SO I just got a used Jackson with a floyd rose tremolo....

i read that the bridge is suposed to be paralell with the guitar and this one is very slightly leaning towards the neck, it looks like a mm above, but its in tune and sounds fine, should i fix it so its paralell and if so whats a good site with step by step instructions?
Its up to you. Youtube has some good videos. Its not that hard.


dont know about any sites but i would definately fix it, basically if you down tune all the strings about a quarter of a step (undo the locking nuts first) then open up the back and tighten the screws holding the trem claw then check the tuning and go back to standard. then ya have to check the level of the bridge again and adjust it accordingly, retune, adjust, retune until you get the bridge parallel to the body, sounds like a fair bit of mucking around but if your only about 1mm out it shouldnt take too long.
Its always good to make it as perfectly aligned to the body as possible. Here, this fixes everything....

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

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Idon't know why people think FR are so complicated. I was all worried about getting a guitar with one but I restrung/adjusted action and everything in about 20mins. The only thing I can't figure out is intonation. But that doesn't bother me anyway.