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dragnsinan

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@Versatile

You DON'T wind any turns around post !

 

 

DARK FIRE RESTRING PROCEDURE July, 2009

 

All Strings Down Mode

 

When changing an entire set of strings, String Down Mode causes all Powerheads to de‐tension all strings

at the same time so that you can remove them all.

1. Pull out the MCK and turn it counter‐clockwise until the b# symbol lights blue.

The Display Matrix will also shine blue (Dark Fire is in the Blue Bank).

2. Press the MCK momentarily twice; the Display Matrix shines red. Dark Fire is in the Red Bank.

3. Turn the MCK to the Rotating Arrow position.

4. Press on the MCK's Display Matrix, and hold it in until the string LEDs start to flash and the Powerheads start to unwind.

All 6 Powerheads will unwind their strings.

5. When the Powerheads stop turning, release the locking nuts on the tuner posts and you can easily remove all strings.

 

Installing Strings:

 

1. Manually rotate each tuner until the hole in the string binding post enables a straight path for threading each new string.

2. Guide each string through your tailpiece, over the center of each saddle (where contact is essential), through the nut slot,

then straight through the post hole.

 

* REMEMBER! Nothing works if Any portion of the string is shorted to Bridge base, or adjacent strings.

 

3. Pull the string slightly to take up any slack, then tighten down the locking nut on the post hole.

4. Cut the extra length off each string close to the post; if one string contacts another, the system may function improperly.

Also, do not use any strings which have frayed wraps at the ball end

(Dark Fire will not function if any part of the string touches beyond its insulated holder),

and don't let steel bottleneck slides contact the strings during tuning operations.

5. Manually turn each tuning peg to tighten the string with just enough tension for the piezo bridge to

accurately "read" the string pitch.

 

 

All Strings Up Mode

 

To install new strings:

1. After installing all strings as described previously, pull out the MCK and turn it counterclockwise until the b# symbol lights blue.

The Display Matrix will also shine blue (Dark Fire is in the Blue Bank).

2. Press the Display Matrix momentarily. The Display Matrix will shine green (Dark Fire is in the Green Bank).

3. Turn the MCK to the Rotating Arrow position.

4. Now press the MCK's Display Matrix and hold until all the String LEDs shine red.

Gently tap the strings against their Piezo saddles, and their corresponding Powerheads will start

to turn and place tension on the strings.

5. Once there is enough tension on the strings for them to approach pitch, gently strum the strings.

Pause briefly between strums to allow the Powerheads to turn.

The strings' LEDs will change colors to indicate status until they turn green, indicating the strings have reached pitch.

In this mode, Dark Fire automatically repeats the tuning process because new strings are being tuned.

Note: A string LED may shine solid white in this mode due to signal anomalies.

This is not a problem; proceed normally.

 

 

Single String Up Mode

 

This mode is for replacing only one or two strings (e.g., replacing a broken string).

Caution: Unlike String Up Mode, Single String Up Mode does not target any pitch but simply puts tension on the string.

Do not press the MCK too many times in Step (5) below, or the string could snap from over‐tightening.

Three presses should put enough tension on the new string for it to tune with standard tuning operations.

 

* REMEMBER! Nothing works if Any portion of the string is shorted to Bridge base, or adjacent strings. *

 

1. After installing a string as described previously, pull out the MCK and turn it counter‐clockwise until the b# symbol lights blue.

The Display Matrix will also shine blue (Dark Fire is in the Blue Bank).

2. Turn the MCK to the Rotating Arrow position, and press the Display Matrix until a

green “arrow up” symbol shows in the center of the Display Matrix.

3. Stop pressing on the display; the Rotating Arrow LED will shine blue and all string LEDs will shine green.

4. Turn the MCK to the string LED that corresponds to the string you are replacing. The LED you select will shine red.

5. Press the MCK's Display Matrix momentarily, a few times in succession, and the corresponding Powerhead will start

to turn and place tension on that string.

6. Once there is enough tension on the string for it to have a pitch, rotate the MCK fully clockwise and press the Display Matrix momentarily twice.

Strum the strings as usual to tune.

 

Cheers :)

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