#1
i am planning to buy a new guitar. i tune from standard to drop d very often
and the problem is nowadays most of the guitar have floyd rose.
i have had fixed bridge but wanna try FR.

My question is can i tune the guitar on

( D# A D G B E)

and tune up or down 6th string in FR just using fine tuners?

half step up standard
half step down drop d.
without messing around with any other setting
is this possible?
Last edited by aki1111111 at Aug 23, 2011,
#2
I used to do that with my Jackson, from B to A though. Took some time to setup, but it it did pass well enough.
#3
Fine tuners only do a half step each way I think.

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#4
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I used to do that with my Jackson, from B to A though. Took some time to setup, but it it did pass well enough.


so u didn't need to unlock nuts and redo the setting every time u chaged ur tuning
#5
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Fine tuners only do a half step each way I think.


so it is possible to be in standard and drop d just with fine tuners. have u tried it?
#6
You'll have to block it first otherwise you will have to do a full setup each time you change tuning. I use a tremol'no, and use the fine tuners to go from Standard to Drop D and it works fine.
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#7
"so it is possible to be in standard and drop d just with fine tuners. have u tried it?"

Yes this works.
Trick to it is to screw the 6th string fine tuner nearly all the way in, tune, lock nut, play in standard tuning, then you get down to D with the fine tuner, and back up no probs.
#8
Buy a D-Tuna. The FR will be blocked, and you won't be able to raise the pitch, but you can still dive-bomb and it will work a lot better than trying to use the fine tuner. Some trems you can't move the fine tuner enough to get a full step. The LFR on my Jackson and the Edge Pro7 on my Ibanez won't.
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#9
Well, I prefer to just unlock the first nut if I wanna drop tune it. It's much easier tbh.

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#10
probably not with the fine tuners but you can just use the normal tuners to go between those 3 tunings and you shouldnt have to setup the bridge each time, you will obviously have to remove the locking nuts though ( if you have them)
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#11
You can with an Original Floyd and an Ibanez Lo-Pro, I can vouche for that. You just screw the fine tuner most of the way in before you tune to standard, then use it to drop to D.
#12
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"so it is possible to be in standard and drop d just with fine tuners. have u tried it?"

Yes this works.
Trick to it is to screw the 6th string fine tuner nearly all the way in, tune, lock nut, play in standard tuning, then you get down to D with the fine tuner, and back up no probs.


this worked on my jackson rr3 and now works on my epi les paul
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#13
I can go from Drop C# to D# on my Schecter just fine with only the finetuners. I don't know if it's good for the guitar but you can most certainly do it and I've had no problems with it(it keeps tune nicely, the G goes out of tune a fair bit but I find unwound Gs do that a lot anyways and I've got .10s on her...).
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#15
You can do it, but it's not great, and it's a minor hassle to set up. Tuning that far with the fine tuners on just one string can put your intonation and tuning out slightly.
#16
When you drop the E string you're removing tension from the system, which causes the other strings to go sharp. You'll have to fine tune all the strings, but yes it is possible. It takes me about 5 minutes to go from Standard to Drop D and have the strings in tune on any model Floyd.
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#17
thank u all. i had heard many scary stories about floyd rose but now i am gonna try it.