#1
My brand new Schecter Omen 6.

I changed the strings from 10s to 9s. Now it wont stay in Tune.
I am no pro at this but I have been changing strings for over 10 years. But I have never changed the size of my strings.

It came to me out of tune, but I really didn't play it enough with the 10s on it to see if it would stay in tune with those.

Do I need to adjust the truss rod??? I have never done that and have heard I could damage my guitar by doing this.

Any thoughts.

Thanks!!
#2
All that truss rod damaging your guitar stuff is crap, it's just something guitar shops say to scare you into getting a proffesional set up. Just give it about a full turn and see if that helps, if not give it a few turns in the other direction.
#4
Quote by pigglesworth
All that truss rod damaging your guitar stuff is crap, it's just something guitar shops say to scare you into getting a proffesional set up. Just give it about a full turn and see if that helps, if not give it a few turns in the other direction.


Holy crap, full turn? I don't think you will need ot do that unless you are going from like .007 to .016
#5
Thanks for the replies. I do know better than to make large adjustments. I have read that you turn it from 1/16 to 1/4 of a turn at a time. Then wait a while and re-tune and test and measure.

SO you guys think I need to tighten my truss bar up since I have lighter strings on it now??

OR Loosen IT??

Thanks!!
Last edited by vanzant38 at Jun 30, 2006,
#7
^ thats probably it.
when i got my omen, i played it with the stock strings till they got too firty to play. then i switched to .09's, and for a day or so it wouldnt hold tune either. once the strings are stretched out, itll hold tune good. mine holds tune great.
#8
back in the day I used to boil my strings before putting them on, it was supposed to pre-stretch them out or sometheng.
#9
Quote by CunningLinguist
back in the day I used to boil my strings before putting them on, it was supposed to pre-stretch them out or sometheng.


i would just play them out
#10
Thanks for the advice guys!

I will play it a couple more days before I do anything else.
#11
Yeah play them a few days until they stratch a little, then it should all be good. If it seriously persists for over 4 days or so, try tightening the tuners.
#12
We should really prohibit piggle from posting any of those bull**** before somebody's precious guitar gets harmed.
Gear:
Black Jackson Dinky 2
Peavey Envoy 110
and that's it.
#13
i dont get it, if you have been changing strings for 10 years wouldnt you have realised that strings do need to be stretched out fully
#14
I have been changing strings for over 10 years. That was my point. I know that they stretch, I was looking for any other reason that this may happen.
#15
Do you have a tremolo?

You could say that you were changing strings (Playing your guitar) for 10 years but actually be a noob.
#16
Quote by vanzant38
I have been changing strings for over 10 years. That was my point. I know that they stretch, I was looking for any other reason that this may happen.


well it could be due to not stringing it properly
#17
My old strat has a trem but the new one that I am talking about the Omen 6 doesn't.

Well my strat was never this bad. I am gonna take everyones advice and wait a few days and see if it will stay in tune. Maybe change the strings again.

Thanks!
#18
Stretch em manually.

Go to the first dotted fret on each string, hold it down tightly, then grab the string and give it a tug. Then go to the next one, repeat.

Do this for each string, re-tune, and it should hold tune much better.

Obviously don't yank the strings to the point of breakage, but a little tug stretches em out just fine.
#19
Just wait like a day or so and the strings will stretch out and be OK. i wouldn't adjust the truss rod yet.
Looking to buy a Fender Jagstang, u sellin?
#22
is it a floyd roose bridge?

if it is you need to adjust something in the bridge for a different gauge strings. I used 9's but my music teacher said to convert to 10's i would have to mess around with the bridge and change some things so its set up for a thicker gauge.


chances are its not stretching the strings is a problem with your bridge.

the truss rod can be adjusted for frett buzzing not going out of tune.

Try tightening your machine heads ( tuners)
#23
Quote by TheDarkestNight
is it a floyd roose bridge?

if it is you need to adjust something in the bridge for a different gauge strings. I used 9's but my music teacher said to convert to 10's i would have to mess around with the bridge and change some things so its set up for a thicker gauge.


chances are its not stretching the strings is a problem with your bridge.

the truss rod can be adjusted for frett buzzing not going out of tune.

Try tightening your machine heads ( tuners)


no its a hardtail.
#24
try the machine heads and tuning pegs that might be the problem. thats what happened to my first fender
#25
I will check the tuners and see if any are loose.

Today or tomorrow I am gonna change the strings again. Maybe I did something wrong. These Tuners don't look that much different from the ones on my Strat but maybe they are. I will be even more careful this time.

TheDarkestNight, I now understand that even if the truss rod is a little off in its adjustment, that it doesn't effect the tuning. This is a big load off my mind. Thanks for mentioning that.

Thanks!
#26
Yep the tuners were loose. So was the neck screws. I am also thinking that this guitar doesn't fit in the case very well. Maybe that is effecting the tuning. I am gonna switch cases with my strat. This may help, who knows.

Thoughts?