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Old 2005-04-24, 22:38
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String Stretch on Floyd

I know this issue has been addressed before, but I couldn't find the thread in question.

My Ran has a Floyd and the strings I use (Ernie Ball .10s) never seem to stop stretching, making it a bitch to keep the guitar in tune. Could someone recommend a string with great tone and little stretch?
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Old 2005-04-24, 22:56
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its not the string, but the spring tension that messes the tuning up. check the springs at the back of the bridge.
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Old 2005-04-24, 23:19
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its not the string, but the spring tension that messes the tuning up. check the springs at the back of the bridge.

Yo corroded, you have a typo in your sig "melodic death DROM New Delhi"...

As far as the Floyd goes, I have no problem with the Ernie Ball .09 super slinky strings that I use. To avoid the latent stretching I beat the shit out of the strings and use the vibrato bar excessively for 15 to 30 minutes BEFORE I lock the nut. Using this technique has eliminated post lock stretching almost entirely on my guitar.
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Old 2005-04-24, 23:29
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Springs look ok.. bridge is almost parallel with the body.

I'll try what Kylito said.
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Old 2005-04-25, 00:13
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And make sure your hardware is TIGHT. No limpwristing when locking the strings down...
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Old 2005-04-25, 03:10
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Springs look ok.. bridge is almost parallel with the body.

I'll try what Kylito said.

You want that bridge parallel with the body, not almost
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Old 2005-04-25, 18:31
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I know this issue has been addressed before, but I couldn't find the thread in question.

My Ran has a Floyd and the strings I use (Ernie Ball .10s) never seem to stop stretching, making it a bitch to keep the guitar in tune. Could someone recommend a string with great tone and little stretch?


Two clerks down at the Sam Ash im a usual at tell me that Ernie Ball strings FUCK UP your floyd rose since its coating causes it to slip up.

just what i heard

get yourself some cleartone 10s, they cost 5 dollars more than any other pack of strings but its worth it. the shit sounds nice and new and lasts a lot longer.

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Old 2005-04-25, 18:33
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I've used EB .10's for a year on my ibanez with an edge trem, no problems so far.

just make sure your bridge is floating parralel to the body, so you have the right tension.
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Old 2005-04-25, 20:12
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Before you clamp the nut down wammy the shit out of the strings with about 5 minutes of playing. It will be out of tune again so retune it, clamp it down and fine tune it. I know this works for me but I got a Kahler on my Ran too and they are much smoother then Floyds imo.
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Yo corroded, you have a typo in your sig "melodic death DROM New Delhi"...

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I also mess with the whammy bar before locking the nut. Takes some time but it pays off. You should try it.
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