#1
i cant get my my squier strat to stay in tune. As soon as i use the whammy bar it goes a whole step out! How can I fix this problem? Would it be best to just get a floyd rose installed? maybe someone can make some other suggestions? thanks!
#2
Quote by superstang01
i cant get my my squier strat to stay in tune. As soon as i use the whammy bar it goes a whole step out! How can I fix this problem? Would it be best to just get a floyd rose installed? maybe someone can make some other suggestions? thanks!
A FR will probably make it more difficult for you, not to mention the woodwork you'll need to do. Perhaps it's your stringing technique.



#4
get a better guitar than a squire or get locking tuners
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#5
remember that diagram is for a 3 a side headstock, so when it says reverse order for strings 1,2 and 3 ignore it, it's as shown for all 6 strings

also try getting like an 8B art pencil, shaving off some graphite and stick it in the string slots, and do that every time you change your strings
#6
Quote by lozlovesstrats
remember that diagram is for a 3 a side headstock, so when it says reverse order for strings 1,2 and 3 ignore it, it's as shown for all 6 strings

also try getting like an 8B art pencil, shaving off some graphite and stick it in the string slots, and do that every time you change your strings
True! A nut replacement is also very inexpensive and easy.

I've never met a cheap guitar with cheap tuners that I couldn't set up properly so it keeps tune. The technology for tuners, nuts, etc. are so basic/simple that even the cheapest ones will provide reliable performance when done correctly.

A Squier can be a beast through a decent rig.

#7
I have a squire strat and i had the same problem. How I fixed it, When I put new strings on I get them in tune then I Pull upward and it tightens it on the peg, don't pull too hard, just make sure that all your doing is putting more tension on the string. I usually do it to each string until they only go a quarter step out of tune.

Hope This helps.
#9
Quote by bi-ah!
get a better guitar than a squire or get locking tuners


Squiers are perfectly fine guitars!
They just need a little Tender Lovin Care

TS, mine used to do that as well, but I fixed it.

Steps:

1) Next time you restring, restring the way that that diargram shows.
2) If you still fall out of tune, proceed to step 3.
3) Get a Carpenters pencil (the square ones).
(thats the type I prefer to use, because it's easier, but any pencil will do)
4) take an exacto knife or razor blade, and CAREFULLY cut the graphite stick out of the pencil.
5)take said graphite stick, and file it down into a bowl, so you have a pretty decent amount of powder.
6)get a toothpick, or some other type of small object to scoop up some powder, and spread it in EACH nut slut carefully, so you have a fine coat of graphite in each one.
7)Restring
8) Proceed to stay in tune. If this did not work, proceed to step 9.
9)Get a new nut and saddles.


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