Rosewood vs Maple

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  1. Gonflyn

    Gonflyn Strat-Talker

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    No, not really.

    But since you're here......

    I have the tremolo decked on a Performer Strat with a six screw bridge.

    I know a non locking nut setup is not appropriate for any EVH type shenanigans, but even bending down a half step seems to throw the tuning out most of the time, especially the dreaded g string.

    Just par for the course or does anyone have any tips n tricks for maximizing how far you can take a non locking tremolo without going out of tune?
     
  2. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    That's the worst form of titillation, I'm so disappointed.
     
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    omahaaudio Senior Stratmaster

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    Okay.
     
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    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    lube the nut
     
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    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    Poly let’s the wood breath... opps wrong subject... oh well
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Set the guitar up properly.
     
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    PCollen Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    There are many videos on YouTube that discuss setting up the traditional 6-screw trem on Stratocasters for optimum performance. Locking tuners as well as lubrication of string contact points can help, or additional work on the nut slots; stock Fender Strat nuts are cut for light guage strings, 10's or lighter (most come from the factory with 9's). Using heavier guage strings could present a problem.with the wound strings requiring additional filing of their nut slots. There is also a "trick" on how to adjust the 6 screws of the trem base plate, rather than setting them all the same. Spend so time watching the set-up videos......
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Always 'tune up' your guitar. If you drop down to pitch after overshooting you'll leave slack in the system that comes out at the first strum.

    Graphite lock lube in the nut slots and saddles helps tuning, don't use grease or you'll collect grit over time that grabs even more.

    Correctly cut nut, especially if you upsized strings.

    ... and maple fretboards are more stable in temperature and humidity swings because you are not mixing woods with different expansion rates plus maple gets a finish that retards humidity effects.

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  10. Gonflyn

    Gonflyn Strat-Talker

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    Yes all worthwhile advice, I've already used the trick on setting up the six screw bridge and always tune up. Intonation, action, relief all good. Recently been using 10's for strings.
    So maybe next on the list will be addressing the nut and using some graphite.
     
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