#1
I just bought a fairly cheap £200 Ibanez and am having some problems with it :S

It has a floating tremolo but no locking system near the head to keep the tuning.

I had problems with using the whammy bar and it staying in tune so I brought it in to a music shop and they've pretty much fixed the problem. But now if I bend the strings they go out of tune. Am I expecting too much from a relatively cheap instrument?

Should I go back and get it checked out again?
#2
Stretch your strings.

Or, if the problem is they go out of tune when you bend, but return to tune when you release the bend well..that's just what happens with a floating bridge.
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#3
When I took it into the music shop last time they did stretch the strings, reckon I should do it again? Nah after I release the bend and check it with a tuner it's way out :/
#6
Both threads are about you having issues with tuning when using your trem. I answered your question in your other thread. If you want better tuning stability locking tuners are the best option. I don't think a Gio is really worth paying a tech to install a locking nut. Tuners are a simple installation and should fix your issue as the stock tuners on those guitars are pretty terrible.
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#8
When installing new strings you should strech them... of course they will eventualy go out of tune, but it will be a lot harder for such thing to happen.
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