Is this normal?

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  1. mahler

    mahler Member

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    On my trem guitar, I can go crazy with the trem, as long as I am going in one direction. Example.....I do dive bombs one after another... perfectly in tune,
    but if I do a dive bomb followed by a bend up, the guitar will be up in pitch, If I do a dive bomb again it will quickly return to being perfectly in tune.
    It also does the same thing if you "start" on a up bend, and then down bend.
    Any solutions, or is this a trem fact of life?
     
  2. Kappy

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    No solution to offer, but I do remember this type of behavior with previous guitars I've had. Even with Floyds/Kahlers you had to kind of compensate a little to bring the guitar back from being sharp after going up with the bar, at least IME. One reason I basically don't use trem bars anymore. Good luck getting it sorted.

    Dave
     
  3. mahler

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    I mean its not that big a deal because if I'm going to be using the bar I will be using the down, but it gets a bit annoying to shuffle in time after you do an up bend to get it back in tune.
     
  4. suhrbrutal

    suhrbrutal Senior Member

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    I use several Floyds, and they are fine in both directions. Kahlers with a regular nut, or locking tuners can get caught in the nut when pulling up. Nutsauce helps, but will still get stuck ocassionally. I do pull ups on ,my Floyds only when gigging because of this.
     
  5. americananalog

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    Is this a Fender style, non-locking trem?
     
  6. mahler

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    Yeah a fender 2 point knife edge style trem
     
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    Get some Nutsauce, or graphite for the nut before restringing. Should help.
     

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