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Old 03-09-2015, 10:11 AM   #10061
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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, is there anything that I can do to make it easier? I didn't change any springs while restringing and I've got three on there right now.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:31 AM   #10062
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Hey, yes there are ways to loosen the Whammy a bit on a Floyd. but I'm going to defer to the Floyd setup thread right next to this one.
I let them handle those bridges.

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Old 03-09-2015, 12:12 PM   #10063
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Ah, alright! I missed that thread, I'll repost there. Thank you
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:28 PM   #10064
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I'm looking to setup my recently purchased guitar, I'm getting some buzz on the 9th fret. Frets themselves look to be in good shape. However, I'm not sure how to go adjusting this guitar as its a bit different of a setup than I'm used to. The bridge is definitely the biggest unsure aspect.

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Old 03-14-2015, 12:47 PM   #10065
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you're going to want to turn the thumb screws to raise the bridge a little on the
buzzing side.
to turn them you might need to loosen top nut first.

if that doesn't work then check middle relief. ( how to do that first post of this thread)
you you have no relief, post back I'll help you add some more.
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:14 PM   #10066
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you're going to want to turn the thumb screws to raise the bridge a little on the
buzzing side.
to turn them you might need to loosen top nut first.

if that doesn't work then check middle relief. ( how to do that first post of this thread)
you you have no relief, post back I'll help you add some more.



Yeah it's the d + g strings buzzing so.

However due to the fact I can adjust string spacing on the bridge I didn't know if that could also affect the tuning or buzzing issues.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:58 PM   #10067
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yes it's definitely a tricky bridge but
the string alignment shouldn't be causing the fret buzz.
could cause other noise, but if you're pretty sure the string rubs the fret,
then I suggest you try raising the bridge a little
or
check the relief. see if either help.
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Old Today, 09:36 AM   #10068
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My electronic guitar, Gibson LPJ which cost about 700 is constantly getting out of tune, the strings G and B. Other strings don't seem to have problems. New strings stay in tune for a week or so but then the strings start getting out of tune. Why is this happening? I usually do 3 wraps with the strings.
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Hey, if you know for sure that your ability to wrap a string is correct, and if you've tried lubing contact points.
and if your bridge is a TOM,
then consider buying a set of locking tuners that fit your guitar, and you'll never have another problem.

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and when you mean they fall out of tune, you mean
during the session right? guitars do need to be tuned with each use.
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Hey, I have a question regarding my Fender Baja Tele. I've had intonation issues in the past, mostly due to the saddles, but was able to fix them. Recently put a new set of strings on, and noticed some issues with two strings. I'm able to intonate most fine, but not these two. I don't believe it to be an intonation problem though. Basically, on these two strings, they are tuned fine when open, but for every single fretted note, the string is slightly sharp, generally around 10 cents, but it varies the higher up the neck I go. The 12th fret harmonic is also slightly sharp I think (not sure if this is related and if it's consistently out). I've tried high and low action, but the issue stays. I'm not sure what the problem could be? Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.
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sometimes when you change strings the slightly different gauge can mess with intonation.

did you work and stretch the strings it yet?
is the neck relief still good?


sometimes taking off all the strings can cause these types of issues.
and you'll need adjustments to get it back.
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