This is kind of obvious, but just in case you didn't think of it, GO SLOW / LITTLE BY LITTLE. On the nose/tail, go all-out. Detune the fuck out of it. On the sides, do just a little at first. See how it rides. If you don't like it, detune a little bit more. Take it out for a few more rides. Detune more if you still don't like, etc. The point of going slow is that if you detune TOO much, it can be almost impossible to then sharpen-up again.
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