#1
I just picked up a vintage guitar today, a unplayed 1987 Strat that has been sitting for 22 years.

I was told it was new strings, but as soon as I finish tuning the 1st string (after starting on the 6th), I find that the 6th is flat already (by like a half a crank). I had to go through the sequence like 8 times before they finally 'settled' down and stop going flat constantly.

It this a sign that these were perhaps the original strings, and they are beyond their useful life?
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#2
Could be the strings, could be the tuners.
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#4
possible that they are new strings that weren't stretched when they were put on, so they're stretching out now.

you'd know if they were the same strings as 22 years ago.
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#6
u would deffniatly know if they were 22 yr old strings. and they probably just wernt stretched. thus while tuning they started stretching.
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#7
Might also be the neck protesting against the increasing tension
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#8
OK, Ill check it tomorrow and let everyone know. I would think 22 year old strings, even unplayed, would have some tarnish or something on them, and these does not.

(Floating BTW).
1999 Gibson LP R9
2006 Tele John Cruz Masterbuilt
2007 MIA Strat Sunburst
2008 PRS SC-J Thinline Black Cherry/Bigsby (for sale)
2009 Zerberus Hydra II
2009 Custom Red Strat

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#9
Greasy strings come from greasy fingers

All if its a floater then strings compensate for other strings being sharpened by going flat and vice versa... Might be that?
#10
Quote by xFilth
It isn't a floating?


I don't think Fenders started putting Floating Tremolo's until like 2004.
#11
Quote by TatarSalad2
I don't think Fenders started putting Floating Tremolo's until like 2004.

It could still be floating if it isnt set up properly, or maybe the previous owner set it up that way. Definitely sounds like its floating
#12
I personally would have put new strings on it regardless.
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#13
Quote by TatarSalad2
I don't think Fenders started putting Floating Tremolo's until like 2004.

Maybe I might have been misusing the term, but I thought anything with a whammy bar is considered floating, no?
1999 Gibson LP R9
2006 Tele John Cruz Masterbuilt
2007 MIA Strat Sunburst
2008 PRS SC-J Thinline Black Cherry/Bigsby (for sale)
2009 Zerberus Hydra II
2009 Custom Red Strat

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#14
Quote by Sleaze Disease
I personally would have put new strings on it regardless.

I think I will ask my teacher when I see him Monday. He is more qualified than most: 2 Grammys and three records. I will get his opinion and report back.

I also think the action on the 6th string is too low and need him to help set that up.
1999 Gibson LP R9
2006 Tele John Cruz Masterbuilt
2007 MIA Strat Sunburst
2008 PRS SC-J Thinline Black Cherry/Bigsby (for sale)
2009 Zerberus Hydra II
2009 Custom Red Strat

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#15
Quote by jcoley2
Maybe I might have been misusing the term, but I thought anything with a whammy bar is considered floating, no?




No.
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#17
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No.


then how do I tell then?
1999 Gibson LP R9
2006 Tele John Cruz Masterbuilt
2007 MIA Strat Sunburst
2008 PRS SC-J Thinline Black Cherry/Bigsby (for sale)
2009 Zerberus Hydra II
2009 Custom Red Strat

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#18
Quote by jcoley2
then how do I tell then?


That's floating cause it is raised above the body, as if it is "floating".

A standard hardtail tremolo is just routed one way, i'm not the expert, ask other guys on here.
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