#1
Uh oh the nightmarish thing has just happened to me! I was doing a pull up messin around in the end solo of for whom the bell tolls by metallica and the 5th string broke. Ha i'd been abusing this thing since xmas day and it broke in a week and a half basically so is that a good or bad thing? and im thinking about getting some strings soon that are easy for bending and are for the floyd rose so do u have any suggestions on strings to buy that are cheap? and i might wait for my teacher to help with this since she said she would when it happens. i don't wanna ruin a set of strings over this so i'll wait. BTW its a esp ltd kh-602, very nice guitar, and it has an original floyd.
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#2
Are you talking about the A string?? HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO BREAK AN A STRING????
Good thing you werent looking down at it when it snapped, might give you a concussion.
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#3
HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO BREAK AN A STRING????

I got that beat, snapped my e string on my bass at practice one day, though to be fair they were old strings.
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#4
so should i take all the strings off for now or no?
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#5
never take off all your strings at once because your neck can get messed up that way. then neck needs the tension of the strings so you sould only change one string at a time if you can
#6
NEVER EVER EVER TAKE OFF ALL THE STRINGS AT ONCE ON FLOATING TREMS

just had to emphasize that point dont do it unless you plan to spend hours resetting your trem. Why would you do that anyway just replace the string the broke, retune and your all good.
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#7
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NEVER EVER EVER TAKE OFF ALL THE STRINGS AT ONCE ON FLOATING TREMS

just had to emphasize that point dont do it unless you plan to spend hours resetting your trem. Why would you do that anyway just replace the string the broke, retune and your all good.


i didn't but i never ever repair just one guitar string because then one string sounds great and the others dead. But for now i only took off the one string im waiting till wednesday till i can fix this all with my teacher. plus i don't even have strings on me so it don't matter do i need special strings?
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#8
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i didn't but i never ever repair just one guitar string because then one string sounds great and the others dead. But for now i only took off the one string im waiting till wednesday till i can fix this all with my teacher. plus i don't even have strings on me so it don't matter do i need special strings?


Well your gonna wanna use the same gauge and brand unless you wanna set it up again for new strings but yeah change them one at a time always.
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#9
Good god. Nothing is going to happen if he takes off all the strings at once. Your neck won't twist into a cork screw, it won't bend like a question mark etc. If its a floating trem then just stick a AA battery or a small block of wood or something in the routing cavity underneath the bridge so it stays up, or a block of wood in between the sustain block and body in the back. Mind you theres no need to take off the strings if you break just one and it is easier to string a floating trem one string at a time but stop with this BS myth.
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#10
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Good god. Nothing is going to happen if he takes off all the strings at once. Your neck won't twist into a cork screw, it won't bend like a question mark etc. If its a floating trem then just stick a AA battery or a small block of wood or something in the routing cavity underneath the bridge so it stays up, or a block of wood in between the sustain block and body in the back. Mind you theres no need to take off the strings if you break just one and it is easier to string a floating trem one string at a time but stop with this BS myth.


Dude actually I took all the strings off my RG all at once to get a stripped screw out of my trem claw then you know what happened? the springs in the back proceeded to pop out and the trem fell out so no its not a BS myth I spent 3 hours before guitar lessons resetting it back to where it was.
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#11
Quote by DSOTM80
Good god. Nothing is going to happen if he takes off all the strings at once. Your neck won't twist into a cork screw, it won't bend like a question mark etc. If its a floating trem then just stick a AA battery or a small block of wood or something in the routing cavity underneath the bridge so it stays up, or a block of wood in between the sustain block and body in the back. Mind you theres no need to take off the strings if you break just one and it is easier to string a floating trem one string at a time but stop with this BS myth.

ok so i can but i just need something underneath the bridge to hold it up straight and so the trem is at the right place? Sorry i just like having all the strings off so i can clean it and stuff. But for now idk if im takin all of them off.
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Peavey Vypyr 75 watt
#12
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Dude actually I took all the strings off my RG all at once to get a stripped screw out of my trem claw then you know what happened? the springs in the back proceeded to pop out and the trem fell out so no its not a BS myth I spent 3 hours before guitar lessons resetting it back to where it was.


