Mickguard Posted March 6, 2005 Report Share Posted March 6, 2005 I'm wondering about the factors involved in tuning issues related to using a vibrato --I really like the effect, and will probably end up adding some kind of tremolo on all of my guitars. I believe a lot of the de-tuning issues comes from standard tuners, where the string is wound around the peg --and that problem is eliminated with locking tuners. I've read that some strat style tremelos go out of tune because the bridge itself shifts. Which brings me to Bigsbys and other surface mounted vibratos (like the Kay NOS tremelo I'm planning to install): what de-tuning issues are specifically related to these? I'm wondering especially about the springs --how much of an impact do these have on the stability of tuning. The bigsby has just one very solid spring. The Kay has two springs --they're pretty fat and not very long. I suppose strat-style trems have a similar issue, since they're based on springs as well. Any thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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