#1
When adjusting the 2 screws to make the bridge parallel to the body should I detune the guitar to releave the string tension or should I just go ahead and adjust the screws with the guitar tuned?

Thanks, a floyd rose noob
#3
Unless you're talking about major adjustments just turn the screws and retune as necessary.
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#4
Adjusting the spring tension will make the guitar go out of tune anyway, so there's no point.
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#5
Sorry, for clarification are you talking about the 'spring claw' screws or the 'saddle' screws?

Assuming spring claw, depends which way you are going (increasing or decreasing tension). If you are tightening it, in which case a stray string popping may be a cause to arterial bleeding. Tension, plus more tension can't be good for anything IMO....I say this after spending 3 nights (around 9 hours) restringing FR, adjusting TR, adding springs, adjusting action and intonation for this first time ever. It was a learning curve but not beyond the realms of man.

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#6
If you're screwing in the spring claw, loosen up the strings, adjust the screws, and then retune.
#8
I always jam a piece of cloth or foam under to keep it level and adjust up or down to it. That way the string tension remains relatively the same.
#9
i would detune the guitar in case it chews up your knife edges
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#10
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i would detune the guitar in case it chews up your knife edges


That's what I was gonna say. It sounds like you're talking about the big screws on the sides, for moving the bridge up and down, not the spring claw. If that's the case, you don't want the strings at full tension when you turn those screws. It dulls the shit out of the knife edges. I know some people don't worry about it, especially if they're just doing a quick small adjustment, but if you want your floyd to last a long time, there's no reason not to be careful and do it right.
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#11
the_bi99man yeah I ment the screws for the trem claw. You
think I should detune it a little just to compensate for it going sharp when I turn the screws?
#12
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the_bi99man yeah I ment the screws for the trem claw. You
think I should detune it a little just to compensate for it going sharp when I turn the screws?

If you're doing any adjustment of the spring claw you're gonna have to retune anyway. That's how a floating bridge works. It's a constant balancing act between the strings on top and the springs in the back. Any adjustment on one side will need to be compensated on the other, to keep it both in tune and in the correct physical position.
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