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Author Topic: Tuning problems with new WI-50 VBK guitar.  (Read 1949 times)

Offline Rasputin

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Tuning problems with new WI-50 VBK guitar.
« on: December 22, 2010, 10:36:12 AM »
I purchased a Washburn WI-50 VBK model guitar. While I love the different tones it can produce, as well as the action of the neck. But it doesn't stay in tune for nothing. It is a double locking system with a Floyd rose bridge. I've had it for about 3 weeks now. The strings are the stock ones that came with the model. I've been hesitant about changing the strings until I can figure out why it keeps dropping in pitch after it has been tuned. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Tuning problems with new WI-50 VBK guitar.
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 12:30:12 PM »
learning to properly tune and balance a locking trem can be tricky, essentially you need the pull of the strings to be the same as the pull of the springs in the spring cavity, and you have to ensure everything is tightened (locking clamps) and that the strings are fully stretched. Once tuned and set up right it should stay in tune for a long time, as long as you don't have any big changes in temperature or humidity.

try watching some tutorial videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRuiIVpMIwM
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Tuning problems with new WI-50 VBK guitar.
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 07:42:33 AM »
Thanks for the input. Adding the extra spring helped eliminate the intonation problem.