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I agree on Gretsch even if it is not the sound I prefer (on the you tube Rockabilly single B side song I play on Black Telecaster Deluxe 72 mapple neck, I didn't know at that moment that such guitar will become collector). However, the EA sound with a good reverb and small echo chamber was really decent.

I remember that my EA250 was weak on neck attach, that was the reason I sell it as a third hand.

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I have a EA250 and love the feel of the neck for playing but it goes out of tune really quickly. It has the tremolo bridge but is missing a screw and spring for the arm. I have been thinking of putting a trapeze tailpiece on it. Would this help with the tuning??

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I have a EA250 and love the feel of the neck for playing but it goes out of tune really quickly. It has the tremolo bridge but is missing a screw and spring for the arm. I have been thinking of putting a trapeze tailpiece on it. Would this help with the tuning??

 

Ozigor, I haven't had a problem with the trem on mine affecting tuning, but as TiTi says, waggling that neck about can throw things out. I would check your nut too.

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thanks vomer for the reply

i don't waggle the neck to be honest it just seems to go out of tune.

i would love to solve the problem as it doesn't make me want to play the guitar and i don't really want to sell it either.

what shouid i look for at the nut end? what would cause it to go out of tune??

Ti TI the tuners are original how could they be a problem and what could i do to fix it??

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thanks vomer for the reply

i don't waggle the neck to be honest it just seems to go out of tune.

i would love to solve the problem as it doesn't make me want to play the guitar and i don't really want to sell it either.

what shouid i look for at the nut end? what would cause it to go out of tune??

Ti TI the tuners are original how could they be a problem and what could i do to fix it??

 

Have you ever put any lubrication in the string grooves at the nut? 'Nut Sauce' is the over the counter remedy, or you can shave some graphite off a soft pencil into each groove. Each string should pass smoothly through the groove during tuning or trem use.

 

The strings should ideally sit in a grooove which is neither too loose nor too tight. On 3-a-side headstocks, the groove should have a widening on the edge towards the tuner, and a slope down towards the tuner. The strings should sit with some of their height showing, up to half. I don't know if our DIY thread has anything on nuts, but there's plenty out there if you google, to get some pics of some of the things I'm talking about.

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I just love EA-250's. The feel of the neck is incredible, the outside radius is perfect. I own a couple and would like to have more. Anyone out there know where (other than eBay) to buy parts for these old girls? I am looking for neck plates.

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I just love EA-250's. The feel of the neck is incredible, the outside radius is perfect. I own a couple and would like to have more. Anyone out there know where (other than eBay) to buy parts for these old girls? I am looking for neck plates.

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