#1
Allright, so im getting a jackson dxmg with a floyd rose and i want it in drop c. So it's my understanding i should block off the trem (with wood or something), take off the strings, put on new ones tune, take out wood, adjust springs for tension, tune, put locking nut back on, then fine tune.

Is this right?

I will also be changing the string gauge from 9's to 10-52

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#2
You don't have to block the trem, just unstring/restring one string at a time and you don't need to block it. You will need 10's or light 11's for drop C.

1. Unlock the nut
2. Restring each string one at a time
3. Tune (low E, high E, A, B, D, G or low C, high D, G, A, C, F for drop C)
4. Lock the nut
5. Fine tuners

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#3
No, the springs tension won't equall string tension when you take the block out. The bridge will raise/lower and The intonation will be out. (If I remember right)

You'd need to keep the bridge locked while you were in dropped tuning, using a Tremol-no etc.

Either that or go through the process of tuning, re-altering spring tension screws in the back, re-tuning and so on, until correct.
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#4
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You don't have to block the trem, just unstring/restring one string at a time and you don't need to block it. You will need 10's or light 11's for drop C.


I find its easier to block the bridge, but its preferance
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#5
why do i need 10's or light 11's for drop c?

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#6
Because they hold tuning better, due to more String tension. (I believe)
Also, it sounds better for drop c and below, IMO.


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#7
when you change strings to strings with a different tension you will need to adjust your truss rod so that it doesn't bow up...

You'll also need to tighten up the trem claw, the higher tension springs will be pulling the fr out of its cavity