#1
Hey guys, I have a floyd rose guitar that is currently set up for standard tuning with 10 gauge strings. If I tuned down 1/2 step and remain there, will the setup be ruined? Would I require a new set up?
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#2
Yes-though if you moved up a string gauge (AKA to 11's), you probably would have an easier time.
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#3
You would probably need to tighten the screws in the back and adjust your intonation a little bit. Not too much of a problem. You can check on how to do that stuff in the set up guide here on this site.

Here is a link: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226


It really isn't a difficult task, but it can be very tedious work.
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#4
I do it pretty often. What I do is set it up whit the bridge a little above the body when in standard (just barely) and it'll only be a little below when half step down. And I change one of the springs to where it's angled.
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#5
I love not having to re-type things... Here is how you change tunings with a Floyd.
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Whenever you go to a lower tuning, you will need to remove tension from the spring in the back, whenever you go to a higher tension you will need to add tension.

Here's why. In order for the Floating trem to work, (Stay in tune, no matter what.) The tension of the springs, needs to equal the tension of the strings, because when they are equal, you can do whatever you want with the trem, and it will always come back to the same spot, thus, it stays in tune. The simplest way to see if their tensions are equal is this: The tensions are equal when the bridge is parallel to the body.
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Here's a step by step "How to Change Floating trems Tuning"...

1. Unlock the first nut clamp. (The one holding the lowest {in pitch} String).

2. Now, Tune that Lowest (in pitch) string to whatever it needs to be (i.e. D, C#, Bb, whatever. {Don't worry about the other strings right now.}) Now depending on whatever tuning you are already in you will need to add or remove tension from the springs. ( If you're going from a higher to lower tuning, you'll need to remove tension. Lower to Higher, Add It.)

(Be sure that re-lock the nut clamp every time you tune with the Main tuners.)


3. Now, when you add/remove tension from the springs, it will also change the tuning of the string. So you will need to keep re-tuning/re-adjusting until the bridge is parallel with the body, and that first string stays in tune.

4. Once the first string is in tune, move on to the next. Now Repeat that process with all the strings, until the guitar stays in tune, and the bridge remains parallel to the body.


It'll be a little (or alot) frustrating the first few times you do it, but don't give up. The more times you do it, the easier it'll get.

You should also read the first few posts of this thread . It'll help.

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You would probably need to tighten the screws in the back and adjust your intonation a little bit. Not too much of a problem. You can check on how to do that stuff in the set up guide here on this site.

Here is a link: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226


It really isn't a difficult task, but it can be very tedious work.


Nearly correct but if the TS is going flat in tuning than the bridge will sink into the body and the screws in the back will therefore need to be loosened.