#1
When tuning your guitar to standard, make sure the fine tuner for the low E string is set almost as high as it will go, then tune to E, replace string locks on neck. Fine tune until you get a perfect E. You can then use the fine tuner to tune into drop-d. I do this on my Edge III and have no problems with the bridge being wonky etc, and all the other strings stay in tune fine.

Hope this works on Floyd Roses too, otherwise i've just made an idiot of myself...
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#2
I bought a second hand yamaha at my local shop and I only got it because of its floyd rose. It is a pretty old style floyd rose but works and I figured out how to do that too. I detune to drop D alot so its useful.
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#3
Yeah, I have 2 bands one that uses standard, one that uses drop-d, so i was like 'hey, wait, i have fine tuners here, why don't i just use them?'
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#4
yeah the fine-tuners work well for detuning, or even tuning correctly if you're in a shop and a guitar with a double-locking trem is slightly off.
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yeah the fine-tuners work well for detuning, or even tuning correctly if you're in a shop and a guitar with a double-locking trem is slightly off.

That's what fine tuners are for.

It depends on the trem system... Some have wide enough range to tune to drop D, others don't. My brother's Squier Stagemaster can, for instance, but I heard of some others that can't.
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#6
How exactly do the other strings not go out of tune when you tune down the e? Because unless I'm missing something, there is still a fundamental problem with overall tension if you downtune.
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#7
When i tried this before, the other strings go sharp because you've lowered the tension in the E string.
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#8
In my experience, the tension change isn't great enough to make an appreciable difference.
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#9
Quote by Pete Griffin
When i tried this before, the other strings go sharp because you've lowered the tension in the E string.


Exactly. I do it when I'm playing on my own, but I would never do it with a band, because then it would all be horrible out of tune. And there's really not that much difference in opening the nut and tuning the normal way.
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#11
It doesn't work, simple as - you CANNOT change the string tension on a flloyd-type floating bridge with out sending things horribly out of tune. If you have a tremsetter, Ibanez backstop or similar then you adjust it so it's possible, same for the ZR trem, but for a normal, unmodified floyd type it'll always send you out of tune.
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#13
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#14
YES! score! with my guitar i find the other strings go unnoticably sharp, but only by the slightest amount, not enough to hear any difference...
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#15
^ Then you definetely need more ear training. Just leaving it slightly out of tune would be enough to throw the intonation off on higher frets.
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It doesn't work, simple as - you CANNOT change the string tension on a flloyd-type floating bridge with out sending things horribly out of tune. If you have a tremsetter, Ibanez backstop or similar then you adjust it so it's possible, same for the ZR trem, but for a normal, unmodified floyd type it'll always send you out of tune.



At least someone gets it. Hell, it'll happen to any floating trem (logically), my Kahler does it as well.