#1
Well I'm currently looking into a guitar with the floyd rose setup. I had the chance to try it out at the store but only for like 5 seconds but I really liked it, even though I was playing on a peice of crap amp.
My friend, however has a guitar with the floyd rose too. I like the bridge on it, the action is incredible low(which i like) and is parralel to the neck all the way down. I'm not sure how the tremelo arm is, but I never use it on my strat so I don't really care.
The thing with my friends guit ar though, is the place where the neck and head join (not sure what its called, i think its the "nut"). There are these things are are soposed to lock the strings in place so they don't come out of tune. But every time I get there, it is way out. And you can't tune it into dropped D either. So what I'm wondering is, how hard is it to take the "locking nut" (i guess) off and replace it with a regular "nut".
Or is the "locking nut" actually good and maybe my friend is just dumb?
I don't know any thing about floyd rose lol.
#2
Quote by OXXOI777777
Well I'm currently looking into a guitar with the floyd rose setup. I had the chance to try it out at the store but only for like 5 seconds but I really liked it, even though I was playing on a peice of crap amp.
My friend, however has a guitar with the floyd rose too. I like the bridge on it, the action is incredible low(which i like) and is parralel to the neck all the way down. I'm not sure how the tremelo arm is, but I never use it on my strat so I don't really care.
The thing with my friends guit ar though, is the place where the neck and head join (not sure what its called, i think its the "nut"). There are these things are are soposed to lock the strings in place so they don't come out of tune. But every time I get there, it is way out. And you can't tune it into dropped D either. So what I'm wondering is, how hard is it to take the "locking nut" (i guess) off and replace it with a regular "nut".
Or is the "locking nut" actually good and maybe my friend is just dumb?
I don't know any thing about floyd rose lol.


You're going to need a locking nut if you plan on using a floyd rose.
#3
The locking nut should have 3 screws that press the string against it and hold it still there so when you use the trem it dosent stretch the string off the tuning posts, i am guessing your friends is missing the 3 locking screws or hes not tightening them enough. also it is a floating tremolo so you cant just go to drop d, when you lower the e all the others rise (i think)
#4
Yah, you need to have the nut locked when you are using the trem but you take it off when you have to tune it and such.
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