• Iron Dog

    Help, Floyd Tuning Issue

    Hey all, I've run into a problem on my 99, LTD M-300, which is stock outside of SD pups. I took it into a store that was having a promotion that if you buy 2 or more sets of strings they would install one of the sets and do a quick set up.

    I had them install a new set of Dean Markley 11-52 strings, which is what was on there before and he did a quick once over on the guitar. I now he tightened the screws in the back cavity.

    I went to play it last night and noticed that I couldn't get a clear note on my high E string at around the 17th fret. I tried to continue playing and the high E string popped out from the Floyd and all the other strings went out of tune by a whole step or more while playing :mad:.

    I had this also happen months ago with a new LTD MH-327 and I eventually took it back and that store/tech lost my business.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, I don't know if this is a set up problem or a floyd problem.

    • captcoolaid

      Is it a tuning issue or a dead fret issue. Sounds like the later. You may need a complete setup.

      • Murdoc

        What screws in the back cavity did he adjust? The only thing I can think of is the screws that hold the trem springs. In which case that wouldn't have anything to do with your problem. I bet he didn't tighten the high E block enough and the string pulled out. The dead fret problem was probably already there unless he put on heavier gauge strings.

    • Iron Dog

      Thanks for the responses guys, the guy re set it up, it was the high e block not being tightened enough, I'll be playing her over the next couple of days to make sure it's all good.