#1
I didn't know where to post this but here we go..

I just bought an ibenez370DX But when i try to tune in like Eb or D it doesn't stay there. It goes back up, to E its very wierd. I got the locking nuts and im not even sure if im tuning the right way. I undo the nuts with my alan key then tune it and tighten it back up. But when i try that with like D tuning it doesn't stay in tune. Any ideas on how to get it to stay in drop tuning.... I probably won't read this for a while again so please PM me...
Equipment:
Ibenez 370 DX.
Jay Turser strat knockoff.
Crestwood 12 string acoustic.
Peavey Rage 158 Amp
Digitech RP200.
#3
dude its a edge 3. mine used to do that, but i ****ed around with it for a few week and it worked out. sort of.
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#5
Hmm, he said he just bought it, and by seeing his rig, he have ye' olde strat knockoff. So my guess is that, TS, you're new with Floyd rose style floating bridges. You need to loosen the back spring to a reasonable length, follow these simple instructions and 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. "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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