#1
Greetings good people of the Electric Guitar forum!

I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong place, i am not a regular visitor of these parts of the forums. So forgive me!

Anyhow, right to the point. I acquired my new guitar yesterday, a Fender Deluxe Player Stratocaster. Being new to owning a Fender i quickly noticed that i had problems staying in tune, so my question is basically how do you set up a stratocaster for tuning stability?

It's worth noting that this guitar uses vintage tuners (not locking tuners) and a vintage tremolo that i'd like to be able to use.

Any advice on setting up this guitar? I thought it'd be better to ask since i don't have any experience with owning and doing maintenance to a strat.

Thank you in advance
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#2
Most tuning instabilty on a guitar can be traced to a nut that needs a bit of work or to a string tree that's binding. Sometimes it's an issue with new strings not having been stretched enough. Sometimes noobs will put too many wraps around the tuners. Sometimes the trem has issues. Pretty much in that order.

It is *rarely* the fault of tuners, except on very old guitars. Locking tuners eliminate the problem of a ton of extra wraps and they make restringing a tiny bit faster, but that's about it. Otherwise, they really don't add much to maintaining tuning. Vintage tuners are just fine.
#3
I fixed it!

Yeah dspellman, i agree on the nut mostly being the main source of the problem. I just went through all the stuff i thought could be affecting it, and it was the springs on the back of the tremolo that was the cause. I have fixed it now and it stays in tune, even after heavy trem useage.

Thanks for your reply though, i will keep the string tree in mind! Hadn't thought of that before!
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#5
Nice to see you here I'm pretty useless at setups but glad to see it's sorted.

Any pics of the guitar?
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