So let me get this straight, you took out the screw in the claw then wondered why your springs popped out and the bridge fell out? Be happy you took out the strings otherwise that bridge would of flew off like a bat out of hell
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#13
Quote by DSOTM80
So let me get this straight, you took out the screw in the claw then wondered why your springs popped out and the bridge fell out?


No I took all the strings off so that I could remove the screw and replace it then reset the trem
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#14
Did the string break, or did it pop out of the locks on the trem? Is there enough string on the tuning peg to unwind and put back into the lock?

Isn't there some guide on setting FRs (and guitars in general) on this site? Someone needs to add a "common misconceptions" part to it.

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never take off all your strings at once because your neck can get messed up that way. then neck needs the tension of the strings so you sould only change one string at a time if you can


Sorry, try again

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NEVER EVER EVER TAKE OFF ALL THE STRINGS AT ONCE ON FLOATING TREMS

just had to emphasize that point dont do it unless you plan to spend hours resetting your trem. Why would you do that anyway just replace the string the broke, retune and your all good.


While it is easier to do one string at a time it doesn't matter that much if you do all the strings at once. As long as you're not messing with string gauges and you don't screw the springs further into the body you'll be fine. You people talk about setting up floyds like it's some sort of life-threatening experience
#15
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Did the string break, or did it pop out of the locks on the trem? Is there enough string on the tuning peg to unwind and put back into the lock?

Isn't there some guide on setting FRs (and guitars in general) on this site? Someone needs to add a "common misconceptions" part to it.


Sorry, try again


While it is easier to do one string at a time it doesn't matter that much if you do all the strings at once. As long as you're not messing with string gauges and you don't screw the springs further into the body you'll be fine. You people talk about setting up floyds like it's some sort of life-threatening experience


It kinda is lmao
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#16
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I got that beat, snapped my e string on my bass at practice one day, though to be fair they were old strings.


I can beat that, I snapped both the A and D strings during the same dive bomb on the way up
#17
Quote by Lethal Dosage
It kinda is lmao


I did cut my finger pretty bad first time I setup the one on my RG7. Damn high e didn't stay in the locks while I was stretching it
#18
Quote by Lethal Dosage
No I took all the strings off so that I could remove the screw and replace it then reset the trem

Wait... so you took off the strings to remove the screw...


But left the springs in? No wonder they flew off.
#19
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Wait... so you took off the strings to remove the screw...


But left the springs in? No wonder they flew off.


Well I was new to FR figured I could remove all the strings at once but I was sadly mistaken
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#20
As someone has stated above the guitars basic setup will NOT be affected with all the strings off. I've done this hundreds of times and this needs to be done every now and then for cleaning and maintainence. If the same guage of string is refitted to the guitar once they are nicely bedded in the guitar should have the same setup it had before the strings came off.
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#23
Wait a minute, that mess of notes at then of whom the bell tolls is considered a solo?

To contribute, just take that string off, do not replace them all at once i repeat DO NOT
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#24
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That has nothing to do with it

Taking out a screw that's holding springs down is just stupid.


Well basically I hadnt even touched the screw yet but the strings popped out cause of the complete loss of tension.
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#25
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Wait a minute, that mess of notes at then of whom the bell tolls is considered a solo?

To contribute, just take that string off, do not replace them all at once i repeat DO NOT

well kinda i was playing along with the live version in 1989 and its better than the record version it has lost of trem vibrato and dive bombs and apparently my vibrato on the bar was too much and the string broke after a huge amount of pull ups lol so yea its fun to play though.
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#26
Yeah... you can remove necks from bodies entirely.

Provided they won't be off for more than a few days, otherwise you should lossen the truss rod.
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#27
Can you take all the strings off at once if you have a tremol-no in the hardtail position or a block of wood or something in the back?