#1
Hi I have a Ibanez RGT42 FM with a floyd rose
I played a lot of songs with drop d on my old guitar and I was wondering if it is possible/easy to drop d on floyd rose
Please Help
#4
i have an ofr on my schecter i have the floyd set for drop D i can tune the E back to standard with no problems.
#6
Yes, but you might have to readjust your bridge, because the change in string tension will cause it to move.
#7
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Yes, but you might have to readjust your bridge, because the change in string tension will cause it to move.


not if you arrange the fine tuner so that you can go from the D to the E without unlocking the nut
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#8
Yea I have an RGT42 too. Its pretty easy to do it you know how to adjust the tension on the bridge. Basically try tuning it to drop D, see if the bridge kicks up or if it goes farther into the body, detune all your strings, tighten/loosen the springs in the back depending on if the bridge was too high/low, then tune it again to drop D. Its a bit tedious to change tunings/string gauges on free bridges.
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#9
drop it as you would do with a fixed bridge, then check if the your trem is parallel to the body of your guitar if it isn't, tight the screws a little bit on the backside of your guitar.
#11
i just dropped tuned it but on the 14th fret it now has a buzzing sound????????????????????
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#12
because the bridge is a floating bridge, one string affects the entire bridge, thats your problem.
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#13
what shoud i do?????
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#14
get the guitar properly set up for drop D, but then you might have problems in standard, so your best bet is to have another guitar for drop D tuning. also look into the D-Tuna.
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#15
ok thanks but ive now put it back to standard and it still buzzes do i need to tighten the spring or loosen it or something like that
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#16
because the bridge has been adjusted, you aren't actually putting back the way it was, it will still be slightly off. you may want to get the bridge properly set up.

*EDIT* - adjusting the spring tension doesn't really affect the intonation or tuning besides putting the bridge flat with the body.
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#17
thanks
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#18
If it hasn't been mentioned, use the fine tuners.
It's the best way, the difference in pitch with the other strings is minute.
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If it hasn't been mentioned, use the fine tuners.
It's the best way, the difference in pitch with the other strings is minute.


that will only work if TS's fine tuners are wound down enough to drop the tuning to D, otherwise it won't work.
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#20

All of you, back to trem school!

It is NOT easy to go from E standard to drop D on an unmodified floating Floyd Rose because as soon as you muck around with the tuning on that low E you send every other string out of tune. That means you're going to have to spend at least 5 or 10 minutes re-tuning. I'll concede that you can probably get away without touching the springs because the bridge shouldn't raise all that much, but its not recommended - particularly if it's a cheap trem.

The D-Tuna suggestion is pointless too - the D-Tuna only works on traditional Floyd bridges (not low profile) but more importantly it only works if your trem is non-recessed and non-floating, otherwise you get the exact same instability problems.

It doesn't matter if the locking nut is clamped or not, it doesn't matter if you use the fine tuners...as soon as the tension of that string lowers the bridge is going to start lifting and that will send every other string flat. That's not my opinion, it's a stone cold fact - you can't cheat physics. If you don't think it has an effect then you're simply not capable of hearing when your guitar's out of tune....and out of tune means you sound like crap, doesn't matter if you think "the difference is minute", that just means your ear sucks.
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#21
Fair enough, I wasn't saying it's perfect.
I used to use it on my P.O.S TRSII and it worked alright.
(Before my TRSII armsocket actually broke :S)
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All of you, back to trem school! *SQUAW!*

The best thing about these type of posts from you is I can't help but imagine an image of a very pissed off seagull doing all the talking .

Anyways, he pretty much said all that needed to be.
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