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    Default Re: strings unwinding please help!

    Ok so here's an update. I swapped the wound strings with d'addario 10-46. I also removed a spring in the back to go from 4 straight spring setup to 3 springs angled inwards. I reset the trem tension and wanked off with the trem arm for a bit and had no problems. Just changing the gauge of the E A D strings made quite a difference in tension.

    I gotta take the kid to daycare shortly but I'll let you know how the practice session goes before I go to work.


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    Default Re: strings unwinding please help!

    smth does not make much sense : I have never ever heard anyone complaining about the wounded strings slipping. Maybe you got the strung blocks upside/down or rear/front? Can you check they are positioned the same as your good (3 treble) ones?

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    Second update. Played for just over an hour before work. Played the trem more aggressively than I normally do and no issues came about. I was able to do a full dive into pulling it back all the way up. No issues with the strings at the bridge and the whole guitar stayed in tune.

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Default Re: strings unwinding please help!

    Playing wise, can you deal with the different brand, string sizes, and different tension on the trem?

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    Yeah. Took me a couple days to get used to the 10-52 but I've played 9-46 for many many years so going to 10-46 was easy transition.

    And yeah I've gone over the whole trem a couple times. It happened 4-5 times on the E and A strings no matter what I tried.


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    I wish I had more time to isolate more variables but I got it set up and working perfect now so I'm going to stick with what I have going on


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    Awesome you got it figured out man! Welcome to the d'addario team!! Well half a welcome....
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    Default Re: strings unwinding please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by metalchurch79 View Post
    Awesome you got it figured out man! Welcome to the d'addario team!! Well half a welcome....
    Haha I used daddarios from like 2002-2013 then I switched to slinkys for some reason


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