#1
Hey my friend let me borrow his Ibanez RG Series guitar with a floating tremelo. The thing is when im tuning it the tremelo rises alot to the point when its almost really far out is this where it should be or should it be parralel to the guitar? Also this guitar seems to not stay in tune is this normal with the RG series or am i doing something wrong?
#2
Your tromolo should be parralell to teh body and if it's rising either your spring aren't adjusted to the right tension or your tunign to high. Try losinging to springs a bit to bring teh brdige down andmake sure you do it teh right way. quarter turns and re-tune. it can be a long process but if you do it right you shouldn't have a prolbem
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#4
don't mess with the springs especially if it's not your guitar. what tension strings do you have on there you probably have to go lighter
#6
tighten springs, adjust tuning, tighten springs, adjust tuning, tighten springs, adjust tuning. Take it slow (it's easy to over adjust) and you should get it set up alright pretty easily. If it's a low end RG, that might explain the lack of tuning stability.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/index.htm
^everything you might wanna know about adjusting Ibanez trems.
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#7
Simple and proper tuning method. Dont be scared to adjust the springs.

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. "Cross-tuning" between strings if you want easier. Tune the low E string> A string> low E string again> D string> low E string>A string... and so forth. Keep repeating for all strings. To make it more easier, tune the low E generally a bit sharper or about half step sharper, so that you might not have to repeat crossing the strings again and again.
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) Be patient
6) If you're happy with your tunings and your bridge is well centered, lock in the nut
7) Tune again using the fine tuners

Also some tips - You might want to have at least 3 springs and after following the tuning method above, tighten the 2 claw's screw for about 1/8th or 1/4th more. This is to prevent your floating bridge from getting stuck to the knife edges on the posts (action studs) after you bend notes. You can ignore this if your bridge/trem is reliable (e.g. Edge Pro, Edge, ZR, Lo-Pro Edge, Original Floyd Rose, Licenced Floyd Rose by Kahler/Schaller/Gotoh). But still you may face this problem even if your bridge is very good.

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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#8
lol madpickin03's copy-paste method from his word document...
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#10
If you guys think that the steps isnt complete or missing something, or not clear about it, you can pm me for a change or anything. I'll do my best to update it and keeping it simple, rather than following 100 steps or 50 straight paragraphs frm other website
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