#1
Yesterday I bought a BC Rich Platinum Pro Beast and the guy told me about how tuning it is different from a regular electric guitar. I pretty much forgot how to do it so can anyone give me a little walk through because when I try tuning it it just keeps going out of tune.
#2
its a floating trem...

So tuning it takes hours of retuning. Check out the official floyd rose site they have instructions
#5
These tuning instructions from the Floyd Rose website are messed up. That's a lot of work just to tune the damn thing. And now for some reason the high and low E strings are touching the screws that keep the pickups in, so they don't really ring at all. Now I gotta go take this Beast in.
#6
If take it in, and got it out back, you still have to face floyd rose's tuning, you wont go to GCs everytime your guitar goes out of tune. Probably the bridge is too sunk inside, anyways, sites too messed up? try these instead. REMEMBER, if the bridge are too sunk inside, dive down your tremolo down until your bridge rests parallel to the body, then tune the low E to hold the bridge in place.

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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#7
Thanks man. If I adjust the way my tremolo sits, will it fix the problem of my strings touching the pickup screws?
#8
Yes, you always adjust it parallel to the body, just see the pic guide i gave.
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