#1
Hey guys! im picking up a washburn dime boogiebolt lll tomorrow and i need a floyd question answered ASAP because i g2g bed in like 20 mins and im getting it tomorrow after work

the dude removed all the strings from the floyd because hes fat and now the bridge is fully laid back. but the spring tention should be good for standard e because he said thats what it was tuned to before he took them off

when i get there, to set it up super quick, would this be good?

( keep in mind i have never completely re-set a floyd )

1. pull the bridge fully up and stick a 9v battery in the place where it rests to keep it level with the body as if it has the tention holding it up

2. tune it as a normal hardtail, EADGBE.

3. pull on the whammy, remove the 9v battery.

4. am i done? or is something stupid gonna happen like all the strings snapping?\

thanks! hurry :P
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#2
well, what i do (i'm not saying it's right) is i leave the bridge flat, and let the string tension from putting it into tune keep the bridge floating
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#3
take the battery out, re-tune (this will take a while with new strings cause everytime you tune one string, it'll untune all the others, just be patient), once in tune, look to see if the brige is level with the body (on both sides) if it's tilted towards the headstock, tighten the strings a liitle on the side you checked, re-tune, check bridge again, repeat untill bridge is level and you're in tune, then lock the nuts, tune with fine tuners
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well, what i do (i'm not saying it's right) is i leave the bridge flat, and let the string tension from putting it into tune keep the bridge floating


Really, you'd thing a string would be snapped. Thanks for the input, I might just try that
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#5
dont use a battery. all you have to do is stretch the strings as youre putting them in and tuning... like you should do with any guitar....
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dont use a battery. all you have to do is stretch the strings as youre putting them in and tuning... like you should do with any guitar....


using a battery or something to block the bridge from dropping into the cavity is helpfull if all the strings are being taken off. It helps get the proper length for your strings, and so you don't scratch your paint or worse when you have to tighten the saddle when putting on a new string
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using a battery or something to block the bridge from dropping into the cavity is helpfull if all the strings are being taken off. It helps get the proper length for your strings, and so you don't scratch your paint or worse when you have to tighten the saddle when putting on a new string


Thanks, so... Do what I was plannin in doing? It doesn't need to be perfect, I just gotta make sure the neck is good, and everything works
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Thanks, so... Do what I was plannin in doing? It doesn't need to be perfect, I just gotta make sure the neck is good, and everything works


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#9
Have any of you ever blocked a floyd rose ever and tuned this way? If you had you would have known that if you tune up with a block in place, when he removes the block the strings will all go flat or sharp by the SAME AMOUNT, thus with adjustment of springs and with a block in you can tune a certain amount above or below every note and take it out... What you get is a FR thats close to in tune or if you're lucky or particularly good, thats perfectly there, haha.


Oh and it's inadvisable ever to let the bridge sit all the way back with the spring tension on it, it's not healthy for the studs, stud mounts, or knife edges, or the body. So... Don't do that
#10
you'll have to hope you have the same gauge of strings he had.. but if you notice the bridge coming up higher as you try to keep it in tune then tighten the bolts attached to the springs, if its being pulled into the body then loosed the springs.
#11
What does this have anything to do with him being fat?

Yeah, sounds about right to me.
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Have any of you ever blocked a floyd rose ever and tuned this way? If you had you would have known that if you tune up with a block in place, when he removes the block the strings will all go flat or sharp that


i block mine off, but only just long enough to put strings on in the right length like somebody else said before. then you remove the block and tune up. obviously if you leave the block in you'll be all out of tune when you take it out (depending on whether the block kept the bridge above or below it's normal position).

if you just want to make sure the neck and electronics are alright then you won't completely need to restring it. with a floyd that wouldn't be easy to do really quickly. it sucks he pulled the strings off while he's trying to sell it... i'm not sure why anybody would do that.