#1
I have an ibanez rg..a fairly cheap one at that..
with a floyd rose tremelo. Because some of my frets didt make much noise as the other ones, i requested some help a while ago here on ug. i did everything you guys told me to and just messing around with my bridge, one whole side of the bridge popped out..it took a while to get it back in. since i simpy cannot play my guitar with the strings too high.. i brought them down and found my guitar in extremely low tune.. as i was bringing them back in normal tune..my strings had rose considerably..after hours of fiddling i have brought my guitar strings down to where i like them but could not keep them in perfect tune. they are always one half step down..If i try to bring them up im afriad they will go back down after each strings tuning and they will raise..
How do i tune my guitar back normally w/o bringing the action up. Or is my guitar just ****ed forever?
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congrats, you made me chuckle at your stupidity.

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#2
Hmm, who told you to mess up your bridge....anyways, follow these simple steps

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.

Stretch the strings first if they're new

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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#3
Quote by madpickin03
Hmm, who told you to mess up your bridge....anyways, follow these simple steps

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.

Stretch the strings first if they're new

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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thx
ill try the cross tuning thing ...
Quote by bajeda
congrats, you made me chuckle at your stupidity.

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#4
this didnt help
its at almot normal tuning decreasing every second
and now the strings are too high.........ahhhhhhhhjkghdkwd
Quote by bajeda
congrats, you made me chuckle at your stupidity.

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#6
thank you mad pickin tightenin the cavity worked!
thx guys
Quote by bajeda
congrats, you made me chuckle at your stupidity.

Seinfeld Club
#7
I take it that you havent read all the steps and posted that it doesnt work, anyways just read through all of it and the tips too.

"Play with your ears" - Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert
Thats what she said...
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#8
you do understand how the floyd works right? If you increase the tension in any one string (tighten the string) all of the other strings go flat.
#9
As for tuning technique you might also want to try Low E---> High E , A----> B, D----G and repeat if necessary. Don't know about others but it works the best for me.
Gear:
Black Jackson Dinky 2
Peavey Envoy 110
and that's it.