#1
Hey people,

snapped my b string playing lacuna coil songs today (thats the 7th string, not the 2nd string) so brought new strings.

i whacked them on and tuned it to standard tuning ( string guage from high to low : .10 .13 .17 .26 .36 .46 .54), and looked at the bridge (floyd rose) and it was sitting about an inch up off the body...heres the question:

will having the bridge up that high damage it? did i do something wrong or do i just need diffrent guage strings?

Thanks guys
Current Gear:

J&D Luthiers 7 string.
Ashton GA100 Amp.
Digitech RP80 & Grunge.
Boss Superchorus.
Berhenger Wah.
Carton of Victoria Bitter.
Pack of Winfeild Blue.
#2
Adjust the springs in the back. You're using higher gauge strings so there's more tension, but the springs for the floyd are still set up for your lower gauge, low tension strings.
#3
ahahhaha floyd rose and string guages...= huge headache

if the wood/screws are weak then yeah it'd probably damage it

but if you have an orignal floyd plus a nice, strong wood you're probably ok..

but to be safe read your manual, since its a 7 string floyd.
it probably shouldn't be that high but who knows..

floyds = awesome + headaches
#4
oh uh.. a tremstopper would help.

if you do find/make one, remove all the strings..
make the bridge flush with the body and the right height. (dunno what that is)

then proceed to string and tune it

gently remove the string block and stabilize the strings..
retune
lock the nuts
fine tune

hopefully you should be ok
#5
well the wood is nice and strong (can serve up headaches to who ever stands in the way) so i think it should be right, i would check the users manual but f***. aint get one, spewin.

i was thinking if i just brought a set of lower guage strings would that fix it? its anoying coz i never had this trouble with me old 6 string...
Current Gear:

J&D Luthiers 7 string.
Ashton GA100 Amp.
Digitech RP80 & Grunge.
Boss Superchorus.
Berhenger Wah.
Carton of Victoria Bitter.
Pack of Winfeild Blue.