#1
Hey can sum1 help give me tips or tell me how to tune my guitar with the floyd rose system, cuz i just bought a new guitar and it has the floyd rose system and well i was in a hurry so i didnt have time to let the guys at the shop tune it and i figured i could tune it myself.... i was wrong can u help me out here?
#2
Well you see the thing at the top with the three knobs on, at the nut, you basically (to completely tune) have to undo those with an allen key and do it as normal, but make sure to reset teh little fine tuners on the bridge back to the middle for fine tuning up or down, lock the nut again, and you are away! Hope that made sense...
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#3
k ive got the tunning down but now i have another big problem when i play the string there to close to the fret board and they hit it*cry* i swear im break this guitar
#4
Quote by davidson22
k ive got the tunning down but now i have another big problem when i play the string there to close to the fret board and they hit it*cry* i swear im break this guitar


Ahah I got my first Floyd Rose just over a month ago in my Epi Goth Les Paul Studio and had the same situation as you. After I finally figured out the tuning and changing strings, my string hits the fretboard, I just took it to a shop and got them to set it up correctly.
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#5
Dude, calm down. A floating bridge takes time and patience to adjust, espescially when you're inexperienced with it. My advice is, go read through the tech sections of www.ibanezrules.com and www.jemsite.com (the two sites are both ibanez specific, but they're the best resources on floating bridges I've found on the net) that should answer most of your questions. Now come back if you're still having major problems. Don't be afraid to bring it to a shop btw.
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#6
yeah ill guess ill just take it to a shop... thanks anyways guys ur help was much appreciated
#7
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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