#1
Hi, i recently bought a new ibanez rg350dx and it is equipped with a floyd rose bridge, problem is i can seem to tune it into drop D or back again without it going hopelessly out of tune within seconds...... all help will be usefull

Thank you in advance
#2
you using the (dunno the correct name) micro tuners at the bottom at the bridge? also i guess its floating...most drastic thing you could do would be to keep the floyd flush to the body... but that means u could only dive one way......but i suck with floys so blah blah
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#4
also you might want to buy a product that helps keep the trem stable when you go to drop d and back to standard e. product = tremol-no
#5
You'd need to retune the whole thing all over again. And if you're thinking of getting a tremol-no, READ thru them properly, there are many cases of tremol-no failures that are sent back to Kevan coz ppl dont actually know how to set them up and by the time they want to lock it, they've already ruined the lock bearing.

Since you just bought the RG350, i heavily suggest that you use 9s-hybrid string gauges, also lube up the trem posts using lipbalm/chapstick to improve the stability of the trem for now and in the future.

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, Licensed 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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