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SFW

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Growing up in the 80s and having most of my early influences being hair metal guys, the Floyd Rose was always the trem that I looked at as the one to have. I've owned my fair share of standard six hole and two post Fender Strats along the way. Most of the time those got five springs and the claw screwed all the way down. I will say though that I have always preferred the tone of a vintage bridge over a FR. So late last year, I decided it was time to learn how to work a vintage trem the right way. (i.e. not send it horribly out of tune.) Well, I have finally achieved a level of proficiency on the old six holer that allows me to get some very nice vibrato and Jeff Beck style bends AND stay in tune! Starting 2012 off on a good note! :banana
 

VHS analog

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Congratulations! I abuse the hell out of my vintage trem and it sounds great. I have a few tricks though for staying in tune, born out of necessity.
 
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Any helpful advice or tricks that have worked for you guys?
I have another thread going on about tremolos and drop tuning, keeping it in tune.
Tricks and advice would be helpful.
Thanks.
 

stratplexi

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Yes...please advise on how to keep them in tune. I have owned a few and always unload them because I can't stand going out of tune every time I touch the thing.
 

VHS analog

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Yes...please advise on how to keep them in tune. I have owned a few and always unload them because I can't stand going out of tune every time I touch the thing.

One of the best tricks you can do is lube the nut slots & string tree, I use 3 in 1 oil applied to the string with a Q tip. A pro setup with a properly cut nut helps too. My trem floats about a 10th of an inch.
 




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