#1
hey ive had my guitar set up to be in drop c about 2 months ago. It is an edwards alexi e-al-128 with ernie ball heavy bottoms and with the floyd rose attached obviously. I want to tune it to drop b, would i be able to do this without having to reset the floyd rose, since i very rarely actually use it. Also will the action lower if i tune down, or will it raise? Thanks
p.s Would be standard be fine without having to reset the bridge?
#2
Yes, since your tuning an entire step down., and the action should lower as the tremolo will be dropping into the body
#3
sorry im kind of a noob at this but will having a tremolo thats dropped into the body damage the neck or anything from increased pulling of the strings (so i would have to rebalance it), or can i jsut leave it like that
#5
I beleive the neck may be fine, but i think that damages the trem
Id reccomend lessening spring tension
Last edited by TylerM262 at Jul 15, 2011,
#6
Block your trem with a piece of wood since you don't use it anyway. Problem solved forever.
#7
Quote by Black Hazard
Block your trem with a piece of wood since you don't use it anyway. Problem solved forever.

This too. I forgot about that as I use mine
#8
hmm when you say it may damage the trem, you do mean the bridge itself and not the actual bar right. Also i probably will block it off since i rarely rarely use it, but where exactly do i put the wood, just straight underneath the trem?
#9
Yeah, block it off and you can go back and forth between Drop B and Drop C. However you might want a thicker string gauge depending on what you're using now. I think 11-56 or 11-58 would be perfect (to get that I usually just have to buy a 7-string set).
#10
Quote by aaron366
hmm when you say it may damage the trem, you do mean the bridge itself and not the actual bar right. Also i probably will block it off since i rarely rarely use it, but where exactly do i put the wood, just straight underneath the trem?

Yeah the bar has nothing to do with the bridge other than moving it.
I beleive you put 2 blocs on either side of the trem inside the cavity