#1
Hello.

I have been looking for a metal guitar recently, and this Jackson Phil Demmel Signature King V caught my attention.

Now the guitar comes in shops with dropped tunings, LINK. I am interested if I can actually set it in standard tuning? Set up the floyd and put some .9 or .10 strings on it. Don't want to drop it down yet.

Thanks!
#3
Yes, just like you can tune a guitar that comes in standard to Drop F or whatever you want.

You just have to adjust the floyd, which is tricky. It's smart that they're offering them set up already because most people new to a floyd are going to mess it up real bad trying to drop tune for the first time.
#5
Thanks for all the replies! That is great news!

Quote by Roc8995
Yes, just like you can tune a guitar that comes in standard to Drop F or whatever you want.

You just have to adjust the floyd, which is tricky. It's smart that they're offering them set up already because most people new to a floyd are going to mess it up real bad trying to drop tune for the first time.


I am actually gonna let somebody a bit more specialised in this have a look at it and set it and pay him some money, really don't wanna mess around it.
#6
You ought to learn how, though, because it could get expensive. There's really not that much to it. I know an FR seems daunting, but believe me, they're really not that bad.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#7
Quote by oneblackened
You ought to learn how, though, because it could get expensive. There's really not that much to it. I know an FR seems daunting, but believe me, they're really not that bad.


Yeah I believe you. I'm already paying 1200euros if I'm gonna buy, and then even more for setting it up could turn into a nightmare.
#8
^Agreed.
It's going to be tough the first time or two, but it's really useful to know how to adjust your guitar properly. You could always have the tech show you how to adjust it if you're not confident enough to do it from online instructions.

There's a Floyd Rose setup sticky here:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226
That, plus a youtube video or two, ought to teach you all you need to know to do it properly. It's not terribly difficult, just more complicated than most guitar setup.
#9
Quote by Roc8995
^Agreed.
It's going to be tough the first time or two, but it's really useful to know how to adjust your guitar properly. You could always have the tech show you how to adjust it if you're not confident enough to do it from online instructions.

There's a Floyd Rose setup sticky here:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226
That, plus a youtube video or two, ought to teach you all you need to know to do it properly. It's not terribly difficult, just more complicated than most guitar setup.


That is indeed great, thanks for the link!

I guess it is just my paranoia of messing with guitars. When I bought my first electric guitar, I had no clue about it and it turns out I bought some crap that went out of tune extremly fast and had fret buzz all over. Tried to set it right to no avail.
#10
I got a lot more confident in messing with my guitars when I built one.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.