#1
Hey I was wondering if anyone could help me out.

I have this problem with the low E string on my JEM. My guitar is currently in Drop B with 56-12 gauge strings on it. It's a six string with a lo-pro but it's being blocked with a tremelo stropper you can see it here

So when I am trying to tune the guitar. when I hit the string it goes in higher in tune then lower when I just let it ring out. I can't get a good tuning this way since when I am strumming with the low E it is always out of tune since when it is strummed the tuning gets higher and higher the harder It's hit. I stretched the strings as much as I could but It still does it.

Does anyone know how to properly get this more stable?
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
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Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#2
What's your string tension like with those 12's?


You're likely to get this with any guitar - I get it with all of mine. Just pick normally whilst you tune, then try not to dig in too much when you're strumming. Apart from that, there's not a huge amount you can do.... I think.
#3
I play in B standard and it happens to me a bit. Just try to string it up correctly, stretch your strings out good, and make sure your locking nut and trem are setup well.
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#4
You could always trying using a heavier string for the low B. Try buying some single strings that are even heavier than the 56 and see what results you get.
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#5
Would a longer scale length help this?
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#6
So if I were to get a 27" scale 6 string would I be able to do Drop B with out issues?
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#7
Quote by kylendm
So if I were to get a 27" scale 6 string would I be able to do Drop B with out issues?

Maybe not totally without issues, but with very little. Im not familiar with how much scale length affects how low you can tune, but it should eliminate most, if not all the issues with the low tuning
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#8
Quote by David Collins
With fewer issues. Low E on a standard scale is too low on too short a scale to get away with no issues, though they are minor and familiar enough that many accept them for what they are.

Playing with a 27" scale, and using around a .070" for the low C will make the issues much more palatable.


Actually David, I use a 11-.070 Set on my squier strat; which is 25.5" scale, and I can go as low as drop F# with very little of the problems stated above.
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