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07-17-2012, 10:44 AM
Sorry if this has been covered. I tried doing a search and did not find what I was looking for.

I have noticed that in the last 6 months, the strings are going sharp in pitch after using the Trem on my CE22.

Has anyone tried 3-in1 Oil on the Trem Screws. I read in the Support Section of the PRS website that light machine oil could be used.

Thoughts??? Experiences???


07-18-2012, 08:09 AM
I'd think it more likely that the string(s) are sticking in the nut slots, rather than at the bridge. Do you hear a "Ping!" when you're tuning up? That's a string hanging in a nut slot.
Have you increased the string guage? I use 10's on my PRSs and on two of the 4 guitars I have, I've had to massage the nut slots to keep the strings from sticking there. Shaving the graphite from a common pencil lead, or the use of a product like Nut Sauce will reduce friction at the nut slots.

07-18-2012, 11:22 AM
Thank you...I do have some Big Bend's product so I will give that a try.

I have not changed guage...just noticed it starting to go sharp on me after Trem use. I will also pay attention to the ping sound and see if I am just missing it.