#1
i bought a peavy raptor as a project. there was nothing wrong with it, i just wanted to try a complete rebuild, but since i put it back together the thing won't stay in tune for more than 5 minutes. i set the intonation when i put it back together, and it has all new hardware on it. there is no fret buzzing either. is it possible the neck needs to be shimmed? if so where can i find the specs on neck spacing? any other ideas?
#3
locking tuners? even though you did just buy new hardware...
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could get locking tuners, grover are good
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How long have the strings been on there? If you just put them on, it could be up to a few days before they're fully stretched out and will stay in tune for extended periods of time
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@inkandlead: same difference, since we're not talking about pedals. and edit button.

however, good point. if it has a trem, locking tuners are a MUST.
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@inkandlead: same difference, since we're not talking about pedals. and edit button.

however, good point. if it has a trem, locking tuners are a MUST.

Actually what I was getting at was that technically it is not a tremolo. Its a vibrato. Tremolo is a volume effect not a pitch effect.

Anyway, locking tuners or not are you sure the bridge is set up properly?
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It could be the nut.

you think the nut might be moving a slightly when i play you mean?
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Actually what I was getting at was that technically it is not a tremolo. Its a vibrato. Tremolo is a volume effect not a pitch effect.

Anyway, locking tuners or not are you sure the bridge is set up properly?


yes, i know this. but when talking on the guitar rather than with the electronics, more people actually understand tremolo.


@ts: the nut isnt moving, the strings are binding in it.
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Did you put ****ty hardware on it? It could be that you bought tuners that are ****, you got ripped off, or they're just plain defective.
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Actually what I was getting at was that technically it is not a tremolo. Its a vibrato. Tremolo is a volume effect not a pitch effect.

Anyway, locking tuners or not are you sure the bridge is set up properly?


And Leo Fender's famous misnaming of his "synchronized tremolo" design has not helped the issue.
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#17
^actually, i believe that created the issue in the first place
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