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Frank Markow


From:
Dallas, TX
Post Posted 19 May 2017 8:06 am     Reply with quote

I just changed my strings on my LDG, and now my 6th string, which is supposed to lower a whole step with the RKL, does not make it down, can only go about a half step. I tried to re-set the tuner to flat, so that the pitch does not change when engaged, then adjust it back to where it should be (Steve Lamb showed me this trick), but I still cannot get it to go all the way down. Any thoughts?

Maybe the string did not seat in the changer all the way...? that would be a good place to start I suppose, I'll try that, but just wondering if anyone had any ideas on what might have happened. This same lever also raises 1 & 2, and these work just fine.
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 19 May 2017 8:17 am     Reply with quote

You replaced a plain 6th string with a wound 6th string (is my guess).
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Frank Markow


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Dallas, TX
Post Posted 19 May 2017 8:46 am     Reply with quote

Jon Light wrote:
You replaced a plain 6th string with a wound 6th string (is my guess).


No, it was wound previously as well...
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David Nugent


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Gum Spring, Va.
Post Posted 19 May 2017 8:51 am     Reply with quote

Is the raise off as well?
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Frank Markow


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Dallas, TX
Post Posted 19 May 2017 9:10 am     Reply with quote

David Nugent wrote:
Is the raise off as well?


It still raises 1 & 2 fine...
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Bob Guichard


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Texas, USA
Post Posted 19 May 2017 10:11 am     Reply with quote

If that string has a raise helper spring installed I would disconnect it and see if that cures the issue.
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Alan Bidmade


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Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Post Posted 19 May 2017 10:27 am     Reply with quote

Same string manufacturer? Same gauge?
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Brint Hannay


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Maryland, USA
Post Posted 19 May 2017 11:32 am     Reply with quote

Frank Markow wrote:
David Nugent wrote:
Is the raise off as well?


It still raises 1 & 2 fine...

I think maybe David meant is the 6th string raise also off?
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David Nugent


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Gum Spring, Va.
Post Posted 19 May 2017 12:10 pm     Reply with quote

Yes, that was the question, my apologies for not making it more clear..Thanks Brint for clarifying that.
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 19 May 2017 1:44 pm     Reply with quote

Always back off the the raises and the lowers for strings that are giving you grief.

Make sure the string in question is at the proper natural pitch , RE; the 6th string. G#.

The tune the B pedal raise, is it ok ?

Tune the 6th string lower, is it ok ?

start there


Don't be afraid to try another new string.

Clear all the easy stuff off the table first.
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J R Rose


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Keota, Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 19 May 2017 4:43 pm     Reply with quote

Yeah Frank, Tony has it right. Release any tension on the six string and tune up open and then start with the lower. The wound string has longer pull and return. I like the wound also but it can get touchy. As someone else said change the string first. How you liking that original Sho-Bud pickup you got from me? J.R.
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 19 May 2017 5:42 pm     Reply with quote

Also be certain that the bellcrank is tight on the cross shaft.
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