(yes, I've set up several OFR and Gotoh floyds to work PERFECTLY)
The Manowarcaster and the Barrington had new Gotoh Floyds installed, and at first they didn't keep tuning at all so I:
Put new springs in
Made sure necks was tight
etc etc etc (yes the ENTIRE Floyd checklist!!!!)
Some of you guys on the forum said "just let it set in for a couple of days"
If I said "yeah now they work fine!" it's because I always kept fluttering before checking the tuner. Of course they was perfect... But my fear of getting it out of tune prevented me for just doing a simple divebomb and then check...
Like here... I fooled myself that it kept tuning by "surf wammy" at the end, of course it came back to perfect pitch. If I would have done a divebomb and then check the tuning, it would be way fucking off.
And now it's like A MONTH later. They still dont keep tuning!!!! A divebomb and they are flat, and a pullup, and they get sharp. A flutter, and they get back to perfect pitch again.
AND THIS IS ON TWO GUITARS!!! WITH NEW FRESH FLOYDS! NEW SPRINGS!!! THEY HAVE BEEN "SITTING IN" FOR A MONTH!!!!!!!!!!
How the fuck is that possible? I have set up several Floyds before to work perfectly, so I know exactly how to do it. I know the entire checklist with neck joint, nut, new springs, worn knife edges, worn studs and all things else. I have even oiled the studs and edges!½!!!!!
I simply dont know what the fuck to do :mad :
Even my worn out Original Floyd Warmoth keeps tuning better than these two, and I've abused that trem in all sorts of unholy ways... (it's double blocked now until I buy a new OFR to replace the old worn unit)
And yes, I haven't played these guitars a lot since when I got them back from the floyd upgrade, because I still use my main Warmoth guitar 95% of the time anyway. Keeps the tuning almost perfectly and is the best playing so thats why.
I have recorded some stuff with Manowarcaster and Barrington to get their sounds but I haven't been using the trems that much, they keep very good tuning during "regular play" and no whammy stuff.