#1
Okay, this sounds like a weird question, but why ISN'T my MIM Strat falling out of tune?!?



Yesterday, I purchased a Fender FSR Stratocaster and outfitted with David Gilmour signature GHS Boomer strings.

Now, even though I literally beat the crap out of my Strat's trem (Which happened to be set up floating from the factory...), IT JUST WON'T GO OUT OF TUNE!

I'm talking Dives, Flutters, Pull-ups, EVERYTHING!

The only mod I have done to this guitar is put the Gilmour Strings on, but that can't really be the answer, can it?

The Strat came stock with 9s on it, and they fell out of tune really easily...

I decided to adjust the trem claw and put David Gilmour 10s on it, and now it will NEVER fall out of tune...

Anyways, I guess this is a really lucky strat...
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#2
Cool... story bro?
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#3
So you're surprised that new strings hold tuning better than the ones that have been on the guitar for weeks or months? Are you also surprised that Jesus didn't come back on Saturday?
#5
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So you're surprised that new strings hold tuning better than the ones that have been on the guitar for weeks or months? Are you also surprised that Jesus didn't come back on Saturday?


I'm confused as to why you believe new strings staying in tune during the first days is a normal thing?
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#6
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I'm confused as to why you believe new strings staying in tune during the first days is a normal thing?

This...

And who cares why it's staying in tune? Buy those strings from now on and enjoy it.
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#7
If your upset that you got a good one in the bunch, ill be happy to take it off ur hands and give you my pos spare thats in parts in my cupboard that couldn't keep tune... and ill ship it all in a box and you can also put together a project for yourself
#10
My MIM strat with 9s stays in tune for ages. Are strats supposed to go out of tune easily?
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#11
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My MIM strat with 9s stays in tune for ages. Are strats supposed to go out of tune easily?

When not set up properly or with old strings.
#12
Just because its mexican doesn't mean it will go out of turn easily..

My Mex is perfect.

I think the thinner strings you use, the faster your strings will go out of tune. But it doesn't matter if its Mexican, American or from Mars. Some guitars will go out of tune more easily than others.
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#13
Quality of cheaper guitars have gone up tenfold in the last few years.
look at the vintage modern series for example.

For once companies seem to be doing the proper thing instead of just going "we will put out a shithouse series for low money and make people want our expensive shit"
#15
My Fender Lonestar is MiM and it never goes out of tune. Then again, I put an extra spring on the trem and made it so I can only push it down and not pull it up, but meh.

Not sure why a guitar working as intended is so amazing.
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#16
Again, my MIM holds its tuning perfectly well. I use the trem (not too manically, got an RG for that, but still).

Basically, they're good guitars, and seem to hold tune well - I doubt it's the specific brand of strings, but perhaps it was set up incorrectly before.
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#18
as long as the strings cross the nut in a straight line then you have a way better chance of staying in tune. the floating trem helps as you can give it a quick yank up to pop any strings that may be catching. the nut being cut correctly is a big help as well. as mentioned it shouldn't be that big of a shock, obviously you just believed the common nay saying about fender trems staying in tune.
#19
Mine stays in tune like a boss as well. Everyone says they go out of tune really easily. I don't know where that's coming from.
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