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Old 11-12-2008, 11:33 AM   #21
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Just tune, make your spring adjustments, tune, lock down, and fine tune. Fin.


i know how to drop tune but this spring business? im so confused, i just got a dk2m and i wass drop c, but i hate no idea what to do "spring" wise
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:01 PM   #22
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O yeah man, easy as cake (sometimes).. Alright look on the back of the guitar and there should be a plate covering up 2, maybe 3, springs. If you're in standard take off the middle spring and your guitar will automatically go into Drop B I think.. That's with my guitar though (an Ibanez RG350EX).

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Old 01-02-2009, 05:19 PM   #23
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #24
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O yeah man, easy as cake (sometimes).. Alright look on the back of the guitar and there should be a plate covering up 2, maybe 3, springs. If you're in standard take off the middle spring and your guitar will automatically go into Drop B I think.. That's with my guitar though (an Ibanez RG350EX).

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Take off your locks at the top before doing any of this.

Wow great advice!! Works every time!!!!!!!!!!!!




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Old 01-02-2009, 05:52 PM   #25
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I have one and I can drop tune just fine, but I rarely do.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:55 PM   #26
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Yeah, itll take kind of long unless you have something like a Tremol-no, but its safe.

Or, if you get lucky you could be like me. One time i wanted to learn a dropped D song (crossroads duel, to be exact) but i didnt want to fuss about with it to tune. I yanked the bar really hard back, and it dropped about a quarter tone lower than D on the Low E string. It was great
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:43 AM   #27
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i got the same problem with tuning to drop c with my floyd rose, the trem always sinks.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:09 AM   #28
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:28 PM   #29
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There's this D-tuna device as well.. propably same as that EVH thingy
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:32 PM   #30
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Just tune, make your spring adjustments, tune, lock down, and fine tune. Fin.


This. Mines in dropped D
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:44 PM   #31
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Guyz, if you want to drop to D, you might be able to do that with the fine tuners only, at least with the actual tuners (loosening the locking nut). But if you want to have a good set up (assuming you already had a good set up in standard, or whatever you were in), and good playability, youll have to open the trem cavity on the back of your guitar and LOOSEN the screws. Then tune (to D or whatever your tuning to) and again, adjust the screws.
You might have to adjust the truss rod slightly when changing tunings, for the same good low action. But you better know what your doing.

Example (to help you get it). My guitar has been set up well, and its in E standard. I want to tune to drop B. I open the locking nut and tune down, quite down. The trem will sink. I open the trem cavity on the back of my guitar and loosen the screws (or if I had 3 or 4, or even 5, Id take 1 away, and I have 3, so Id take 1 away leaving 2 springs), to the point that the trem has risen to its regular position (flush with the guitar). (I mustve not down tuned too much, like quite down, but not too). Then I tune (to drop B, as thats where I want my tuning) and if the bridge is too high, Ill tighten the screws, and if the bridge is too low, Ill loosen the screws. Then I just tune, adjust screws and repeat until Im where I want to.

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EDIT: oh yeah (in D I wont have to, assuming I originally had a good set up), I might want to adjust the truss rod slightly (as Im tuning to B, which is quite down) but if you do it, you better know what youre doing.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:27 PM   #32
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You can, but you must arrange the springs in a certain order. PM me if you want a pic of how mine are arranged on my dropC axe
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:03 PM   #33
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It's ok. They are not designed for a specific tunning anyway. But you will have to readjust everything.

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Old 06-23-2010, 05:47 PM   #34
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:37 AM   #35
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Well, I'm tuned to drop A on my B.C Rich and I didn't have any problems.
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No springs no risks. This works If you have a original floyd.
Undo the locking nuts at the top. Screw the mini adjustments knob right down (now you should be tuned higher than e on the low e string)
Then take your tuner and use the machine heads to tune the e so your just in e (very close to e minor) then screw the mini adjures out and you should be in drop d (ish not that accurate but sounds right)
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so basically to be able to drop tune and still use the whammy bar on a floyd rose you just gotta unscrew the screws a little at the back?

why didn't I learn this sooner? >.<
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so basically to be able to drop tune and still use the whammy bar on a floyd rose you just gotta unscrew the screws a little at the back?

why didn't I learn this sooner? >.<



well its not like this thread hasn't been around long enough..
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