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Old 06-30-2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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Drop Tuning a Floyd Rose?

Can you safely drop tune a guitar equipped with a Floyd Rose trem?
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
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no, not without the correct attatchment. in order to but ur guitar in drop (d, was it?), u must but thus little adapter. its an eddie van halen drop d system. look it on musiciansfriend.com, its about 50$
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
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dude

unscrew your locking nut with your allen wrench

and tune up.. or down lol
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:24 PM   #5
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as far as i was aware you could

ive had plenty of experiance with fr
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:25 PM   #6
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Absolutley. Just loosen the screws in the back with the springs. (This gives the string more pull and tension rather than the springs. You might have to **** with the allan screws on top of the floyd as well. Oh and try to use thicker gauge strings so they don't become spaghetti.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:26 PM   #7
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Just tune, make your spring adjustments, tune, lock down, and fine tune. Fin.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:27 PM   #8
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no, not without the correct attatchment. in order to but ur guitar in drop (d, was it?), u must but thus little adapter. its an eddie van halen drop d system. look it on musiciansfriend.com, its about 50$


I keep my Schecter in dropped D all the time, and i didn't buy an attachment of any kind.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:56 PM   #9
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OK lots of misconceptions going.
You can tune in whatever the hell you want safely, but it'll take you some time to the adjustments to compensate for different string tension. Or, you could be smart like me, and buy a tremol-no.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:19 AM   #10
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unscrew your locking nut with your allen wrench

and tune up.. or down lol


+1, its as easy as that
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:43 AM   #11
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+1, its as easy as that

If you're idea of easy is pissing around with your trem springs to get the bridge level and spending 10 minutes re-tuning then fair enough.
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:45 AM   #12
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I keep my Schecter in dropped D all the time, and i didn't buy an attachment of any kind.

Dude it was a joke.







Thus assuming that wasn't sarcasm

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Old 07-01-2007, 05:07 AM   #13
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:16 AM   #14
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yeah well I can get mine into drop D just using the fine tuners. It just makes it. Try tuning it taking the locks and crap off and using the actual tuning things first and make the fine tuners screwed in a fair way. That way you can get it into drop D with the fine tuners. Sorry if this didn't make any sence.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:11 AM   #15
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you can safely do it. try with the fine tuners first to see if you can get there, otherwise you'll have to either reset up the floyd to change the tuning or you have to block it so that it doesn't pull up.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:18 AM   #16
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Yeah, and make sure the fine tuner on the e is tightened as far as it can go, and the e is still in tune. That'll give you more tuning down range.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:22 AM   #17
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I have my Jackson in Drop C... and it's been WAY lower..


There is nothing hard about it.. it's just like tuning to anything else, you don't need to play with the springs or buy an adapter.. Who ever said that was lieing..
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:03 PM   #18
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dude

unscrew your locking nut with your allen wrench

and tune up.. or down lol
its not actually that simple. if its set up to standard in the store and you change to drop whatever, your changing the levels between the strings and the springs. its balanced perfectly when its set up so changing tuning without professional set up can **** up the bridge. you can take a risk if you want but it might not be worth it, since your intonation might go screwy and then if you start to make all weird kinds of compensations you can completely **** the whole FR system. so yeah you can downtune but if you want it perfect then get a luthier to do it.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:05 PM   #19
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no, not without the correct attatchment. in order to but ur guitar in drop (d, was it?), u must but thus little adapter. its an eddie van halen drop d system. look it on musiciansfriend.com, its about 50$


That only works on non Low Profile OFR's.

You can tune a guitar with a floating trem to whatever you want, it's just significantly more difficult.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:09 PM   #20
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Well, you can, obviously. You can tune to drop D using the fine tuners only, but if you want to go any lower you'll have to unlock the nut, tune, lock the nut, fix the trem springs to compensate the different tension, and repeat the process until it's tuned.
No need for d-tunas or luthiers if you bother getting informed about what you're doing before you do it.
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