#1
I plan on putting my schecter in drop b, but I wanted to know what gauge strings I should use & how difficult it would be.
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#3
Its not really hard, but you might have to file the nut, fix the action, and probably adjust the truss rod.

I'd leave it to a guitar tech, because 2 out of those 3 can really **** up your guitar and turn a simple fix into an expensive repair.
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#4
Just curious, with a Floyd Rose, are there any other advantages other than the tuning remaining steady? I don't ever seem to come across any other capability of them, seems a little excessive when considering the duration taken to retune compared to a standard.
#5
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Just curious, with a Floyd Rose, are there any other advantages other than the tuning remaining steady? I don't ever seem to come across any other capability of them, seems a little excessive when considering the duration taken to retune compared to a standard.
You do know what a Floyd Rose bridge is for, right? And yes, they are praised for their durability which makes them smooth to use and keeps you in tune.
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#6
Well, technically speaking, a Floyd Rose allows you to do manuevers that're otherwise impossible, such as the well known WHEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrr VOOOOOOOOOOM, and the REEERREEEREREREREREREERERERERERWAHWAHWAHWAWAHREARAEHR.

*cough*
It lets you do dive bombs, flutters, pull back on the tremolo (which you can't do with a vintage tremolo), and has very good tuning stability. A vintage tremolo can do dive bombs, but it'll knock it out of tune after a couple of them.
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#7
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Well, technically speaking, a Floyd Rose allows you to do manuevers that're otherwise impossible, such as the well known WHEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrr VOOOOOOOOOOM, and the REEERREEEREREREREREREERERERERERWAHWAHWAHWAWAHREARAEHR.

*cough*
It lets you do dive bombs, flutters, pull back on the tremolo (which you can't do with a vintage tremolo), and has very good tuning stability. A vintage tremolo can do dive bombs, but it'll knock it out of tune after a couple of them.

Actually, you can. It just has to be floating. Tuning stability, though, is crap if it's not a good system (US 2 point, Wilkinson VS100, etc).
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#8
My mistake, thanks for the info.
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#9
First off TS, do you know how to set up a Floyd Rose?
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#11
Am I doing something wrong?

All I do is keep the nuts (or whatever they are called, the things that hold the strings down so they don't go out of tune) on the D G B and E strings then leave the one for E and A off.

Tune from Drop D to standard whenever you like
#13
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Am I doing something wrong?


Yes.

All I do is keep the nuts (or whatever they are called, the things that hold the strings down so they don't go out of tune) on the D G B and E strings then leave the one for E and A off.

Tune from Drop D to standard whenever you like

It doesn't work.
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Well, technically speaking, a Floyd Rose allows you to do manuevers that're otherwise impossible, such as the well known WHEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrr VOOOOOOOOOOM, and the REEERREEEREREREREREREERERERERERWAHWAHWAHWAWAHREARAEHR.

*cough*
It lets you do dive bombs, flutters, pull back on the tremolo (which you can't do with a vintage tremolo), and has very good tuning stability. A vintage tremolo can do dive bombs, but it'll knock it out of tune after a couple of them.

How I broke the trem on my strat..
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#16
Quote by parsons19
What do you mean it dosen't work. Works OK for me....

you can't leave the locking nuts off on a locking trem, you will basicaly have nothing to hold the strings and you will leave tune on those in a second.

Are you THAT stupid?
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#17
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Are you THAT stupid?


He's not stupid he's just misinformed. If you leave the locking nuts of you a guitar with a double locking trem, It will go out of tune. Also if you change tunings on a trem without adjusting the bridge, it will go out of tune.
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#19
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Its not really hard, but you might have to file the nut, fix the action, and probably adjust the truss rod.

I'd leave it to a guitar tech, because 2 out of those 3 can really **** up your guitar and turn a simple fix into an expensive repair.


This

But ask the tech if you can observe him while he does the work so that you can have the knowledge to do it yourself next time

But yeah use 12's for that.
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#20
I tune my floyd equiped LTD to drop bflat and i'm using ernie ball beefy slinky which are 11 - 54s and it didn't require much altering of the bridge springs (it was in standard to start with)