#1
I just got an ESP ltd m400, and the locking nuts are supposed keep it in tune right? Every time i tune it correctly into place, i tighten the nuts afterwards, then when i use the tremolo, the high e, B and sometimes the G and D strings go out of tune after about an hour of using it. I dont press the bar all the way down or all the way up either. The fine tuners are all lined up (adjusted when needed too) and the strings go so far out of tune that i cant use the fine tuners.

So is it a problem with the guitar? or just a using the tremolo too much?
#2
is your trem parallel to the body when you tune? if not, that's why.

is your trem an LFR? if so, then, thats why.
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#3
well the mh400 come with licesened floyds which arent put under the same stress and coating treatments as the originals, thus they dont hold tune as well, some are better than others, my M200 holds tune like an original floyd. really youve got 3 options that i can think of 1. block the floyd, which you most likely dont want to do because it does sound freakin sweet, 2. get locking tuners.3. buy and original floyd and retrofit
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#4
Locking tuners will be a complete waste of money with a Floyd equipped guitar.
Make sure its set up properly, and try a little bit of Chapstick on the knife edges. Rotate the trem posts a half turn, put the Chapstick on the post, where the knife edge is in contact with it, and turn it back to where it was. The chapstick can help to let the trem return to position properly. I dont think thats what problem you have, but it still helps.
#5
Quote by littlephil
Locking tuners will be a complete waste of money with a Floyd equipped guitar.
Make sure its set up properly, and try a little bit of Chapstick on the knife edges. Rotate the trem posts a half turn, put the Chapstick on the post, where the knife edge is in contact with it, and turn it back to where it was. The chapstick can help to let the trem return to position properly. I dont think thats what problem you have, but it still helps.

this. thats one of the main reasons why FR's were invented. i still say the trem is probably unlevel.
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#6
Since it's a new guitar, was it off of the floor stock, or was it packaged in a box and everything? Your strings may need to simply be stretched before they'll keep pitch.
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Check this link out it will help you a lot.
http://www.shredaholic.com/floydrosesetup.html
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#8
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is your trem an LFR? if so, then, thats why.


There's no reason a well set up LFR can't function properly...
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#9
could be you are not tightening down the locking nuts tight enough.

Strings could be still stretching.

Bridge not level.

There are MANY things that could be to blame
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#10
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is your trem an LFR? if so, then, thats why.


No, just no. Seriously if I ever see you sprouting this bullshit again I will hunt you down and slap you personally for being on a bandwagon that doesn't exist mainly because those on the bandwagon realise how much of a stupid blanket statement that was. So if you ever think about saying such bullshit like that ever again click the log out button after you post your reply otherwise you will just look like an even bigger fool then you do right now.
#11
tighten your nuts a little more, so that when you wail on your whammy bar you don't fall out of tune.
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#12
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tighten your nuts a little more, so that when you wail on your whammy bar you don't fall out of tune.


Yo did you quote me before telling me it's the internet or something? Did you realise what I was on about?
#13
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Yo did you quote me before telling me it's the internet or something? Did you realise what I was on about?


yeah, i hate posting in dead threads and I thought this one was dead. But since it isn't I said "dude this is the internet. What the **** are you doing?"
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#14
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yeah, i hate posting in dead threads and I thought this one was dead. But since it isn't I said "dude this is the internet. What the **** are you doing?"


Ha yeah I'm making sure people don't sprout random bullshit. It's hard enough making sure people stop confusing LTD models with ESP models but when others go around saying LFR's are always the problem well then yeah **** that.
#15
are you gonna go out and find and then beat his ass?
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