#2
For the first time you tune some new strings, unlock the nut and tune it that way. Once it's locked down again, use the fine tuners down at the bridge.
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#3
Like a normal guitar but instead of using the normal things you use, use the other ones downthere.
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#4
For the first time you tune some new strings, unlock the nut and tune it that way. Once it's locked down again, use the fine tuners down at the bridge.

What he said
Like a normal guitar but instead of using the normal things you use, use the other ones downthere.

...not what he said.

The thing to remember about a floyd rose is that the bridge is floating, so every time you adjust the tension of one string you affect all the others. It means tuning takes a little longer, becasue you have to tune one string, tune the next, then re-tune the first string, re-tune the next one etc etc. Once it's tuned though, it will hold it's tuning and you'll only need to make small adjustments with the fine tuners.

A couple of things to never do with a floyd.
...use alternate tunings unless you don't mind spending half an hour getting the thing set up again
...take all the strings off...this will remove the tension balancing the tremelo springs and at best you're bridge will end up pointing at the sky and take an age to get back level, at worst it'll fall off. When you change strings, change them one at a time.
...use the tuning pegs without unlocking the locking nut.
...change string gauge without adjusting the tremelo tension so the bridge remain level. If you switch to heavier strings in the same tuning you'll increas string tension and so will have to increase the tremelo tension to compensate. The revers applies if you switch to lighter strings.
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What he said

...not what he said.

The thing to remember about a floyd rose is that the bridge is floating, so every time you adjust the tension of one string you affect all the others. It means tuning takes a little longer, becasue you have to tune one string, tune the next, then re-tune the first string, re-tune the next one etc etc. Once it's tuned though, it will hold it's tuning and you'll only need to make small adjustments with the fine tuners.

A couple of things to never do with a floyd.
...use alternate tunings unless you don't mind spending half an hour getting the thing set up again
...take all the strings off...this will remove the tension balancing the tremelo springs and at best you're bridge will end up pointing at the sky and take an age to get back level, at worst it'll fall off. When you change strings, change them one at a time.
...use the tuning pegs without unlocking the locking nut.
...change string gauge without adjusting the tremelo tension so the bridge remain level. If you switch to heavier strings in the same tuning you'll increas string tension and so will have to increase the tremelo tension to compensate. The revers applies if you switch to lighter strings.

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