#1
Hey y'all. Ive just got a new guitar and it seems I have a problem.
When I tune my strings, something weird happens.
I tune my bottom E: perfect
I tune my A: Perfect
I tune my D: Perfect

I go back and play my open bottom E and it is REALLY badly out of tune!!
And the more strings I tune, the more of the previously tuned strings become horribly flat!

Please help me as I have a brand new guitar and only 2 of the strings will tune properly.

P.S. I've tried changing the strings, that didn't do anything at all.

Thank You

~BlackLuster~
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#3
An Ibanez RG 320 FM AM.

I'm not sure what bridge it has but i've got a pic if you'd like to see


Sorry about the size, if it's pis*ing people off i'll edit it and just have the link
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


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Y siempre
Y para siempre
#4
If you've got a floating trem it's probably not been set correctly.
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Originally Posted by ihavnofingrprnt
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#5
Ive been lurking here for ages and i just registered to say this.

Thats pretty normal.

As you tune the other strings up it will place more stress/strain on the neck which will pull the neck out of shape (not bad but im exaggurating to make a point) which means the strings you tuned previously will not be in tune

Best idea is to tune all the strings rough then slowly one by one tune them a bit closer then closer again. No sense doing one perfect then moving on.

I hope this helps..
#6
Since your pic just decided to load on me it will definitely be your trem bridge. Take it back whence you purchased and demand them to fix it!

p.s nice guitar!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ihavnofingrprnt
well there are only three true people alive today who are actually possesed by satan

Dakota Fanning, the kfc general dude, and my neighbor and all of them dont have much musical ability
#7
Quote by Joycey
Since your pic just decided to load on me it will definitely be your trem bridge. Take it back whence you purchased and demand them to fix it!

p.s nice guitar!

I wouldnt do that..
#8
The tremelo is not messed up and that's perfectly normal. The string tension from the bridge changes when you tune another string, therefore changes the tuning of all the other strings. It's a pain but you have to keep going back and retuning each string until it slowly becomes more stable.
mmmk.
#9
I got it from a german company and i've recycled all of the packaging so unfortunately sending it back is out of the question

Quote by Nevermoron
I wouldn't do that


Why not
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#10
Yes - you have a floating tremolo. Which is what it does, float - each time you tune a string then bridge will lift up, so the other strings drop to compensate, it's completely natural and not a problem with your guitar.

I suggest you stretch your strings properly as described here - http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/stretch.htm.

Then tue up as described here - http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/tuning.htm.

And finally fine tune and lockdown as described here - http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/tuning.htm.

You can use the tech section of that particular site for most problems you encounter with an FR trem, so stick it in your faves box

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/index.htm

Quote by Nevermoron
Ive been lurking here for ages and i just registered to say this.

Thats pretty normal.

As you tune the other strings up it will place more stress/strain on the neck which will pull the neck out of shape (not bad but im exaggurating to make a point) which means the strings you tuned previously will not be in tune

Best idea is to tune all the strings rough then slowly one by one tune them a bit closer then closer again. No sense doing one perfect then moving on.

I hope this helps..


It has nothing to do with the neck - it's a floating tremolo - it's called gravity.
#11
Quote by BlackLuster
I got it from a german company and i've recycled all of the packaging so unfortunately sending it back is out of the question


Why not


read mine and sithian's posts

its either the bridge because its new or the neck because its just what they do.. well.. on every guitar ive owned/played/strung/tuned its done that
#12
In other news, holy crap thats a hot geetar..

ive been looking at buying an Ibanez for a while, i was thinking one of the flat black basic ones but that finish looks NICE.
#13
Quote by Johnljones7443
Yes - you have a floating tremolo. Which is what it does, float - each time you tune a string then bridge will lift up, so the other strings drop to compensate, it's completely natural and not a problem with your guitar.

I suggest you stretch your strings properly as described here - http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/stretch.htm.

Then tue up as described here - http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/tuning.htm.

And finally fine tune and lockdown as described here - http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/tuning.htm.

You can use the tech section of that particular site for most problems you encounter with an FR trem, so stick it in your faves box

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/index.htm


Oh god yeah I never actually thought of that. I sort of noticed after a while that the out-of-tune strings were always tuned to a specific point. Damn, I really should have noticed that. Yeah I'm a little slow, but I'll survive.

Thank You Everyone, and an especially large thank you to Johnljones7443.

THANK YOU
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#14
Quote by Nevermoron
In other news, holy crap thats a hot geetar..

ive been looking at buying an Ibanez for a while, i was thinking one of the flat black basic ones but that finish looks NICE.

Thanks. It's an absolute beauty to play too (except for this floating trem business) and it didn't cost too much either. There is a review of this guitar on UG somewhere and that was one of the reasons I bought it. ONe of the best things is, whenever you get it out to play, people's heads' turn and everyone goes "wow look at the colour of that guitar"

Oops, double post. Hope I don't get a warning for that.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
Last edited by BlackLuster at Jul 10, 2006,
#15
when i get new strings or a new guitar, i always like to tune the strings almost to breaking point then tune down to they're normal tuning. it pretty much tightens them so they dont go right out of tune again, like they mentioned above.
#16
Quote by BlackLuster
An Ibanez RG 320 FM AM.

I'm not sure what bridge it has but i've got a pic if you'd like to see


Sorry about the size, if it's pis*ing people off i'll edit it and just have the link


nice guitar tho