#1
Not sure if this is the right forum. If not, I'll just move it. Ok, so I've had my Jackson DKMG for about 4 months. I play this thing solely in drop D (I do standard tuning with another guitar), but there's kind of a big problem. The Low E string won't stay in D. I don't think I need to adjust the truss rod just to tune down one step on one string, but I'd really like it to stay in the tuning I set for it. The guitar has a licensed Floyd Rose, which is supposed to stay in tune, and it works for all the other strings. It's just D that keeps bugging me. What can I do to keep it in tune? Any input is appreciated.

edit: the tuning actually slips up to E, which makes me think... truss rod?
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Last edited by Chikitty_China at Mar 20, 2008,
#2
you have to take the string off and restring it, by locking the string into place around the machine head, like, over and under soemthing..

i got one with my gibson manual thing..
#3
I have a Floyd Rose on mine though, and I always lock the blots on the nut. Doesn't seem like the way i string it would be an issue.
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#4
thats the only way... though.. cause the floyd rose will be fine, you have to string it so I think that would be the only way?
#5
Ok i'll try that. I'm actually gonna get some new strings today. thx
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#6
-Tighten the locking nut
-Stretch the string out a bit (heavy bends, then re-tuning after each bend)
-Tighten the saddle screws
-Adjust the spring position (if using three springs, re-seat the middle spring so that its end is closer to the thicker base strings - kinda like the roman numeral VI flipped 90 degrees clockwise)
-Lubricate pivot studs with chapstick or vasoline
-Perform several full dives on the whammy bar and retune. This will greatly improve stability when performing dives, but reduce stability when pulling up.
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