#1
So, this is my first guitar with a Floyd on - it's a schaller Floyd Rose original and has a floating bridge.

My concern is that when I bend a note on any string it moves the bridge, and sometimes when I palm mute and alternate pick if I press too hard to palm-mute I've noticed it moves the bridge causing the pitch of the strings to change.

Are these things merely quirks of a floating bridge, and I should just get used to it and exercise more caution whilst playing? Am I just being a total floyd noob? And if not, is this an easily fixable job?
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#2
This is normal and there's nothing you can really do about it. It is kind of annoying when you're playing two notes and just bending one, as the other note will also go out of tune. But putting any kind of tension on the strings will pull the bridge and that's just natural.
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#3
yeah that's pretty much par for the course. You just have to put up with it, or adjust your technique, or alternatively try some of the other little add-ons which can fix the problems... for a price, because they affect how the floyd functions too, so if you like the floyd to feel as it does now you pretty much just have to put up with it...
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#4
Standard Floyd behavior - lighten up your right hand when palm muting, don't grind it into the bridge like you would on a fixed bridge, and the bending thing cannot be avoided without blocking the trem
#5
Playing lighter= playing faster and cleaner...get in the habit of it dude.
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#6
Actually,check in the back to see how many springs you have. I know some guys that like two springs for easy trem use and for a bit stiffer trem try 4 or 5 springs. A stiffer trem will help you out a lot. No reason to say "That's just how it is." One of the things with a floyd is getting set up how you like it.

Since you are new to floyd style trems I would suggest letting someone else put springs in for you,it will need set up again. If you are familiar on how to properly set up and adjust a Floyd Rose then it's a piece of cake.
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#7
Thanks y'all

I'd played plenty enough of guitars with Floyds (mainly licensed ones) owned by my friends but never managed to use one as intensely and exclusively as I have since I bought my Eclipse to notice these little things.

I'm not a shred player really by habit really, I'm more of a feel/lead player and have a pretty aggressive way of picking and accenting individual notes and bends, so I sometimes get a little carried away when doing the palm muted shred stuff - I've just never done it often enough on anything other than a fixed bridge to see the detriment!

I'll try and exercise caution from here on in XD
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A stiffer trem will help you out a lot. No reason to say "That's just how it is." One of the things with a floyd is getting set up how you like it.


That's not all I said- what I said was, "That's just how it is if you want it to continue to feel the way it does".

All those other things you mentioned will help, but they'll affect how the trem feels to use. If you don't care, then that's great, but if you do then there's little point in swapping one problem for another one which may annoy you more.
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