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Problem with the floating bridge on a Headless

Postby ItAllanLover » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:42 am

Hi everyone,

when I use the bridge it doesn't stay perfectly in tune, I've noticed that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At5ECDns-MA


I believe it's the main problem, how do I fix that?

P.s.: I've already used oil everywhere, changed strings, etc,

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Re: Problem with the floating bridge on a Headless

Postby codylagrone » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:14 pm

I've got tuning issues as well. My guitar is going back to the factory for the 2nd time now. Did you ever find a solution?

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Re: Problem with the floating bridge on a Headless

Postby HarlowTheFish » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:38 pm

The tuner shift just happens with the Hipshot design. If you let the string tension pull it into the position the post wants to be in and don't smack it or push it hard depth-wise (toward the top or back) it's harmless. It's because of the way they mount the tuner on the main bridge assembly. the Strandberg EGS hardware for example (or ABM) which uses a big tubular housing per string for the tuner and saddle feels a lot sturdier because everything is lined up and held in place vs. the Hipshot bridge where the tuner is just kinda attached to the back/bottom. Again, it's not really any less durable because either one will break if you smack it hard enough, it just wiggles.

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Re: Problem with the floating bridge on a Headless

Postby ItAllanLover » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:38 am

Ok but I believe that the fact that it moves is worsening the stability of the tuning. No other
part moves, the neck is stable, one piece with the body, the tuning should be firm but it doesn’t.

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Re: Problem with the floating bridge on a Headless

Postby ItAllanLover » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:43 am

codylagrone wrote:I've got tuning issues as well. My guitar is going back to the factory for the 2nd time now. Did you ever find a solution?

No, I haven’t... still fine tuning after each use of the bar.

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Re: Problem with the floating bridge on a Headless

Postby codylagrone » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:03 pm

ItAllanLover wrote:No, I haven’t... still fine tuning after each use of the bar.


Mine is so bad that it goes out of tune when I bend strings. Dipping the bar slightly after it goes out of tune returns everything back to normal. However, sometimes it just goes out really bad when I'm playing chords, then it will eventually go back in tune after playing for a while. Really frustrating. Kiesel received my guitar yesterday. I'll post what they do to fix it, maybe that will help get yours working better.

I will say that the first time I sent the guitar back they changed bridge studs. That helped some, but it's still not usable. When they changed it out they put a rounded slot stud on the treble side of the bridge (same one used on the bass side) when before it was a v-shaped slot. Hipshot told me it should be v-shaped. I did notice that the nail points move up and down on this rounded stud when I use the bar.

Also, my nut slots aren't cut inline with the headpiece slots (the piece that locks the strings down). You can see the strings binding. They inspected it and I guess deemed it as ok because they didn't adjust it. Image attached.

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Re: Problem with the floating bridge on a Headless

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:46 pm

codylagrone wrote: Right click on image below to open in a new tab (not sure why it wont just show up).


Because the link isn't just directly to the image: the link you've used is to a page that contains the picture. The link you should use will normally have to end in .jpg or .png, or something like that.

The link should look like this:

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Re: Problem with the floating bridge on a Headless

Postby codylagrone » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:54 am

Because the link isn't just directly to the image: the link you've used is to a page that contains the picture. The link you should use will normally have to end in .jpg or .png, or something like that.


Ah! thank you sir.

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Re: Problem with the floating bridge on a Headless

Postby glennfin » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:10 am

I'll be watching this thread with great interest.
I have a v6x being built right now and have had problems in the past with floating trems returning to correct tune. I am very much hoping the hipshot trem is an improvement over other floating trem designs.
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