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Old 01-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Hello all, I have been playing guitar for 2 years now and just got a new electric guitar. The guitar has a whammy bar. I was playing around with it and noticed that whenever i bent the pitch, it also bent the tuning when i released the whammy. Is there a product that i can get to help reduce that? Please respond here or email me at acquonroblox@gmail.com
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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So the guitar goes out of tune when you use the whammy bar? That means it's not set up properly. There are a number of guides and youtube videos which illustrate how to do this. The basic idea is that the tension of the strings must be equal to the tension of the springs in the back. That way, the whammy bar will always return to the same position when you let it go.

Here's a pretty good guide
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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Could be a setup thing as mentioned above, but what guitar is it? If it's just a cheapo starter model, the chances are it's just not going to like it when you use the whammy.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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Could be a setup thing as mentioned above, but what guitar is it? If it's just a cheapo starter model, the chances are it's just not going to like it when you use the whammy.

Even cheap guitars can be set up to stay in tune. How long they'll stay that way is another question, but it's certainly possible. The thing about cheap guitars is that they usually don't even bother setting up the trem at the factory or store, either to save money or because they assume noobs won't notice.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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If you want to follow the mod route try the hipshot tremsetter.

http://store.hipshotproducts.com/ca...ct_detail&p=115
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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It could be new strings stretching. I just got a 7 string and it wasn't holding tune very well. I used the bar a lot to stretch the strings and its fine now. I would try that first as its the easiest fix.
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GaryBillington: Its a Fender Retro Modified Stratocaster.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:35 AM   #8
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GaryBillington: Its a Fender Retro Modified Stratocaster.

Definitely a setup issue then
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GaryBillington: Its a Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster

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