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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-06-2002, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping a LoTRS in tune

I am able to keep the trem in tune. But with usage it sometimes gets out of tune; I've noticed that this happens during dives and when its flat; giving it some pull up will somehow pull it back in tune. Pulling up on the trem is not much of a problem however.

Any help guys?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-06-2002, 11:47 PM
 
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Your trem is suffering from having two neutrals. Sometimes you'll get a flat spot on one or both of the knives, causing the trem to return to the wrong spot. Here is a tutorial explaining how to rehape your knife edges. While the tutorial is based on the Ibanez Edge, the concepts are about the same.

New posts may help as well.

Good luck!
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That problem could be atributed to other things, loose nut, wobbly posts, etc. The tuning stability checklist will help but isn't written for TRS guitars.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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What do you suggest then?

Just curious, will a properly setup TRS trem hold the strings in tune after using the bar?
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Can it also be caused by new springs. Cos' my guitar is less than a year old.

If the springs needs to be broken in; how should I do it?
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 02:46 AM
 
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Hey eg, welcome to the forum! I'm Ben, and i ask lots and lots of stupid questions !
i have zero tuning problems out of the TRS on my '99 RG470. And the best part is, is i've never had to touch a thing, setup-wise!
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GO through the entire setup section till it works THats it
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping it in tune is no problem but keeping it in tune after using it is a problem
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2002, 12:35 AM
 
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that means it goes out of tune . I would almost guarantee with big bends it slips a little then too
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block it! see tech/setup area.
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Rich- this sounds like the same problem I had with the DBK.
So, in his case, wouldn't filing the knife edges and replacing the posts fix the issue?
I'm such a newb when it comes to tech stuff.

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I have 0 experience working on any TRS type trems, and I plan on keeping it that way.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2002, 06:45 PM
 
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its one of these. Either his strings arent stretched, his nut is loose (no pun intended), his neck is loose, or his post and or knife edges are causing a problem. He needs to go through the setup section.
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the same setup theories apply to the trs as the edge, except the edge is afforded the superior posts w/ set-screw to lock down to the anchor. On the Jemsite TECH SETUP area there is a list of things that can cause tremolo instability. I too avoid the TRS (& varieties) like a plague and will be soon creating one thread in the forum for TRS discussion, as most of us dont deal with them. Good luck... glen
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