#1
i have a discovery series guitar made by floyd rose, it doesnt have the floating bridge just the set one so it doesnt have a tremolo bar at all, I am wanting to get new strings but have to order them online because they are the speedloader strings. there are 24 3/4 scale or 25 1/2 scale length strings and i dont want to buy the wrong ones or else i will have to send them back and wait for the right ones to get there again. For some reason i cant find my guitar online i tried googling it just the ones with the floating bridge shows up. thanks guys
#2
Buy measuring tape. Measure from nut to bridge.
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#4
The scale length is the distance from the nut to where the strings touch the bridge.

The strings themselves would be longer than that, and give you a wrong measurement.
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#5
i found an easier way, its the same measurement, but easier to measure and read, measure from where the nut meets the first fret, to the center of the 12th fret and multiply that number by 2. thanks guys
#6
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i found an easier way, its the same measurement, but easier to measure and read, measure from where the nut meets the first fret, to the center of the 12th fret and multiply that number by 2. thanks guys


That works as well.
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#8
This is an old thread, but it's like me to be behind the times so here goes nothing.  The Floyd Rose website now has speed loader strings available for 24.75" scale guitars.  According to the website, they are still working on strings for 25.5" scale guitars.  So far the new manufacture hasn't passed Floyd's inspections of spec requirements.  I recently acquired a Floyd Rose Designer Series 3 as part of a multiple guitar transaction.  It was basically given away.  I've only run my hand along the neck and stings once.  It truly was in perfect tune.  I've never touched anything like it.  I'm dying to find out what it sounds like.  I'm in awe of this guitar.  Unfortunately it's only in mint condition as long as I don't break a string.  So I haven't plugged it in and played it yet.  After I acquired it I started to research, and found out about the speed loader system.  Thankfully I didn't play it first.  I read that all designer series models were 25.5" scale.  Still I used the tip provided above and measured from where the nut meets the first fret to the middle of the 12th fret and I got a measurement of 12 and 3/8's inches, which would suggest a 24.75" scale.  The bridge is a genuine Floyd Rose floating vibrato bridge.  If I try to mount 24.75" strings to the guitar, will they just not fit if the wrong size, or could I damage the guitar trying?   
#9
Quick side note, about measuring to the bridge.  When I measured from the nut to where the strings meet the bridge, I got a measurement over 26 inches, which doesn't fit to any scaling I've read about and is probably useless information, but maybe someone knows better.  Thanks for any tips.    
#10
There's a floyd setup thread in EG, or make a new thread of your own. No point bumping a four year old thread about a different guitar.