#1
With a Floyd rose trem, can I set it up for standard tuning then drop tune it for a few songs, then tune it back to standard? Will there be any difference to the guitar after I retune it to E?
#2
Assuming you're talking about a recessed Floyd, you're not going to be able to adjust the tuning of the guitar in any way without needing to adjust the springs. At least not if you want your guitar to be playable.

If the Floyd isn't recessed, and therefore the Floyd cannot be pulled up, then downtuning is relatively straightforward. You won't need to adjust the spring balance providing the bridge is resting against the body of the guitar.
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#3
The easy answer is no. Floyds are generally one tuning and one tuning only. If it's floating, you will have to re-set it up everytime you change tunings.
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#4
If you mean from Standard to Drop D and back look at the D-Tuna but you will not be able to pull up.

Other than that you need a guitar per tuning when you use a Floyd.
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With a Floyd rose trem, can I set it up for standard tuning then drop tune it for a few songs, then tune it back to standard?
In a word, no.

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If you mean from Standard to Drop D and back look at the D-Tuna but you will not be able to pull up.
The D-Tuna is awful though...
#6
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With a Floyd rose trem, can I set it up for standard tuning then drop tune it for a few songs, then tune it back to standard? Will there be any difference to the guitar after I retune it to E?


Generally no.

The exception to that is the Line 6 Variax JTV89F. You can select a wide variety of alternate tunings, including drop tunings down to and beyond Baritone, and the string tension won't change on the guitar. The 89F is the only Variax with a Floyd.

#7
If it's top mounted & decked or recessed & blocked for dive only, then yes. You can change tuning without any problems. If it's floating for pull-ups and dives, you will have to set it up for each tuning. If you get something like the tremel-no for the floating trem then you can lock it and change tuning. Then when you get it back to E standard you can unlock it to float again.

The D-Tuna is designed to work on decked/dive only Floyd's, and it works great if used this way. It can be used on a blocked recessed Floyd, but that is a case by case basis. Some guitars will need to be modified (notch the body or shim the neck) for it to fit and function properly.
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#9
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The easy answer is no. Floyds are generally one tuning and one tuning only. If it's floating, you will have to re-set it up everytime you change tunings.
Basically, everything toodeep said, too.


i am not too sure where you figured that you can't do that. it is perfectly possible but yes it is a giant pain in the ass. but if you have all the time in the world, then yes you can do it.

but unlike a non floyd guitar like les paul or something where changing tuning's may take you between 5-10 mins, changing the tuning's on a floyd is a time consuming task.

also it is not a recommended task, as depending on the tuning you will have to adjust the claw position and on a floyd rose guitar, constantly changing the claw position is not the best thing to do.

if you like to play with multiple tuning's get a couple of guitars and have them tuned to different tuning's. that's what most people do. i have my les paul tuned 1/2 step down and my ESP on to C#.
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#10
If you are planning on removing the locking nut, detuning, fine tuning every string and then putting the locking nut back on, then yes.

If you are planning on just quickly dropping the string down, then no.

The tuning of one string will affect the tuning of the other 5.
#11
Here is a fun little pedal.
Assuming you are in E standard, it will drop each string one semi tone up to 8 times. So you get Eb, D standard, Dflat, C standard, etc. You cant do drop D though, so you are outa luck with that.