#1
Ok so, as the tilte 'suggests', I do indeed have two questions:
(I sure hope this is in the right place)

1) I love my dropped D tuning very much, but I tend to drop D and then go back up to standard quite often I realise - drop D for my leisure and standard for school bands. I was just wondering if it wears out my bottom E sting from tuning up down up down all the time.

2) I cant figure out how to use the - I think it's called a wah, vabrato bridge thingie - you know you have that lever that goes into you bridge on your electric and you use that lever to put some heavy vabrato on whatever you're playing - I think.
Well, I can't get it to work. No matter which way I pull, twist, turn or push it - nothing happens. This is fustrating me incredibally.

^Cool, so i would appreciate some help if any of it made any scence to you though.
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#2
1. It's not especially good for your string, but unless it's frequently breaking it's nothing to worry about, especially since strings are so cheap.

2. It's called a tremolo, or trem. Do you have it screwed in all the way? It's supposed to be quite loose. What kind of guitar is it?
#4
1) im not sure tbh, im a n00b but i do the same thing alot so curious about the answer...

2) do you mean a whammy bar...? once you have played a note and its sustaining itself (ie you can still hear it) you grab the bar and push it towards the guitar... presuming its all attached and working properly and the springs are all alright? i think, i dont have one tbh!
#5
1) no ,I don't think it wears your E string
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2) This is kind of strange. If your tremolo bar, whammy, whatever you call it is in the right spot, then you'd just have to press on it towards you while playing...
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#6
Ok, thanks guys for you help - but my whammy bar still isn't working (if it is, I'm not noticing it). Could it be that something inside the guitar isn't working the way it should (<does that sound stupid?)?
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Ok, thanks guys for you help - but my whammy bar still isn't working (if it is, I'm not noticing it). Could it be that something inside the guitar isn't working the way it should (<does that sound stupid?)?


There are lots of different trems, and they all work differently. What guitar do you have?
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#8
did you buy it new or was it used, it could be blocked
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#9
As far as the string goes, it won't negatively effect the string too much.

What it will effect, is your tuners. If you're constantly re-tuning and altering string tension (such as going from D to E repeatedly), it can cause excess wear on the tuners, nut and bridge. The tuners especially are likely to wear down much quicker if you're doing this. Some better tuners can cope with it fine (in fact there are tuners made specifically for quickly switching between D and E), but if your guitar is on the cheaper end of the market (probably under £600/$1000), then you might be causing damage to your tuners. It's not like the tuners will suddenly snap off just after a couple of re-tunes, but you should keep an eye on 'em.
#10
Sounds like a blocked trem to me. or maybe its got the full five springs in the back? On one of my guitars that makes the trem completely stiff, almost useless.
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