Does anyone have experience with the Hipshot trems like the US Contour or US Flat? How do they compare to Gotoh (Wilki) trems like the VS50 and VS100N?
I am having a bitch of a time getting one of my Strats to stay in tune and I'm not sure if it is the trem or me just not knowing what I'm doing wrong. Everything is tight and secure and all the hardware is pretty new. But if I bend (or stretch) just about any string, especially the low E, it goes flat. If I pull down the trem, it goes very sharp. Bend the string and it goes flat again. And so on. Nothing I do keeps the strings in tune. Nut is a Graphtec nut and the strings don't get stuck in the slots.
I'v got a hardtail hipshot and some locking hipshot tuners. Both of which are top notch stuff. I'm sure the trems are quality.