#1
Hey!

I am planning to get a Jackson rr3, but it has a Floyd Rose tremolo on it.

I heard that it makes it harder to tune the guitar if you have the FR installed. When i looked at a diagram, it showed the fine tuners on the bridge, and it said that this is what you use to tune the guitar. By harder to tune, i mean the 5 other strings going out of tune when you try to tune 1 of them.

What are the advantages and the disadvantages of the FR tremolo?
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#2
If the FR is set up properly it'll barely go out of tune. This is why it has fine tuners. And it's not going to do something crazy like knock all the strings out of tune while you're tuning one unless you're changing to a completely different tuning. Even so, they create devices you can install in the guitar if you're wanting to tune down or whatever.
#3
once you get the hang of it, Floyds are easy to tune. You just have to use cross-tuning. Ex.- Low e, a, low e, a, d, low e, a, d, g........etc. after you finish tuning it at the headstock, you lock the strings(by putting the clamps on the locking nut) and you fine tune at the bridge, which doesn't affect the other strings that much. Good Luck!
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#4
Quote by ScarecrowWillie
If the FR is set up properly it'll barely go out of tune. This is why it has fine tuners. And it's not going to do something crazy like knock all the strings out of tune while you're tuning one unless you're changing to a completely different tuning. Even so, they create devices you can install in the guitar if you're wanting to tune down or whatever.


Tuners are always nice and of course a locking nut, but also
if you don't have locking tuners how you put the strings
on can also determine if they slip
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#5
Once you're familiar with them they're fine.

The main advantage is the unmatched tuning stability no matter how much you bend strings or abuse the whammy bar. However, there are disadvantages too.

If you like to change tunings frequently I would strongly recommend a second guitar or blocking the floating action of the bridge. Balancing the bridge after a tuning change or a string guage change is very time consuming. Blocking the bridge will also eliminate the problems you can get with unison bends and - more noticably - double stopped bends. On a floyd rose they tend to go slightly out of tune because of trem lag. Also If you breakage. If a string all the others need to be retuned.

But the amount of time saved tuning your guitar outweighs the amount of time you spend tuning the guitar initially by far. Personally I'm a big fan of floyd roses.
#6
For tuning your guitar, it's not hard at all.

When you're changing strings to a different gauge or a different tuning, it's a bit more difficult to setup or intonate.

Here's the videos that I use to learn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSzjBY_LLE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HALjXGYCBk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEyg_sEACdE
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#7
Quote by Biblico
For tuning your guitar, it's not hard at all.

When you're changing strings to a different gauge or a different tuning, it's a bit more difficult to setup or intonate.

Here's the videos that I use to learn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSzjBY_LLE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HALjXGYCBk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEyg_sEACdE


yep especially if not a real Floyd rose
if you don't then you'll run into
intonation problems when drop tuning
the guitar, I like Tone pros bridges
Ibanez AEL10E BLK- W/ Graph Tech Nut, Saddle and Pins
Duncan Woody XL Pickup w/ stock fishman EQ

Schecter C1+ Darksunburst w/ SH-4 (N) & SH-6 (B) 24.75"
Gain boost Switch
11-14-21w-38w-49w-60w D'Addario strings
ENGL Fireball+Savage+Vader Cab