S2 Tuner: too sensitivity?

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  1. Shiloh Lam

    Shiloh Lam New Member

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    Hi All,

    I got my S2 CU24 for few months from the factory (and i didn't change anything).

    One thing I think about is the tuner.

    When I twist the tuner a little bit, the pitch change a lot, much more sensitivity to my previous SE.

    Is it normal? or something wrong with the tuner or springs?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  2. CandidPicker

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    Shiloh,

    I'm not sure what you're saying here, so you may need to use the correct words rather than try describe something that initially doesn't seem to make sense.

    When you change one of the tuners (or more?) are you saying the actual tone of the guitar changes? How would you describe the tone change (becomes to thin sounding, too muddy (too much mid-range), too much bass)?

    If you're saying the tuning will change a lot when you twist one or more of the tuners, that might be due to the fact your strings have too few winds around the tuning post and were originally wound with less than a full 1 or 2 winds.

    You might try changing strings.. Place your right hand, palm facing the headstock, perpendicular to the fretboard, under the string to be wound to the tuners at the 12th fret. This will allow the strings to have extra windings around the tuner posts and not cause so much tuning variance compared to previously.

    If you're saying the guitar tone changes, I got nuthin'. Guitar tone is what it is, and shouldn't change significantly when you tune your guitar.
     
  3. Shiloh Lam

    Shiloh Lam New Member

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    Hi, thanks for your reply, sorry to using the wrong word, it is about the "pitch" of the string, not "tone".

    For S2 tuner, it aims for easy installation of the string, so just 1-2 winds (just as it is when it comes out from the factory).
     
  4. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Hi Shiloh,
    Is it the same with all tuners, or just one?
     
  5. Shiloh Lam

    Shiloh Lam New Member

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    Well, most of them
     
  6. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    The tuning will seem more sensitive on the low E string, and progressively less sensitive on each higher string.
     
  7. CandidPicker

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    Shiloh,

    Is the guitar brand new, or something you purchased 2nd-hand? Reason for my question is, if the guitar is used, you may have tuners that are not factory-spec. We might need to see pics of the front of the headstock. Does the reverse of the headstock tuners say PRS on the tuners themselves? That might help partially solve a problem...
     
  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Different gear ratio between the SE tuners and the S2 tuners would cause that. If the gear ratio on the S2 tuners is higher then it will take less turning to make an impact.
     
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  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Is it possible the nut is binding your strings?
     
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  10. CandidPicker

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    A existing set of heavier gauge strings will certainly cause nut binding if the nut has not been widened to accommodate them. Time to switch back to factory-spec .010 gauge sets?
     

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