#1
This may seem like a really stupid thread. I've been plaing guitar for awhile, but I've never had this problem before.

I have an Ibanez RG370 with an Ibanez Floyd Rose(whtever they're called) and I just took the old strings off(only a few days old). I was putting in a new pickup today(George Lynch Screamin' Demon\m/) and I had to take off the old strings that were staying in tune fine. I decided just to put in new ones because I have a few new sets. I got the pickup in and put on the new strings. Normally when I add new strings I have tune my guitar a few times because of the strings stretching out and then they're fine. When I put in these new ones I tuned them and locked the nut and the strings were already de-tuned a half-key. I re-tuned them and the same thing happened. I ended re-tuning them 6-8 times hoping they would stretch out and be fine but it didn't happen. I messed around with the bridge but no luck, either. I'm kinda pissed off because I want to play around with my pickup but I hate how off-key they are. I have one more set of strings but I don't want to put those in and arrive at the same problem. Anyone have any ideas of what I should do to try and fix the problem?

Also, just so I don't have to make a new thread, I'm looking for an amp. I'm currently playing guitar through a bass amp and it's not the best situation. I'm looking at the Crate RFX200S and something like the Line 6 Spider III 150.

Any suggestions would be nice. I want an amp with 2-12" speakers, nothing less than 100 watts, and not more than $600. I play metal, like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. A classic type amp is no problem. Just add distortion and my Screamin's Demon and I'm set.

Thanks for the help in advance
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Last edited by Bassman86 at Mar 21, 2007,
#2
You need to stretch your strings properly, it'll take you forever to stretch them out just by re-tuning.
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yeap +1 and don't forget that every brand of string has different tensions so watch out
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Oh, I understand that, but I had the same brand and type of strings before and I had no problem. I'm about to try my last set...

What's the proper way to stretch strings? I always just tuned them and had no problems.
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#5
Have you checked whether your bridge is parallel to the body when in tune?
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#6
Oh, I understand that, but I had the same brand and type of strings before and I had no problem. I'm about to try my last set...

What's the proper way to stretch strings? I always just tuned them and had no problems.

Just tune up, then grab a string, give it a good pull and check the tuning. If it's out, re-tune it and pull it again...keep going until it stay in tune then go to the next one.
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#7
The strings and the springs in the tremelo are not in the same balance. so they dont fit. tention wise
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