#1
Hi i've got a mexican fender standard strat.
Im currently facing some tuning problems that when i change the tuning of a string, the tune on another string changes quite dramtically. This has resulted in changing tuning like dropping half step or so taking rather quite a long time.
I didn't change the string gauges and only switched strings from the factory supplied fender super bullets to everly b52 rockers.
I didn't had this problem before i changed the strings.
Hope someone can point out the problem here for me or is it just the strings, which i think should not have that much of an impact. Or its got to do with the synchronised tremelo?
Thanks!
#2
It's just to do with the string tension vs. spring tension in the trem. You'll just have to tune again and again for a bit, start at the high e, then b, back to the e, b, g, back to e, and so on
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TS, have you allowed the strings to stretch yet?
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It's just to do with the string tension vs. spring tension in the trem. You'll just have to tune again and again for a bit, start at the high e, then b, back to the e, b, g, back to e, and so on


Yeah i understand its something to do with that...but like i said. this problem didnt arise before i switched strings...
Its rather a dramatic tune change.
Like when i loosen the 5th string, the tune on the 6th strings goes up.
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TS, have you allowed the strings to stretch yet?


Yes initially i was thinking the strings havent stretched. now im sure its not due to fresh strings.
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Hi i've got a mexican fender standard strat.
Im currently facing some tuning problems that when i change the tuning of a string, the tune on another string changes quite dramtically. This has resulted in changing tuning like dropping half step or so taking rather quite a long time.
I didn't change the string gauges and only switched strings from the factory supplied fender super bullets to everly b52 rockers.
I didn't had this problem before i changed the strings.
Hope someone can point out the problem here for me or is it just the strings, which i think should not have that much of an impact. Or its got to do with the synchronised tremelo?
Thanks!


Like someone else said have you stretched your strings ...
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What type of bridge is it?
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Yeah i understand its something to do with that...but like i said. this problem didnt arise before i switched strings...
Its rather a dramatic tune change.
Like when i loosen the 5th string, the tune on the 6th strings goes up.


I know with my Jackson (floating floyd, not sure if this compares to your trem) if I have to take all the strings off when I want to do some maintenance or whatever on it, when I tune up I'll have to spend a fair bit of time getting it tuned to where all the strings are in tune. And to get to that point, I have to go through the process I said earlier. But if I have the strings on the guitar for a week or so, and they're properly stretched, when I go to tune it, it doesn't through the tunings out like it does when they're brand new. It's just the fact that they're brand new strings.
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What type of bridge is it?


Vintage sychronised tremelo
#13
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Vintage sychronised tremelo


Is the bridge pulled way out of the body?
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I know with my Jackson (floating floyd, not sure if this compares to your trem) if I have to take all the strings off when I want to do some maintenance or whatever on it, when I tune up I'll have to spend a fair bit of time getting it tuned to where all the strings are in tune. And to get to that point, I have to go through the process I said earlier. But if I have the strings on the guitar for a week or so, and they're properly stretched, when I go to tune it, it doesn't through the tunings out like it does when they're brand new. It's just the fact that they're brand new strings.


The strings are on for a few weeks already yet the change is dramatic. And it has not happened before i changed strings. So im wondering if its something else...or is it that it just loves the fender super bullets.
It gets rather irritating to change the tuning once i set the tuning right.
#15
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Is the bridge pulled way out of the body?


How much is considered way out??
#16
20 to 30 degrees. If that makes any sense.

If the bridge is pulled out at all, I would try tightening the springs in the back, but make sure you don't snap a string do to the excess tuning.
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20 to 30 degrees. If that makes any sense.

If the bridge is pulled out at all, I would try tightening the springs in the back, but make sure you don't snap a string do to the excess tuning.


Wow. 20 to 30 is like in the impossible range. mines angled at about within 5 degrees.
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#19
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20 to 30 degrees. If that makes any sense.

If the bridge is pulled out at all, I would try tightening the springs in the back, but make sure you don't snap a string do to the excess tuning.


The bridge should sit parallel to the body. So you'll have to tighten the springs a little, do the long painfull process of getting it tuned using the way I described, see where the bridge is sitting, and keep tweaking the spring tension till it sits parallel.

Your guitar set up right now does like the original strings. You can go from Ernie Ball 9's to D'Addario 9's, and you'll have to adjust your springs.
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I would just try to tighten the springs in the back, but remember, when you do this it will raise the tuning of the strings, so you'll have to adjust.
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#21
Thanks Koshman32 and biga29. Yeah i think the main culprit should be the bridge. Ill see what i can do about it. Thanks again =)
#22
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Thanks Koshman32 and biga29. Yeah i think the main culprit should be the bridge. Ill see what i can do about it. Thanks again =)


Just let us know if you solve the problem or if anything else comes up
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