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SLASH91
post Nov 19 2007, 06:20 AM
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I recently bought an Ibanez Rg2550e which has the Edge Pro tremelo just like the JEM. I recently changed out the strings on it with the help of the videos on Youtube that were posted here, and I made sure that the tremelo was parallel with the body, I also stretched the strings pretty well. Here's my problem- As soon as whammy at all the tuning goes straight to hell. The low E string jumps all of the way to F!! I made sure that the tremelo was parallel, so I really don't see what the problem is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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post Nov 19 2007, 06:33 AM
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Take a look here...


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post Nov 19 2007, 06:42 AM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Nov 18 2007, 11:33 PM) *
Take a look here...


Hmmm... I guess that I havn't stretched the strings enough. Thanks, man smile.gif


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post Nov 19 2007, 07:51 AM
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Stupid question: did you lock the nuts on your headstock?

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post Nov 19 2007, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 19 2007, 12:51 AM) *
Stupid question: did you lock the nuts on your headstock?


Yep, but right now, I have them off. I'm trying to stretch the strings, but it's taking forever. I've been doing it for like 45 minutes and I've only gotten to the A string.


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post Nov 19 2007, 07:59 AM
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Locking the nuts is pretty important! smile.gif When i stretch strings i don't do it too long, and i never have problems with de-tuning. Strings might loose the tune for next 3 days after restringing but not that hard.

Make sure you're locking the nut lockers.


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post Nov 19 2007, 08:00 AM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Nov 19 2007, 12:59 AM) *
Locking the nuts is pretty important! smile.gif When i stretch strings i don't do it too long, and i never have problems with de-tuning. Strings might loose the tune for next 3 days after restringing but not that hard.

Make sure you're locking the nut lockers.


So the nuts should be locked while I'm stretching the strings?


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post Nov 19 2007, 08:04 AM
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Are the new string same gauge/size as the old ones? Otherwise they will put either less or more tension on the tremolo compared to before.


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post Nov 25 2007, 05:35 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 19 2007, 12:04 AM) *
Are the new string same gauge/size as the old ones? Otherwise they will put either less or more tension on the tremolo compared to before.


I have an Ibanez S520 and had problems staying in tune after I dove or pulled up on the trem. It would not return to the correct pitch.

After reading this post, the chapstick idea solved my issue. I know there are different opinions about chapstick, but it worked for me.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/tuning_stability.htm

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post Nov 25 2007, 07:37 PM
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Yeah, lipbalm sticks are great, my whammy stays almost 100 % in tune on pull-ups now.


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post Nov 25 2007, 09:20 PM
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Nov 19 2007, 08:00 AM) *
So the nuts should be locked while I'm stretching the strings?


No! You lock them after you are done with tuning! smile.gif


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post Nov 26 2007, 12:17 PM
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This puzzles me since your strings should be going flat, not sharp...


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post Nov 26 2007, 12:22 PM
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It should only go sharp on pull-ups...


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post Nov 26 2007, 04:23 PM
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yes, if the tremolo is engaged, but if it's just from string stretching, like he's making it sound, the string would go flat.


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