#1
I have a Floyd Rose Bridge,5 springs under it and my strings are D'Addario .011-.049.
The Problem is that when i try to tune the guitar the bridge won't stay steady and consequently all the previous tuned strings are detunning.I thought that if I added more springs I would solve this problem.I had 3,I added 2 more but the problem remains.Even if my bridge is parallel with the body the bridge is moving.What can i do???
#2
You arent doing it right actually. You actually dont need 5 springs, 3 is enough prior that you set it in an arrow shape " /|\ ". Follow these simple steps and plz be patient. What i did was, after tuning the 1st string, tune the 2nd, and then the 3rd, then check back the 1st string. And always make the bridge parallel to the body. And again, plz be patient.

Tuning Floyd Rose:
1) Loosen the locking nut
2) Set your fine tuners to middle position
3) Tune up your guitar to standard or whichever tunings u wish
4) If the floating bridge comes out, loosen the tunings and then tighten the springs in the tremolo cavity at the back, if the bridge sinks, then vice-versa
5) If you're happy with your tunings and your bridge is well centered, lock in the nut
6) Tune again using the fine tuners

more info on tuning floyd roses - http://www.floydrose.com/originaltremolo.html
info on changing strings - http://ultimate-guitar.com/columns/features/steal_this_video_re-stringing_guitar.html
picture guide on how to perform the #4 step mentioned above - http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/floydrosetremolo.htm
http://www.jemsite.com/tech/1setup.htm#step1
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Last edited by madpickin03 at May 28, 2006,
#4
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#5
Whoa, i set it other way around, to give balance to the bridge, since you're pulling it from bottom, the upper bridge kinda left loose with no springs. It may be bad if your trem is made out of cheap metal.
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#7
Try paralleling it to each other like this, " | | | " 1st.
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#9
Tune it up, see whether the bridge is puking out or sinking inside, if so, adjust the trem's claw screws.
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#10
yep, i use the parallel method as the springs arent being as stretched out as much as in an arrow configuration. also you could try putting 2 springs for the low e and a strings and one spring for the high e string
#11
ok.my guitar is really in tune now , the bridge is completely parallel with the body now but i'm not sure if the next timethat i try to tune the guitar the bridge won't be moving
#12
if it doesnt work just redo everything all over again. no matter how hard you try a floyd will give you hassles
#14
Dont do anything until the tuning starts to lose. If so, just repeat my steps above.
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