#1
Hello.

I just switched out the strings on my long neglected custom LAG guitar. It's the only one I own with a FR tuning system. I am not exactly an expert with this system.

Can someone look at this picture and tell me if it's healthy for the floyd rose tremelo to be up this high?

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It wasn't this high until I changed the strings this time. the strings had not been changed in a while.

Do I need to tighten the springs? I've never done it before and I'm afraid I'll **** something up, but I'm willing to try. If that's the case can anyone give me advice or point me to a good tutorial on it?

Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
#2
no tighten the springs in the back

look at the FR sticky
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#3
You either need to add a spring or tighten it depending on what kind of floyd rose setup you have, there are several variations.

Make sure you loosen the strings before lowering the tremelo: if they're taut now they'll snap with the extra tension.
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#4
http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/angle.htm

the info you want is at the bottom of the page. i know its an ibanez site but it applies to all FRs.
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#5
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You either need to add a spring or tighten it depending on what kind of floyd rose setup you have, there are several variations.

Make sure you loosen the strings before lowering the tremelo: if they're taut now they'll snap with the extra tension.

There's absolutely no point doing that - if the strings aren't to tension then you have no idea if you're adjusting the bridge correctly.
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#7
No tighten your springs it should be level not slanted
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#8
you're going to need to tighten the springs in the back. Unlock the nut, and loosen the strings a little bit, but not much. I'd say about a half to whole step. Then slowly tighten the springs. Watch the bridge sink into the body. Once the bridge is parallel, tighten the strings back to normal, and adjust the bridge a little more until it is parallel with the body. Then lock the nut and tune. You may have to do this several times because the strings stretch out.