#1
I'm getting a new guitar soon, and it has a Floyd Rose. I play MAINLY in D Standard, but I occasionally like to go down to Drop C.

If I was to tune my guitar to D standard, intonate, adjust..etc, and lock up, would I be able to use the fine tuner to drop my D string down to C? Either that or tuning to Drop C and using the fine tuners up to D standard.
#2
You could, but it throws everything else off just enough to sound like crap. If you've got the money to spare, get an EVH D-Tuna. Instant Drop tuning.
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#3
I've heard about the D-Tuna, do I have to block the bridge to use it, though? I still want to be able to use the bridge.
#4
ideally you really dont want to change the tuning at all on a FR guitar without adjusting the springs. changing just that little bit shouldnt do a lot but again ideally dont change anything
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#5
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ideally you really dont want to change the tuning at all on a FR guitar without adjusting the springs. changing just that little bit shouldnt do a lot but again ideally dont change anything



I'm talking about having the nut locked down, not unlocking and adjusting. I mean using the fine tuners to drop down to C.
#6
unless your bridge is blocked, its not gonna work it will throw everything out of whack
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#7
unless tremolo is a big part of your playing style, put a tremolo block on the bridge, if you find yourself occasionally using tremolo your probably not gonna use it in a couple months, i loved the whammy bar on my strat when i got it, realized it was a waste of time and that i could just bend/trill notes, i've tried to do drop d on a standard guitar before and it didn't work, the knob almost unscrewed, put a tremolo block in and treat it like a normal guitar.
#8
Quote by maowcat
unless tremolo is a big part of your playing style, put a tremolo block on the bridge, if you find yourself occasionally using tremolo your probably not gonna use it in a couple months, i loved the whammy bar on my strat when i got it, realized it was a waste of time and that i could just bend/trill notes, I've tried to do drop d on a standard guitar before and it didn't work, the knob almost unscrewed, put a tremolo block in and treat it like a normal guitar.


Well, on my "strat", I'll always be playing around, and I'll hit a note that just instantly registers as "wow, that would sound good with a dive bomb/pull up", which I can't do at all on my guitar atm. So it would be a pretty big part.