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Old 05-20-2014, 06:23 PM   #2521
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The thing were you put the bar on is broken on mine, I not sure why. I've reattached it several time, adjusted it, etc. but it comes of after a couple f days of use which is really annoying so unless I find another solution I want to buy a new one. Also, this is a cheap Licensed Floyd so the upgrade to an original may be worth it
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:49 PM   #2522
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when/how do i know if i need new springs because currently i have 3 in the /|\ position with the claw as far in as possible with the bridge still being pulled up a little.

also, when restringing/tuning, do i remove the block from the cavity after restringing? or after tuning?
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:07 PM   #2523
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I have a problem with an Edge Zero II bridge.

While looking at adjusting the action during a string change, I noticed one of the knife edges had slipped off the post completely and was resting lower down the post. I guess it had been doing this for a while (the tremolo isn't used though) so I removed the springs and the bridge to be able to judge any damage on the post or knife edge, and while it had removed the finish from the post, it didn't look too bad.

I re-installed the bridge, after setting the action on the posts, and tuned the guitar up with the trem blocked. When I removed the block, the bridge was sitting very high and I started to add spring tension when I suddenly ran out of adjustment. The problem is that the Edge Zero II doesn't have the usual FR springs and claw that screw right into the wood, but a wheel that you turn to adjust tension and no room to add more springs.

What to do? The guitar is fully playable now, with the blocked bridge, but I'm a bit lost about how I would get enough spring tension now. I use 9-42 strings, so I haven't changed the gauge and I can't understand why this happened.

I'm new to setting up floating trems though, so any advice appreciated. (I may have overlooked something completely obvious.)

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:41 AM   #2524
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Thank you for all
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:36 AM   #2525
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I think setting up a Floyd Rose is very difficult if the person don't know the proper way. So this will help who need a guide for setting up a Floyd Rose.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:53 PM   #2526
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I'm having trouble setting up my FR guitar, I blocked the Floyd because the springs are worn out and because the Fr is a cheapie. But I can't get this sucker set up! Neck relief is good, but on the A and D strings, I have dead notes on frets 15-22 (approx). My Bass E string is too high and the next two are too low. G is little buzzy but manageable, B and E are ok. So whats up? I heard this problem can be related to the nut not being conformed to the radius, and this guitar has a compound radius(12-16 I think). Every note below the 15 fret is perfect on all strings.

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Old 12-16-2014, 08:04 PM   #2527
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I managed to finally get some new strings on my Ibanez. I tried 9's but didn't like how they felt, so i put in 10's like i use in my other guitars. It took a while to adjust the bridge properly, but i got it in tune and the bridge is level. The only issue i'm having is fret buzz on the first 3 frets on all strings. Not sure if it needs fret work or a truss rod adjustment.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-20-2014, 11:24 AM   #2528
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Tremolo Swap -
  • Ibanez Edge III route accepts----------------------- Edge Pro, Original Floyd Rose, Gotoh LFR
  • Ibanez Edge/Lo Pro Edge route accepts------- Lo Pro Edge, Edge Pro, Original Floyd Rose
  • Ibanez Edge Pro/Edge Pro II route accepts--- Original Floyd Rose
  • Original Floyd Rose route accepts---------------- Edge, Lo Pro Edge, Gotoh LFR
keep in mind that these are immediate drop in. Changing the studs might temper the fitting minutely and requires some drilling or routing.

Headstock Area -
Make sure the nuts are aligned properly and that you set the retainer bar at proper level so that when you lock the nuts, it wont go out of tune so violently. You just need to tighten the retainer bar till the string is lower than the nut level.


Tremolo Arm for Ibanez Edge/Lo Pro Edge/Edge Zero/ZR//ZR-II/SynchroniZR -
To prevent the plastic bushings from damaged, make sure you insert the arm properly.


