#1
ok so i have a question i bought a schecter hellraiser c1 fr a few months ago and this is my first time with a floyd rose and locking nut system. so i have one question....on the headstock just above where the locking nut system is there is a black 'bar' going across the strings theat screws in....on my guitar it is a lil lose ...so my question is..is it supposed to be a lil lose or do i need to tighten it?? look at the picture of my guitar on my profile if you dont know what black bar i mean
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#2
Tighten it! Refer to the Official FR setup sticky please.
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ok so i have a question i bought a schecter hellraiser c1 fr a few months ago and this is my first time with a floyd rose and locking nut system. so i have one question....on the headstock just above where the locking nut system is there is a black 'bar' going across the strings theat screws in....on my guitar it is a lil lose ...so my question is..is it supposed to be a lil lose or do i need to tighten it?? look at the picture of my guitar on my profile if you dont know what black bar i mean



That is the string retainer bar. The strings are supposed to go under it and be held beneath the nut. From there they extend to the machine heads. Be sure your strings are under it and then clamp it down.

#4
ok well i tried to tighten it but when i tried to it wouldnt tigthen at all. i dont want to over do it to where it strips it or breaks my guitar it is very expensive
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#5
Dude don't worry, do both sides slowly and equally. C1 isn't that expensive anyways.
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#6
ok well niether of them tighten and it is lose and my guitar was expensive. $1000 dont tell me thats not alot
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ok well i tried to tighten it but when i tried to it wouldnt tigthen at all. i dont want to over do it to where it strips it or breaks my guitar it is very expensive



You need to tighten the bar over the strings before cranking the tuning pegs or locking the nut. Then once your strings are under the retainer you are in fine shape to do everything else. If you have the other things tight first then there will be no slack to let you tighten the bar.

If, for example, you are changing your strings, then you start with the retainer bar already screwed down, and you slip the strings under it before winding them around the machine heads. Try that and you should be okay.
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You need to tighten the bar over the strings before cranking the tuning pegs or locking the nut. Then once your strings are under the retainer you are in fine shape to do everything else. If you have the other things tight first then there will be no slack to let you tighten the bar.

If, for example, you are changing your strings, then you start with the retainer bar already screwed down, and you slip the strings under it before winding them around the machine heads. Try that and you should be okay.


ok well i didnt change the strings or anything i just noticed it was lose when i was playing
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ok well i didnt change the strings or anything i just noticed it was lose when i was playing


Cool. Shouldn't be a problem. Just loosen the tuning pegs so you have plenty of slack between them and the nut, and then tighten the bar. At that point I think you should be okay. Maybe you just got a faulty guitar (quality control slipped on a banana peel and sent you a dud ) and need to exchange for a perfect one?
#10
ok cool thanx and the guitar isnt faulty its just that one screw came lose in the bar and i dint know if it was normal or wat
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ok cool thanx and the guitar isnt faulty its just that one screw came lose in the bar and i dint know if it was normal or wat


No prob. Not accusing Schecter of selling turds; I just want to be sure you get perfection before the warranty runs out. Do well.
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No prob. Not accusing Schecter of selling turds; I just want to be sure you get perfection before the warranty runs out. Do well.

wel thanx for lookin out for me lol
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#14
ok ya i think i just still need to tighten it sum but i have to be really careful
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