#1
Ok so I bought a Ibanez RG 4EX1 like an hour ago and I got home and tried dropping it into C tuning, so then the system wasnt "floating" so I tried adjusting the springs, but screws ended coming out and I had to screw them back in. So I figured forget it, now im trying to put it back in standard tuning and everytime I tune 1 string like 10 seconds later its like a whole step down... Has this happen to anyone else? I need a solution to this. I want to play it so damn bad already.

Im not sure if its an edgeIII or a licensed floyd....it just says ibanez on the system.
#2
it will be an edge trem. not sure what model

if i were you you should take it to a tech and get it sorted out otherwise you might end up damaging it.
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If you knew you'd be playing around with tunings you shouldn't have gone for a guitar with a floating trem, especially if you haven't had any experience with that particular trem before.

Look into a Tremel-no.
#5
I dont "play around" with tunings, I bought this guitar purposely for Drop C. I have my other guitars for other and standard tunings.
#6
you know on Floyd rose systems you have to constantly retune when tuning (E then A then E then A the D then E etc etc) until you get it in tune, since added tension on one string reduces it on another
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#7
String tension always has to balance spring tension on a Floyd, so if you de-tune you need to loosen the springs too. If you were de-tuning as far as C with 9's or 10's then it's likely the string tension was simply too low and there wasn't enough leeway in the trem screws to lower the spring tension enough - stick some 11's on it and see how you go.
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String tension always has to balance spring tension on a Floyd, so if you de-tune you need to loosen the springs too. If you were de-tuning as far as C with 9's or 10's then it's likely the string tension was simply too low and there wasn't enough leeway in the trem screws to lower the spring tension enough - stick some 11's on it and see how you go.


I was told if I dropped some 11's on it, I would need another spring. Im going to try it though.


EDIT: and the guy before steven seagull, I tried it but the thing was coming up from the body and didn't look like the system normally looked.
#9
STOP

Do NOT try tuning into drop C with a ibanez with a floating trem- i nearly ****ed mine up
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#11
yes you can, you just have to make sure it's setup properly. It would be advisable to take it to a tech for a real setup, since you really only want it for this tuning, and you probably won't be changing it much after that. A tech can adjust the truss, action, and compensate with the springs to equal the lower string tension in drop C.
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#13
yeah, they have techs. Not sure if it's covered under their warranty service, but it's worth checking up on. A setup shouldn't be expensive anyway however, call around some local shops and get a couple estimates. Ideally it would be nice to be able to watch them do it, so you could do it yourself down the road.
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Depends on the tech/person and their knowledge base. Could take from simple 10minutes to an hour, varies.
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#17
I do it myself. All you need is heavier gauge strings, most likely another spring and then a few adjustments to the truss rod and action.