#1
Hey guys, I searched for a while but I couldn't find a suitable answer for this. I have an Ibanez with a ZR tremolo set up in standard E. When I want to switch over to Drop D tuning, can I just use the fine tuners on the 6th string while keeping the locking nuts on? Are there any disadvantages like the bridge going out of whack or something? I just never understood why people go out and buy D-Tuna's rather than utilizing the fine tuners to change the tuning. All Help greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
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#2
No you can't, because think about it, if the floyd is balanced, then its a combination of all strings keeping it there, so if you change one, the others will change with it, thus creating an out of tune instrument. You'll have to resetup the whole bridge basically.
#3
yes you can drop it to D using he ZR's fine tuners. just make sure you leave enough thread on the tuners in order to to be able to detune that low. i have an Ibanez S series with ZR bridge and it works for me. when you drop the E to D, some of the other strings may go slightly sharp a quick tuning adjustment on the other strings will probably be needed.
#4
P.S the ZR is not lik a floyd rose, the ZR is a system that ensures all strings return to pitch and therefore the bridg itself isnt actually floating like a FR. although you can remove the mechanism so that it switches to a full floating bridge.
#5
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No you can't, because think about it, if the floyd is balanced, then its a combination of all strings keeping it there, so if you change one, the others will change with it, thus creating an out of tune instrument. You'll have to resetup the whole bridge basically.


if it was a standard floyd I'd agree but the ZR has a system of springs to keep it tune as much as possible, it wont even go out of tune if a string breaks, so yes, you can use the fine tuners to drop it to D
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hey, since this is a thread about the ZR, i have a question that i've been wondering for a while now.. Is it possible to remove a zr and throw in a normal floyd rose? Normally I wouldnt, but with the graphtech ghost floyd rose (with piezo pickups.. mmmhh) its very tempting to buy an s body on ebay, but I wanna make sure it would work.
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hey, since this is a thread about the ZR, i have a question that i've been wondering for a while now.. Is it possible to remove a zr and throw in a normal floyd rose? Normally I wouldnt, but with the graphtech ghost floyd rose (with piezo pickups.. mmmhh) its very tempting to buy an s body on ebay, but I wanna make sure it would work.


I have no idea but try posting in the Guitar Building and Customizing forum or the Gear and Accessories forum, you'll get better answers in there.
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hey, since this is a thread about the ZR, i have a question that i've been wondering for a while now.. Is it possible to remove a zr and throw in a normal floyd rose? Normally I wouldnt, but with the graphtech ghost floyd rose (with piezo pickups.. mmmhh) its very tempting to buy an s body on ebay, but I wanna make sure it would work.


No, it's not possible, the ZR tremolo was specially designed for the S series Ibanez due to the lack of thickness for a OFR or Floyd rose style tremolo.

http://lawl.net/gtr/trems then look at the ZR. . . .
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