floating bridge tuning

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by tyler_fitz0, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. tyler_fitz0

    tyler_fitz0 Member

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    I've had an ibanez jem for about a year now. Its been staying in tune great until a couple days ago I changed the strings from 9s to 10s. I adjusted the bridge but now it will not stay in tune. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. rob2001

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    When you say "adjusted the bridge", I assume you mean you adjusted the springs for the correct bridge angle with heavier strings?

    One thing I always do with a floating bridge is stretch the heck out of the new strings. I usually don't have a problem. Your intonation probably needs to be adjusted as well with heavier strings.
     
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  4. tyler_fitz0

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    I've just checked and there's nothing wrong with the intonation
     

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