Guitar getting out of tune after I replaced the strings on an Gibraltar standard II bridge (Ibanez RGIR20FE) HELP NEEDED

#1
Guys I'm in a bit of a problem here. I changed my strings for my new guitar it has that Gibraltar standard II bridge or something like that. that type of bridge with some springs near each string. After I changed my strings and tuned them I noticed that they are slowly getting out of tune, I strum, let them 30 seconds, then they are getting lower and lower. I noticed if I try to tension the string to much, the springs will make a cracking noise and it will detune de string even lower. What have I done wrong? I am not used to those type of bridges, I played 3 years on Les Pauls so please I need an answer asap because I'll have a charity show which I'm attending to and I have to fix this. And to mention. it wasn't detuning with the stock strings.And the new strings are the same gauge so that shouldn't be the problem.
#2
Did you stretch the strings?
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#3
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Did you stretch the strings?
+1 you need to stretch your strings
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#4
MaggaraMarine I totally forgot that, I tuned them 1/2 higher right now and then turned them back to standard. They still detune but at a much slower pace, I think it is becuase I didn't strecheted them and when I heared the springs making that noise I thought I did something wrong to the guitar. But believe me, I play for 3 years and never strechted my strings, and I never had the problem, but I read online right now that it can happen indeed.so should I ramain calm and wait for them to strech corectly?
#5
Just stretch the strings, tune your guitar and repeat until the strings stay in tune.
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Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

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Bach Stradivarius 37G
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Fender Dimension Bass
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
#7
Just as a tip I tune up about 1.25 steps and then stretch my strings by pulling them away from the guitar at about fret 3, fret 12, fret 20-24ish, and then in between the pickups.

Then tune back up about 1 step and repeat. Then tune to pitch and repeat. Tune to pitch and repeat and you're usually about finished. Really pull those wound strings!!!
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