#1
Can you use any string thickness with a floyd rose? I was thinkin' about trying 10's.
#2
i was told by a guitar tech at guitar center the standard setup for a floyd rose is 9's
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#3
you can use any strings but you may have do adjust the trem if you change gauges
#4
Don't get super heavy string on a FR, it will pull the bridge up really high, and raise the action, and just make it crappy. I know this from experience.
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#6
if you switch to heavier gauges you just have to adjust the strings in the back. you might have to add a spring
#7
Quote by calebrocker
Don't get super heavy string on a FR, it will pull the bridge up really high, and raise the action, and just make it crappy. I know this from experience.


thats why you ajust the bridge to level it out.
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#8
So it would be possible to play .011's in a FR then?
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#10
^ 0.011s tuned to C would work...I did that for Vai's Bad Horsie.
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#13
I use 11 gauge on my FR (which is currently stringless)

And I have a packet of strings (given randomly by a friend) and I don't know what gauge they are...

.010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046

Would those be 10 gauge then?
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#14
a small gauge change will make almost no difference, although you might have to adjust the spring/string tension ratio (the trem screws) and the truss rod. And IMO, i just wouldn't put 0.13s on anything.
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#16
Quote by calebrocker
Don't get super heavy string on a FR, it will pull the bridge up really high, and raise the action, and just make it crappy. I know this from experience.


It depends what tuning. I know this from experience.
#18
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hmm, how about .013s tuned to drop C?


that works out easily, and comfortably just fitting the strings in the saddle would be your concern
#19
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i use .60 - .14 on my floyd. i had to ajust the truss od and the bidge to level it out though



you use 14's **** me have your fingers lost all the skin on them,


also i didnt know they made 14's i thought the most was 13's
#20
My teacher says back when he started there was basically only 14's, and higher.
#22
you could use any gauge you want. it's just that you'd have to add more springs in the back.
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you could use any gauge you want. it's just that you'd have to add more springs in the back.


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actually its not see if im on 13's and decide to go down to 9's then his post becomes incorrect because i would a)remove a springs b)loosen the trem claw or c) a+b. so yeh.

you can use any gauge you want as long as you make the specific changes to the springs required for the strings
#25
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you use 14's **** me have your fingers lost all the skin on them,


also i didnt know they made 14's i thought the most was 13's


you are such a pussy
#26
Quote by calebrocker
Don't get super heavy string on a FR, it will pull the bridge up really high, and raise the action, and just make it crappy. I know this from experience.


thats only before you adjust the claw in the back of the guitar which i assume you didnt do
#27
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actually its not see if im on 13's and decide to go down to 9's then his post becomes incorrect because i would a)remove a springs b)loosen the trem claw or c) a+b. so yeh.

you can use any gauge you want as long as you make the specific changes to the springs required for the strings


Or you can take some old lego and put it behind the trem block
#28
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Or you can take some old lego and put it behind the trem block


no, not the lego
#29
Quote by calebrocker
Don't get super heavy string on a FR, it will pull the bridge up really high, and raise the action, and just make it crappy. I know this from experience.



from your experience, did it occur to you to add spring tension to make up for the added string tension?
Just checking