#1
after 6 long agonizing 30 hour weeks of working i finally managed to make that Alexi-200 mine, say what you will but i love it.

now i approach you with my problem, Ive never used a Floyd before, never set one up, never tuned one or anything.

its currently in standard but i can see that the bridge isn't sitting flush with the body, i tuned it and it seemed to get worse, i did however tune it the correct way.

i would prefer to have it in drop b tuning but unfortunately dont think im capable of doing this, so i thought maybe drop d.

how do i do this lol, will i need to re-intonate it and completely re-set up the floyd rose?

it is a licensed floyd rose too.

thank you for any help possible
#2
take it to a shop and see if they will walk you through it so it is done right the first time and you get an idea what to do.

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#3
well to make the body parallel to the bridge you have to tighten the trem screws in the back and if you have never set up one I suggest taking it to a pro and pics???
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#4
When you say the bridge isn't flush, do you mean to high or to low?
you can add or remove a spring in the back, although string gauge
mainly dictates when it will go up or down.

and anytime you change tunings, you typically have to change the intonation
somewhat, and sometimes a 1/8 a turn here and there on the truss rod
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#5
Quote by dukeofmetal
well to make the body parallel to the bridge you have to tighten the trem screws in the back and if you have never set up one I suggest taking it to a pro and pics???


Err just no the screw goes both ways mate so you also do need to loosen the screw so that the bridge can be parallel.

And ts I'd highly advise you to check out this link https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226 it's really informative and any problems you need just ask in their or send a pm off to tommyt the guy is a legend with the floyd rose problems and he can generally set them up with his eyes closed and legs behind his head, he's just that great.
#6
in the pic the bridge was to high

EDIT: that was the other dude sorry I guess it could go either way I was looking at two threads at once
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Last edited by dukeofmetal at Dec 9, 2009,
#7
Quote by azn_guitarist25
Err just no the screw goes both ways mate so you also do need to loosen the screw so that the bridge can be parallel.

And ts I'd highly advise you to check out this link https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226 it's really informative and any problems you need just ask in their or send a pm off to tommyt the guy is a legend with the floyd rose problems and he can generally set them up with his eyes closed and legs behind his head, he's just that great.


oh thanks man


i want to it myself also because i have no money and cant have it set up.

hate HAVE to do it myself or it will stay the way it is.
#8
Wow, you worked alot for a guitar. How much do they sell for?!
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#9
Quote by dukeofmetal
in the pic the bridge was to high

EDIT: that was the other dude sorry I guess it could go either way I was looking at two threads at once


Actually the bridge on the Ibanez looked very close to the ones I linked to. It's a funny bridge those Edge's (III, lo pro) but they need to be looking like they are angling down to be in the technically 'correct' position.
Last edited by azn_guitarist25 at Dec 9, 2009,
#10
Quote by azn_guitarist25
Actually the bridge on the Ibanez looked very close to the ones I linked to. It's a funny bridge those Edge's but they need to be looking like they are angling down to be in the technically 'correct' position.



:O ok I just assumed they were like a floyd
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Wow, you worked alot for a guitar. How much do they sell for?!


900 bucks in aus, but that was on sale from 1250!
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Quote by azn_guitarist25
Err just no the screw goes both ways mate so you also do need to loosen the screw so that the bridge can be parallel.

And ts I'd highly advise you to check out this link https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226 it's really informative and any problems you need just ask in their or send a pm off to tommyt the guy is a legend with the floyd rose problems and he can generally set them up with his eyes closed and legs behind his head, he's just that great.


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#15
..30 hour weeks? I wish I had to work short hours! I've been on 40 hour weeks trying to clear my debt and pay for Xmas >.<

Good work though, nothing more satisfying that paying for your own guitar out of your own hard work
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