue that on really heavy dive bombs or the slightest of pull-ups it would go out of tune. It would usually be accompanied by a worrying 'crack' from somewhere that I could never identify until I decided to look at it the other day.
I originally thought the locking bits on the nut were maybe slipping but on closer inspection I noticed the whole nut was actually rocking with movement of the trem. 'Oh f*%k' was the first thought. Untwisting my knickers I eventually found that the screws securing the nut to the neck were loose, apparently like that from the factory... Tightening them has restored my sanity and tuning stability. What a corker!
I just hope that two years of the nut rocking back and forth hasn't caused any further damage!
Who else has lost their marbles hunting tuning funnies with these double-locking contraptions and found something odd? Interested to hear stories!