Am I the only one with tuning stability on my Maestro?

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  1. Velhotedocarmo

    Velhotedocarmo New Member

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    Hey there fellows, first time posting.
    I’ve been noticing everybody complains about maestro tremolo tuning stability and talking about roller bridges and all those mods.
    Well, I’ve been recording an album and I got the guitar because I really felt it would give that shine I wanted (and it did), I was always checking the tuning because I saw this Trogly review of his 2019 61’ Maestro that first it sounded nothing like mine, and tuning instability was all over the place (but he’s kinda of a noob of a player he just has the money),
    Can it be that I was lucky?

    Mine is a 2020 SG 61’

    here’s a small clip of me diving the maestro and hitting a perfect E major chord.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/uDgB-B0rS18

    hope to have more Vibrola friends here!
    Cheers guys
     
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  2. everdying

    everdying Well-Known Member

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    ur not the only one...trogly is just a noob :p
     
  3. Velhotedocarmo

    Velhotedocarmo New Member

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    indeed! At first I liked him, but now I can’t stand his reviews. Doesn’t play well, doesn’t set up the guitars and 70% of his videos are Les Pauls with a very bad taste of tops e finishes. :(
     
  4. donepearce

    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Provided you tune with diving in mind, it will return to tune after a dive. If your preferred trem action is a lift, you have to tune for that. You won't get stability in both directions.
     
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    everdying Well-Known Member

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    Mine stays in tune perfectly :)
     
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  7. Velhotedocarmo

    Velhotedocarmo New Member

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    well if you want both ways, why not a Strat or a Floyd rose?
    Since I only do dives or gentle sweeps I think I have pretty good guitar for that.
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Yep, if you want both ways a locking nut and a Floyd Rose are a must. But as you say, what you have is what you need. You can still do lifts, provided you dive before final release.
     
  9. chilipeppermaniac

    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    HAHA Funny you mention Floyds, Don.
    As per my PM to you, my latest guitar acquisition is also my first Floyd guitar.
    I have only had Strat, Stock bridge trems.
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    I may as well reply to your pm here - sounds like your progress has been steadily upwards, which is great (good work, Ivan!). Now - Floyds. You can't perform on stage with just one Floyd Rose guitar. If you break a string, that is pretty much the evening done. A spare is vital. But I will always refer back to the ultimate trem-master - Jeff Beck. He uses a standard Fender floating bridge and his tuning is always immaculate.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense, DP.

    In my case,,,,,,, I am at one Floyd, and 2 Am Std Strats I have owned for quite awhile prior to that.
    For the $250 USD my Floyd guitar cost me, I could get 2 more for the prices of one of my Strats. LOL
     
  12. davesultra

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    FWIW- My ‘21 ‘61 RI Maestro equipped SG holds tune quite well. I do have to confess that I hardly ever touch it, and if so just for a little shimmer. I normally despise tremolo systems, as I don’t use them. Of the nearly 100 different Gibson guitars I’ve owned over the last 30+ years, this is the first ever Gibson I’ve had with a trem. It just looked so damn cool, and I wanted to try one for years. I finally have and wondered what took me so long?! Make sure the nut slots are smooth, and there’s no burrs on the saddles. Perhaps use a little lube on the friction points, and all should be alright. Or at least it’s been working fine for me so far.
     
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    I’ve only had my ‘20 61 Standard for a few weeks, but the tuning stability seems good. Like davesultra above, I pretty much only use it for shimmers. I’m super happy with this SG.


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  14. PauloQS

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    A healthy nut is the secret to tuning stability.
     
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    Mine was fine, right out of the box. Did not even have to do any filing at the Nut.
     
  16. Goldtone

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    Never been a problem for me either. Domed thumbwheels and a properly cut nut...works like a charm. Currently 3 Gibsons with Maestro all A1 100% no problem
     
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  17. Goldtone

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    Mine have always been stable and perfect either lifting or lowering pitch
     
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    Not my experience...lift or drop pitch either direction all good
     
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    No. You're not. Also, with locking tuners you can have it both ways. Maestro is benchmark when it comes to simplicity vs function vs style.. Floyds are just ovcomplicating it, Fenders are just silly and the rest are just stupid. If you desire is to wammy, then look no further than a Maestro. (not the sideways, that one's not even worth mentioning) Nay sayers just don't know how to set up their own stupid guitar, one can only hope they know how to play it.
     
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  20. Goldtone

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    well said
     

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