#1
Hi.. im changing my strings over a Floyd Rose bridge to a lighter gauge.. is there any truss rod or spring adjustment that needs to be made?? or is it only for like the heavier gauge ??
#2
if its to a lighhter guage you might have to releive some tension so just get it tuned up but before you lock the nut thats when you adjust the springs until its even and in tune then just go about your normal guitar playing
#3
so wait wait.. how do i relieve the tension and stuff?? is there any adjustment i need to make??? and wats tuned up mean?? like tuning or some intonation stuff??
#4
Plz follow these simple steps, what gauge are you moving from and to which?

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, until the bridge is parallel to the body.
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://www.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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#5
im moving from a .10 or a .09 to a .08 i think.. its the factory strings man.. i think theyve used the medium gauge.. help??
#6
What guitar issit on? Ibanez factory settings use .9s. And there shouldnt be much change on the truss rod or intonation, it should be fine coz thats not too of an obvious change. But you should check the intonation and neck relief just to be sure. And, see properly at the new strings, what gauge issit? Refer to my post above for tuning method.

EDIT: If you're changing to .008, it might be a hybrid too, so the high string might be a 0.046. But it shouldnt be much difference to the guitar itself, you should be fine.
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Last edited by madpickin03 at Jun 3, 2006,
#8
if u go to 8's ull probably pick up fret buzz.

if u still want to and dont care about the tone lose with lighter strings, then tune it up and follow madpicks instructions.
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#9
I think im sure that the Yamaha uses a .009.

Like jen said^, you will experience the loss of tone coz its getting thinner, but it isnt noticable if you use .008-.032 for a long period of time. However, if you are using hybrid strings, like .008-.046, you will hear a slight change in the bass and treble area. I sorta hear them clearly coz im using .009-.046. But if you cover it up with enough distortion, it kinda makes it unnoticed (still noticable to me).
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#11
Hmmm, might get slight of a buzz on the low E, anyways, string it and see what happens.
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