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Yeah another great tip for tuning stability in cheaper strats is the use of one of those gadgety things instead of a standard spring in the back. it pulls in both directions... I have one in my us standard and it works great.... apparently them come standard in the US expensive strats...
Also my number one tuning stability tip is simple: the telecaster and stratocaster were designed in the days before light gauge strings were commonplace as they are now. People put 8's 9's and 10's in those things and complain about the tuning stability (and for thay matter the weedy sounding pickups!) THESE GUITARS WERE/ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR SUCH THIN STRINGS!
If you goto a set of 11's you'll hear a massive difference with the bridge pickup and a bit with the neck....
I use 13-58's with a nice high action and have absolutely no tuning stability probs at all... Standard US strat, 4 springs and the springy gizmo in the bridge, and standard tuning pegs (no need for sperzel locking), and a standard nut (no need for those ball bearing jobs either).
However one great tip is the type of retainers on the headstock you know the little clips to angle down the higher strings, you want the little roller bars not the big screw top type. the big screw head/top type give to much friction and introduce a bit more tuning stability...
Anyways hope some of those tips help, they all work for me, only thing is you need a forearm like popeye with 13-58 or only play short sets!!
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