Miscellaneous -
Ibanez ZR Tremolo - Engaging the ZERO Point System for ZR
Ibanez ZR Tremolo - Removing the ZERO Point System For Full Floating Mode
Ibanez ZPS3 - Engaging the ZERO Point System for Edge Zero
Ibanez Edge-FX/Edge-III-FX Bridge Angle
Kahler 2200-2300 "Pro" Setup Page

Helpful References & Videos -
Very Helpful Restringing/Setup Video
Floyd Rose Official Site
Restringing Video
Ibanez Rules Setup Page
Jemsite Setup Page
Youtube Setup References
Kahler "Pro" Setup References
Kahler Traditional-Vintage-Modern Instruction Manual

Things to Keep in Mind -
  • Don't unleash the fury by swinging your guitar like Yngwie unless you have sufficient practice or professional training, you might end up hurting yourself.
  • Floyd Rose system is very dangerous, keep your distance.
  • Stringing ball-end first at the tuning posts prevents you from accidentally puncturing major arteries.
  • Don't use glass cleaners to clean your guitar.
  • Keep away from extreme temperature

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STANDARD BRIDGE/SETUP QUESTION - GOES HERE



Great FR Setup Pictorial Here.


The helpful reference video links don't work. The pictorial link to the FR setup had the pics removed. Why keep this thread on top if the links haven't been updated or at least replaced? This thread has over 2,500 posts on it and I just don't have the time to look at each page to find a good tutorial of how to setup a FR. Youtube has many videos but all have some differences. If anyone has any links that are exactly how to setup a FR on a Fender guitar can you please post it or PM me.

Sorry for the rant if i offended anyone I apologize. I just feel that any site that keeps a post as a Sticky should at least make sure the 'helpful links" are updated or just put another thread that has updated links in place of it. Thanks again for anyone that can point me in the right direction.
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:49 PM   #2529
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^ The big problem is that someone posts a sticky and then maybe goes AWOL for a while (and only mods can edit other people's posts). In some of the other stickies, they're closed to prevent them from being spammed up- and again only mods can edit posts in closed threads (doesn't affect this one but affects some of the stickies I helped to write).

But yeah ideally they'd be kept up to date. Big problem is it's a massive job.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:48 AM   #2530
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:13 PM   #2531
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Hey, I have a question about my whammy bar. I'm pretty new at Floyd Rose and all that so I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but I recently changed string gauge from 09-42 to 10-52 so I could down-tune.

Everything works fine and it sounds great but my whammy bar is really hard to use. I didn't change any springs while restringing and I've got three on there right now, so I'm wondering if there is anything that I can do to make it easier?
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:10 PM   #2532
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Hey everyone! I have a quick question:

So, I'm trying to get my Floyd Rose bridge parallel with the body, but to measure the level of the bridge, should I look at the fine tuners or the part where the brand of the Floyd Rose is written?

You see, if the part where the brand is written is in parallel with the body, the fine tuners tilt slightly up, but if the fine tuners are in parallel with the body, the part where the brand is written is sinking a bit down.

I assume that I should be looking at the part where the brand is written, but I want to be sure.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:23 PM   #2533
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You want the base plate parallel with the face of the guitar.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:33 PM   #2534
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You want the base plate parallel with the face of the guitar.


Thanks man!
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:36 PM   #2535
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:30 PM   #2536
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One more question. The bridge is now parallel to the body, but the action is too low even for my taste and besides, when I pull up, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th hit the frets. That is because the action is too low right? I have no fret buzz at all, so the truss rod is fine, I guess I just have to adjust the action at the bridge.

I read that to adjust the action you should loosen the strings first in order to not to tear down the knife edges. Can I just hold a dive bomb to release string tension and adjust the action or do I have to release string tension at the machine heads?

I know how to tune a floyd, in fact it is tuned right now, but if the dive bomb trick works, then I don't have to go through the tuning process again.

As a matter of fact, it is a Jackson Licensed Floyd Rose tremolo. The guitar just arrived today and needed a full bridge set up out of the box.

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Old 04-23-2015, 06:45 PM   #2537
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What about whatever the hell you call the Floyd Rose Tremolo that's on an Ibanez RG220B?!? it doesn't lock at the bridge. the strings feed in through a shaped tube that's where the allen screws you normally WOULD tighten to lock the strings in on a standard floyd rose tremolo....
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