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Old 12-11-2012, 09:15 AM   #21
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Sod that! Everyone overcharges. Trial and error is the best way to learn and is how I learned. Don't be scared you won't destroy your guitar or floyd by adjusting it where you are supposed to adjust the damn thing.

Actually, turning the pivot posts to adjust the action whilst the strings are under tension can permenantly damage the bridge.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #22
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Loosen The Strings First!!!! You Will Wreck The Blades!
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:18 AM   #23
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I was wondering how turning the posts under tension is any different than actually using the floyd while it is under tension? Not trying to be rude, just wondering.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #24
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Because when you use the Floyd, the movement across the knife edges is very minimal and vertical, the same direction they're initially cast, shaped and cleaned in.
When you turn the posts with the bridge still attached, the motion is horizontal, 'against the grain', if you will. It's like dragging a cheese grater across a surface. Whichever surface is weaker will give, usually meaning the knife edges become dull and will no longer pivot correctly, constantly leaving the bridge out of tune.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #25
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Ouch, I have done this a few times. How can you check you knife edges?
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:05 AM   #26
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Take the bridge off and look at them.
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