akozols Posted August 27, 2005 Report Share Posted August 27, 2005 HI, I'm no expert, but I have experience making bodies, installing trem, refrets, basic guitar setup. I'm having a problem that has me stumped. I have an older Peavey Impact with a two point trem and Sperzels. I have the problem of the plain strings going sharp after a trem dive. I know the strings are sticking and I'm trying to find out where. I installed locking saddles so there's no slipping there. I've spent alot of time making the nut perfect. With the guitar in tune, I can grab the string behind the nut and press down till the note goes up 5 frets. When i let go, the string will go back in tune. BUT if i use the trem to slide the string thru the nut, the unwound strings come back sharp. With the strings sharp and can grab the string again BEHIND the nut and the strings will go sharper, but come back to the original sharp note. The only way to get the string to go back in tune it to push the string sharp right next to the tuner(locking). That tells me that the Sperzels are holding the string sharp....make sense?? The other problem might be that the headstock is Gibson shaped. The string drop down about 6 degrees and bend to the side about 4 degrees. Next step is o make a nut with each slot angled towards the tuner. I've noticed that all other Wilkinson/Sperzel setups have straight string pull behind the nut. Am I fighting a losing battle and install a Floyd instead? thanks, Al Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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