#1
So i just bought an esp, well actually an ltd but its the KH-202 signature edition guitar with the double locking floyd rose etc etc. and no matter what i do i cant get it to stay in tune ive stretched the strings endlessly by hand and it still keeps falling out of tune should i tighten the nut? i think the strings fall through the nut a little when i use the whammy bar and then they stick causing the strings to gain a higher pitch. is this possible?
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#3
i know im locking them but could be the the way its set up too, i lowered the bridge some when i bought it.......maybe its the intonation maybe thats it....
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#5
the 202 doesnt have the best trem on it either btw, no dissing, just saying, its an lfr(or on the new ones a FR special i think?)
#7
but could the way the intonation is set, could that be my problem
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#8
i dont think the intonation would cause that. But i dont know for sure. You might want to tighten the machine heads. Sometimes they can be too lose and the strings will slip out of tune
#9
maybe,just check the intonation before you do any dives with the trem to see if that is your problem.dont tighten the nut too tight,u might pop a string,we all know how much a pain in the ass it s to change strings on locking trems.
#10
all right. well thanks guys ill try fooling a little bit more with it and see what happens i might just have to take it to the music store to get it set up by a pro but ill try messing with the intonation a little bit more and make sure all my locks are tight
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#11
Quote by XChainsawGorgeX
the Jeff Loomis Sig is a beast apparently


So is a KH-602/Ouija, mate.
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#12
For me, the strings sometimes binds to the retainer, try checking that.

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#13
Quote by MetalGS3SE
Never buy signature guitars.


My ORM is my favourite guitar. Find me another Jaguar shaped, short scale, with a super slim D shaped neck and Gibsonish fretboard.

Exactly, nothing approached it's specs, which were quite similar to what I would of ordered. Sometimes a sig is exactly what you want.
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#14
Make sure you lock the bridge and the nut. Even for a licensed Floyd it should stay in tune for good amount of time.
#16
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the Jeff Loomis Sig is a beast apparently


It is, through my mesa Triple it gives me goosebumps every time i plug in.
#17
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It is, through my mesa Triple it gives me goosebumps every time i plug in.

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#19
you should allways lock the locking nut
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#20
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Never buy signature guitars.


Yeah because all of his problems only happen with signature guitars???
#22
Quote by azn_guitarist25
Yeah because all of his problems only happen with signature guitars???


No, because they often cost twice as much as a guitar of equal or better quality, just with a different name on it or different inlays/finish.

Though, this doesn't quite apply to all signature guitars. Loomis sig is reasonably priced and pure tank. But Don Donegan's signature guitar (*** from disturbed) costs like, $5000 i believe. All it is is a piece of **** ugly body with a flame finish on it and some cheap sparkly inlay.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#23
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But Don Donegan's signature guitar (*** from disturbed) costs like, $5000 i believe. All it is is a piece of **** ugly body with a flame finish on it and some cheap sparkly inlay.


I know, right. That thing is a disgrace. I think he's got a diff axe now, though. Not sure.