#1
Yesterday I played with a guy who had some kind of guitar that I never heard of, could only play pentatonic licks with distortion and failed to play anything on clean. He kept saying that my tremolo (ZR) is really ****ty and that it's way to high up and I need to put it back. I asked him what's the point and he couldn't give me an answer for a while until he sad that top frets sound 'out of tune' and that if I put it lower it's gonna be in tune. Nothing sounded out of tune, anyway I put the tremolo down, retuned the strings ware maybe 1mm lower, didn't notice any difference besides the fact that I can't pull my tremolo as high. I can see that maybe if my strings are really far from the fretboard, higher frets would sound out of tune, but putting the tremolo back didn't change **** and he couldn't tell the ****ing difference and point out 'out of tune' pitches no matter how high or low my tremolo is set up. Is he right?
#2
what do you mean by high/low?

do you mean that you have lowered the bridge or you have tightened the springs in the back to pull the trem in towards the body more?
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#3
judging by what you said ToweringFlesh, this guy who has a guitar you've never heard of, probably got his instrument for a very large amount of money. He thinks his guitar is much superior. He probably thinks he knows everything their is to know about guitars.


He reminds me of when I was young and stupid
#4
Quote by Lemoninfluence
what do you mean by high/low?

do you mean that you have lowered the bridge or you have tightened the springs in the back to pull the trem in towards the body more?

tightened the springs, I kept it kinda loose so the trem goes out more.

And the thing that pissed me off the most, he kept saying 'thats the whole point of that trem'. I asked whats the point? and he just kept saying the springs have to be tightened, ****ing idiot
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#6



that's the correct angle for your trem. that'll ensure that you return to tune more accurately.
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#7
Quote by ToweringFlesh
Yesterday I played with a guy who had some kind of guitar that I never heard of, could only play pentatonic licks with distortion and failed to play anything on clean.

I love how people find the need to make them seem like they're better than another person before they ask the question even though it has nothing to do with anything.
#8
Ever considered that maybe he's right, and your trem was really badly set-up?
Stop acting like an ass-hat.
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He reminds me of when I was young and stupid

me too, except I never had an expensive guitar


#10
Quote by Horlicks
Ever considered that maybe he's right, and your trem was really badly set-up?
Stop acting like an ass-hat.

Yeah, unless you show some pics of the trem I won't know if you're right or wrong.
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#11
He was probably right. If it was too high it will put the intonation out and screw up the action (assuming your intonation is set for a properly set up tremolo).
#12
Why is it called a tremelo system when it is actually vibrato?
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#13
Quote by Yeti60
Why is it called a tremelo system when it is actually vibrato?

It's a misnomer.

And TS, your trem was probably too far forward. If it's too far forward then your action is really high and it can make notes go out of tune, not to mention it looks ugly.
#14
Quote by Yeti60
Why is it called a tremelo system when it is actually vibrato?

because leo fender's a bit special.
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#15
Quote by Yeti60
Why is it called a tremelo system when it is actually vibrato?


The same reason Fender amps call their tremelo effect vibrato.
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#16
maybe your FR was set up wrong? Our ex basist had an S560 (or whatever the number is) and his trem was realy badly set up, like sticking out of the body cause the springs were not tightened eough. I tried to explain to him what is wrong with the trem, and he just looked at me like im retarded, and said "Well you can always pull it back with the trem arm and it will be level...." I gave up.
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