#1
I just bought a new guitar with an Original Floyd Rose on it. I have heard that drop tunings with floyds don't work to well, that there isn't enough tension when you drop low. Is this true? And would drop C be too low if that is true? I'd like to have it in drop C, because thats where my band usually plays at, but I'd be alright with drop C# or drop D if I had to.

(I did search through the floyd rose setup thread, it didn't answer my question.)
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#2
Well, I've gotten drop C with the licensed floyds... never tried it with the original.
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#3
yeah drop c will be fine, u will just need to adjust the tension in the springs so its not backinto the body
#4
i used to play an original floyd in B standard and it was fine, just had to add an extra spring in the back!
#5
My Jackson is tuned in Drop B , and it's all fine. You have the compensente the tension by loosening the lower string springs.
It's a bit more complicated when it comes to string changes , but nothing impossible to sort out.

EDIT : I have 4 springs
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#6
Alright, so I'll probably need to put the 4th string in. Good to know. But how does it complicate string changing?
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#8
Your search didn't bring anything back because there's probably only like .001% of the people on here that actually know what they're talking about with tremolos.

You should buy another pack of springs, pop open your back, it'll probably be set up like a triangle. Pull the side ones out and hook them up straight like the one in the middle is, then add two more springs in between them all.

Buy some 11 or 12's, depending on your preference.

Tighten them up, see if you're anywhere near the tuning you want when they all have the same tension, then go to the screws that hold the piece that holds the ring side of the springs. Tighten them if you're flat, loosen if you're sharp, probably by like, a half turn at a time, then recheck your tuning. If you're drop tuning, loosen the screw on the heavy strings side about one quarter turn to compensate.

Youtube it if you're having trouble following me.
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#9
Alright, I use 11's on my SG, and have a few packs lying around. I'll use those. I think I'm following you.
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Your search didn't bring anything back because there's probably only like .001% of the people on here that actually know what they're talking about with tremolos.

You should buy another pack of springs, pop open your back, it'll probably be set up like a triangle. Pull the side ones out and hook them up straight like the one in the middle is, then add two more springs in between them all.

Buy some 11 or 12's, depending on your preference.

Tighten them up, see if you're anywhere near the tuning you want when they all have the same tension, then go to the screws that hold the piece that holds the ring side of the springs. Tighten them if you're flat, loosen if you're sharp, probably by like, a half turn at a time, then recheck your tuning. If you're drop tuning, loosen the screw on the heavy strings side about one quarter turn to compensate.

Youtube it if you're having trouble following me.

This.

And they dont have trouble with drop tunings, its just a wee more difficult when you wan to change tunings on the fly. If you're playing a song in B standard then wanna play a song in drop D, you're gonna have issues.

My OFR has been in drop A, B, C, and D and never had a single issue.

BTW, for drop C and B, I like Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky's. They keep perfect tension for me. You may or may not like them, they're thick as hell.
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