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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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whenever I pull up on the floyd rose or raise the pitch of the note it keeps going flat!

so to remedy this I always have to dive down what should I do so I don't have to dive down to keep it in tune?

and another question when tuning and setting up the OFR

while adjusting the springs and tuning so the bridge is parallel to the body should the guitar be flat on a surface or in playing position?
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Re: Original floyd Rose tuning stability help

Typical symptoms of a loose locking nut.

Every adjustment should be made in playing position.
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Re: Original floyd Rose tuning stability help

now that you mention it whenever I lock the nuts the whole locking nut set moves ,but the thing is it's as tight as it can get and it still moves
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Re: Original floyd Rose tuning stability help

I mean the screw that screws in to the guitar that holds it in place
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Re: Original floyd Rose tuning stability help

screwed from the back, or woodscrews from the top down? If it's screwed from the back, they could be too long, and you are screwing the retaining screws against the locking pads. Get shorter screws, or try to shim the nut up with some sanding screen or sandpaper, or paper to see if that gets it locked into place better. If the locking nut moves, it won't stay in tune for sure!
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Re: Original floyd Rose tuning stability help

If that's not the problem, put chapstik on the posts and knife edges
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Post Re: Original floyd Rose tuning stability help

I've now tightened the screws that goes to the neck of the guitar for the locking nuts (it was a bit loose)

now how would you check if the bridge is parallel to the guitar rather than eyeballing it?
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Re: Original floyd Rose tuning stability help

it's a pain to see if it's parallel or not and after when I think it's parallel ,I finally tune it - lock it - fine tune it then finally divebomb down (stays in tune) divebomb up (it goes flat or sharp)

the locking nut fix did seem to help though..
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Re: Original floyd Rose tuning stability help

I am looking if it's parallel or not from playing position view ,not on a flat surface as Rich suggested
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