#1
Hey guys i just put new string on my electric, I've been changing strings myself for years but its the first time I've done it on a floyd rose.
Well the tremelo is sitting on the hugest angle and the strings lose tune in quite literally seconds.
What have i done wrong?
#3
Well the first thing you did wrong was not check out the FR setup thread
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226

It does sound like you put on a different string gauge than what was on the guitar in the first place though.
Doing that means you'll at the very least need to readjust the springs on the back. Depending on how you tune it, you might need to look over the intonation as well.
Things with strings:
Ibanez J.Custom, Prestiges, RG8, SR5 bass etc
LP's, Strat, Tele
Noiseboxes:
ENGL Retro Tube 50
5150 III 50W
Orange Terror Bass
#5
With a screwdriver. It should be obvious which screws adjust the springs if you take a look.
All the info you need should be in the sticky really.
Things with strings:
Ibanez J.Custom, Prestiges, RG8, SR5 bass etc
LP's, Strat, Tele
Noiseboxes:
ENGL Retro Tube 50
5150 III 50W
Orange Terror Bass
#7
so i played around with the springs and got them where i want them.
now whenever i tune up the DGBE strings the E and A go out of tune. the E goes quite a way out while the A is very minimal.
whats the problem now?
is it just the screws to the springs are slightly off?
#8
That's the way a FR type bridge works, it's balanced...so when you tune one string, you change the tension on the other strings. Keep tuning them until they're all in tune...every pass through should require less tuning.
Things with strings:
Ibanez J.Custom, Prestiges, RG8, SR5 bass etc
LP's, Strat, Tele
Noiseboxes:
ENGL Retro Tube 50
5150 III 50W
Orange Terror Bass