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    I got mine set up correctly last night. Works fine now. Thanks for your words everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWR
    I got mine set up correctly last night. Works fine now. Thanks for your words everyone.
    Glad to be of help. Did you figure out the problem? What was it?

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    I've been thinking of getting a tuna, let me get this straight. It will or will not work with a floating trem?

    Thanks

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    The problems, as I observed them were that the unit sort of hung up when I pulled it out to D and the small fine tune allen screw was not actually turning when I adjusted it due to the supplied allen wrench had become stripped during my first installation attempt.

    Now I think it's a pretty darn nice invention. It transformed from a total piece of crap to sheer genius in a very short period of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr5115
    I've been thinking of getting a tuna, let me get this straight. It will or will not work with a floating trem?

    Thanks

    Floating Tremolo - NO

    Fixed Tremolo - YES

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flet
    Floating Tremolo - NO

    Fixed Tremolo - YES

    Thanks Flet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven B
    Of course.........

    Now, where's my drool cup?

    Seriously, do you remember off hand how many tremolo springs you have on
    your Ernie Balls, Brett? My problem is that the increased tension when my low E gets when it's tuned up causes the others to go slightly flat, which should be corrected by tightening the trem claw to pull the bridge tighter against the guitar's body. But..........I've tried that. When I added an extra spring, it made it quite hard to even push the bar down sooooooooo...........Im stuck. See what I'm getting at?

    Thanks anyway guys.
    Well the reason I asked about the strings is really I wanted to know if you've been stretching them out before locking them down. I find that they tend to go out of tune if I don't do that first. I'll use the bar and the D-tuna and the thing will be wacky. So I always make sure they'll real stretched out first.

    I have never touched the springs or the tension on my EBMM's, so they are bone stock, so two springs. I see your dilemma. Have you checked the guitar's intonation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    Well the reason I asked about the strings is really I wanted to know if you've been stretching them out before locking them down. I find that they tend to go out of tune if I don't do that first. I'll use the bar and the D-tuna and the thing will be wacky. So I always make sure they'll real stretched out first.

    I have never touched the springs or the tension on my EBMM's, so they are bone stock, so two springs. I see your dilemma. Have you checked the guitar's intonation?

    Yeah, I've checked the intonation. Strings are always stretched.

    I'm almost certain it has to be with the tension that holds the trem back against the body of the guitar, because my problem seems to be similar to a floating trem thingy where tuning one string to pitch screws with the others. But even after tightening them and even adding a spring
    my problem hasn't been fixed.

    You just have the 2 springs on the trem? If you get a chance could you take a look at what holes the hooks are in on each end of them? I checked mine, I have 3 springs. They're hooked every other hole, so they go straight across from the claw to the trem unit. Follow me?

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    x---spring----x
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    Yep I'll look tonight for you. And you're sure the bridge is sitting flush against the body correct?
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    I took mine off a few years ago and haven't missed them. I don't play in drop D much at all, and when I do, it takes about 5 seconds to back the fine tuner to D. So unless you're doing it mid-song I just don't see the use. It's just another thing to worry about on an already bulky/ somewhat high maintenance system as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjk View Post
    I took mine off a few years ago and haven't missed them. I don't play in drop D much at all, and when I do, it takes about 5 seconds to back the fine tuner to D. So unless you're doing it mid-song I just don't see the use. It's just another thing to worry about on an already bulky/ somewhat high maintenance system as is.
    Back in the old days, before all these clamping contraptions were around, we used to reach up to the tuning peg, and twist that baby about 30 degrees...give or take

    (These days, all of my locking trems are Kahlers, so I'm quite accustomed to using the fine tuner,
    and I've got it down to about a second.....and a half)
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnbuckle View Post
    Back in the old days, before all these clamping contraptions were around, we used to reach up to the tuning peg, and twist that baby about 30 degrees...give or take

    (These days, all of my locking trems are Kahlers, so I'm quite accustomed to using the fine tuner,
    and I've got it down to about a second.....and a half)
    Lol!
    So true. Anyone ever seen Adrian Legg play? This is one short clip of him playing exclusively with the tuners. Banjo style tuners of granted, but awesome nonetheless.


    ...And this one is is cool too. Just flawless technique.
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