#1
well, yesterday i left my guitar on its stand but the tremolo was left like this

/ <---bridge
\
\ <---- Tremolo
____\__ <--Floor

basically the tremolo was pryed on the floor and the bridge bent up (making the pitch higher) but i mean that shouldnt be too much of a problem since ya know.. tremolos are meant to bend and move. well when i came back and picked it up the bridge was STILL bent

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#2
anybody know how i can fix it??
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#3
You have tuned your guitar back in before we go any further...right?
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#4
yeha i tuned it but the strings were REALLY tense and there was a rattling type of noise up at the headstock but i dont know what it is...

the point is like, pretend your trying to do a squeally with a trem but imagine it just stuck and wouldnt come back to normal... thats what goin on...
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#5
Edit: This is incorrect.

You possibly stretched out one or more of the springs attached to your bridge. You might have buy some new ones (not too pricey, but should be bridge-specific).


Correction:
I thought you meant it was stretched the other way. Just change your strings, and it should be fine.
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#6
That's weird. So basically the pitch has been raised...try easing off the locking nut to get the string tension to normal.
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#7
You've permanently streched the stings, thus making the load on the springs in the bridge lighter, enabling them to pull the bridge back.

Just try changing the strings to some new ones, and it should be OK. You may have adjust your bridge tension a bit, but not much (you might have to slacken the springs somewhat).

I would image it would be alot worse had your bridge been the other way around over night, because that would have permanently stretched your springs.
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#8
wheres the locking nut??
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#9
ok this happened to me once...just hold your tremolo so that your tremolo bottom is parallel to the body, then tune your guitar while holding the tremolo in place
#10
oooo, u seem to have the same guitar i do. so i'll take your word for it and try taht...
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#11
its gonna be a bitch to hold it DIRECTLY in place tho...
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#12
that didnt work...
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#13
anybody?
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#14
Quote by D0c7oR 8oB
wheres the locking nut??

if your guitar has one, the locking nut is at the top of the neck, before the very first fret, the first place the strings touch after the bridge/tremolo. It should have 3 pads with 3 allen bolts pushing the pads against the strings. You must unlock that before you try to use the tuners.
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#15
yeah, my model doesnt have one of those...
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#16
Refer to my or SinnaSatan post. Just change your strings.
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#17
mmkay, i'll try that then
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#18
this still hasnt worked....

i tried chagnign the strings
tuning it while holding the bridge parallel to the body

nothing seems to work... am i screwed?
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#19
ok well i tried switching the strings AGAIN and now for some reason the exact OPPOSITE thing happend, my low E string refuses to stay in tune for more than 4 seconds (literally), and now my bridge is bent IN
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#21
no i already checked that
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#22
That is one of the worst MSpaint pictures I have ever seen.


Your strings will go out of tune when you first put them on unless you stretch them out.


When in doubt, take it to a shop.


Take a picture.


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#23
i would but i dont have a camera
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#24
and i dont have any money to bring it to a shop
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#25
Check the screws that hold the string plate in place. (look in back cavity, there will be a plate with a wire soldered on holding 3-5 springs)


Re check your springs, how easy is it to stretch them?
#26
i took the springs out and put em back in, theyre fine. ok good news, the bridge is basically level again after i messed with some screws here and there but there's this rattling noise up at the headstock and i dont konw where its coming from...
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#27
Quote by D0c7oR 8oB
i took the springs out and put em back in, theyre fine. ok good news, the bridge is basically level again after i messed with some screws here and there but there's this rattling noise up at the headstock and i dont konw where its coming from...


Tighten up the locking nut again.
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#28
Quote by D0c7oR 8oB
well, yesterday i left my guitar on its stand but the tremolo was left like this

/ <---bridge
\
\ <---- Tremolo
____\__ <--Floor

basically the tremolo was pryed on the floor and the bridge bent up (making the pitch higher) but i mean that shouldnt be too much of a problem since ya know.. tremolos are meant to bend and move. well when i came back and picked it up the bridge was STILL bent



real question is anyone know how to draw :P

sounds pretty bad like

what guitar is it?
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#29
oh the RG... ouch

hope ya get it fixed
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#30
Quote by Kurapica
Tighten up the locking nut again.


He doesn't have a locking nut.

The rattling could be one of two things. Fret buzz from low action or a worn/damaged nut. Raise the action a bit and see if that removes the rattle. If that doesn't fix it, check the nut and make sure each string fits snuggly in their respective slots.
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#31
Quote by Bazilisck311
He doesn't have a locking nut.


Hehe, I realised after I'd posted >.<

Fret buzz seems the obvious suggestion. Is the action any lower since the whole incident?
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#32
Quote by Kurapica
Hehe, I realised after I'd posted >.<


Doh!
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#33
Quote by D0c7oR 8oB
wheres the locking nut??



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