#1
I recently changed strings for the first time on my new ibanez with edge pro 2 tremolo and when ever I try to tune it the tremolo always goes right to the bottom of it's cavity, I cannot get it in tune and have the trem parallel to the body of the guitar. any ideas on how I can fix this because I would really enjoy to play my new guitar
#2
whenever changing strings on a guitar with a floating bridge like an edge pro, you should change strings one string at a time to maintain tension on the bridge
#3
I did change it one string at a time, after it was tuned the trem was sitting right at the bottom
#8
Quote by Cory.Short
I recently changed strings for the first time on my new ibanez with edge pro 2 tremolo and when ever I try to tune it the tremolo always goes right to the bottom of it's cavity, I cannot get it in tune and have the trem parallel to the body of the guitar. any ideas on how I can fix this because I would really enjoy to play my new guitar

You need to adjust the 2 screws in the back of the guitar to make the floyd parallel to the body in your desired tuning. there is a tutorial on this, look in the tuts section of setting up a floyd rose
#9
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
http://www.jemsite.com/tech/1setup.htm#step1


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