#1
I have my esp ltd m400 all tuned up after replacing strings, i lock the nuts in, and they go out of tune. W.T.F. Also, when they were locked and tuned, of course they go out of tune if i just touch the tremolo... i suck at guitar enough, i dont have time to suck at this too.
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#2
i dont mean to be rude but has it been set up properly?
Yes it is normal for your guitar to go slightly out of tune, then you employ the fine tuners.
NOTE* make sure the locks on the nut are straight when you do them up
#3
IF you have a string retainer on your headstock, make sure it's tightened down enough. That'll keep it pretty much perfect when you lock the nut
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#4
if by string retainer you mean the bar that is above the nuts, then OHHH. I took that off when i changed the strings, so i didnt tighten it down enough. TY so much
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#5
btw, are the fine tuners supposed to be aligned?
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#6
No, they're not. They're supposed to be adjusted however much puts the string in tune.
#7
Also make sure your strings are stretched.
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#8
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Also make sure your strings are stretched.
This is probably the root of your problems. New strings that haven't been pre-stretched will take ages to get their on their own.

When restringing a floating bridge I always pre-stretch (take the string before putting it on the guitar and run it's length between pinched fingers) and then play for a while without locking the nut. This typically gets the strings to the point where the fine tuners can take care of any further tuning instabilities.
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#10
lol yeah,
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#11
You need to put that string retainer back on and set low enough that the strings make contact with the nut for its entire width (front to back). If not, when you tighten the locks they will pull everything sharp. Here's a little drawing to help illustrate what I'm saying....correct on the left, incorrect on the right...

#12
Play the guitar for about an hour or something without the locking nut. When you feel that the strings are properly stretched then tune up to pitch then lock the nut down.
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