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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2010, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Low E String detunes when using Tremolo Bar

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Last year I bought a Ibanez RG1570 with a Edge Pro Brigde . After changing strings ( I put a new set of strings, where the low E is thicker than the previous one , I think it is 0.46 but I am not sure about that ) , I had to setup the bridge accordingly, thigtening the springs in the back of the guitar, in the neck direction, to make the bridge paralell to body of the guitar. Everything is ok, but now i am having another problem. Since i have thigtened the springs, when I use the tremolo bar for big dive bombs for example, my low E string detunes half step down . Also I notice that my tuning is not very stable . Maybe it has something to do with not having setup the intonation yet
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Stretch your strings first.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2010, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Low E String detunes when using Tremolo Bar

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Stretch your strings first.
The strings are not new. They have been stretched already
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Re: Low E String detunes when using Tremolo Bar

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The strings are not new. They have been stretched already
If you didnt physically stretch the strings out it doesnt matter if you put them on for 6 months, they will still stretch a little. I suggest if your having tuning issues you start from scratch with a new set of strings and follow the tech setup guide at ibanezrules.com
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Re: Low E String detunes when using Tremolo Bar

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Maybe it has something to do with not having setup the intonation yet
that is the most likely the culprit... if all else seems to be in-tuned after doing dive-bombs, then only the low E saddle needs to be adjusted. Since you're already intonating the low E, doesn't hurt to check the rest of 'em just to be perfectly safe

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