Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: London, England
Trem tuning issue?
I've recently bought a 1994 MIK RG470 that has the infamous LO TRS II trem on it.
I've read virtually nothing but bad things about the LO TRS II so I was wondering what kind of tuning stability to expect from it?
Being totally new to locking trem guitars I have no idea how a poor licensed Floyd Rose would compare to an OFR or an Edge pro when it comes to actual tuning stability.
Basically, after getting the guitar fined tuned to be in perfect pitch using a digital tuner (on Amplitube Metal) then applying 20 or so dive bombs I find the strings to be 5-8 cents flat on the tuner.
So my questions are:
a) Would an OFR on an Edge pro exhibit similar behavior (I read somewhere once that no locking trem will always stay in perfect pitch)?
b) Would a 5-8 cents drop be typical for a cheap licensed Floyd Rose such as a Lo TRS II?
c) Should I be concerned that the 5-8 cents drop could be caused by worn knife edges or any other mechanical issue/fault?
d) Should I even be worrying about a 5-8 cents drop?!?!
Sorry if these seem stupid n00bie questions!
Thanks in advance for your help!