things you just struggle to do,that should be straightforward?
changing strings on a double locking guitar (ibanez S420 WB 😡
have tried for years to learn how to (when i had a guitar with a double locking whammy bar).tonight i messed up yet again and had to open another set of strings to replace the 009 🙁
ALWAYS and i mean ALWAYS (beep) it up.
yes i have watched videos on youtube e.t.c
doesn’t make any difference though 👿
will be trading up to a telecaster when funds allow (i know where i am with changing strings on them 😉
what things are like kryptonite to you when you have to do them?Posted 3 years agoyourguitarheroMember
Changing strings on a double locking trem. How I do it:
First principle: 1 at a time!
Start with the low E.
Undo the bolt at the nut and take the locking block off
Unwind the tuner peg
Undo the long bolt at the bridge that is holding the string in
Take the string off
Unwind the fine tuner all the way, then back in two full turns
Cut the ball end off with pliers
Put that end in the bridge
Tighten up the bridge bolt/clamp at the back
String guitar as normal
Tune up as normal, remembering to stretch the string
Do the same for the A string
Then lock those two strings using the locking part at the nut.
Once you’ve done them all, take all the nut locking parts off and play the guitar for the while – do some bends, give them trem a wee wiggle etc.
Keep tuning using the tuning pegs
Once the guitar has settled down, lock all the strings at the nut.Posted 3 years ago
Now you just adjust using the fine tuning nuts on the bridgeWillHMember
Organise myself and the boy sufficiently to get out of the house on time in the mornings…
choppersquad – Member
Putting a screen protector on a mobile phone without getting dust under it!
Always used to until I looked it up on youtube. The answer is to run the little cloth that comes with it under the tap, then use it to wipe down the screen. Peel side 1 from the screen protector, run it under the tap too and shake most of the water off. Now, both the screen and the protector have lots of tiny tiny beads of water on them. Apply the screen protector as normal, you will get a few ‘bubbles’ under it but they are water filled and are 1000x easier to remove than air bubbles, you just rub a finger over them and push them to the edge of the screen. Any stubborn ones will just evaporate eventually (the plastic must be ever so slightly permeable or something).Posted 3 years agoracefaceec90Member
yourguitarhero appreciate the guide.my problem is locking the strings at the bridge end.
i either don’t lock them tight enough (they come out when tuning up),or i lock them too tight the high strings (and they snap when tuning up).
don’t know if the zr trem system is at fault (probably not),but more than likely it’s my incompetence 😳
i check that the string is tight in the bridge groove by pulling it,it seems fine,tune up and the above happens 😳
edit even though i’m having issues with the guitar,i still would keep it (as i do like playing it) don’t use the whammy much tbh.Posted 3 years agoyourguitarheroMember
There’s probably something wrong with your saddles then – little burrs or something?
Try going over them with a needle file and/or rubbing a pencil on so you get graphite lube. I just had to do that for a saddle on my Floyd Rose.Posted 3 years ago
The topic ‘things you just struggle to do,that should be straightforward?’ is closed to new replies.