#1
hey guys, i have an ibanez with an edge III, im really sick of going between drop d, drop c, and standard tuning because you have to re adjust everything ever time you want to change your tuning. Is there a way to make your floyd rose into a hardtail, by blocking it, so that you can just dive bomb? id really like some instructions on how to do this if its possible, thanks
#3
me too
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#8
Blocking it will stop it moving completely, you won't be able to dive either.
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#10
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Thats when ya say

"Damn.. I shoulda got a hardtail"

No, that's when you shove a block of wood in the cavity. You can take it out whenever you feel like going Steve Vai
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#11
The floating mechanics of the bridge add a lot to the tone of the guitar. Putting a block in there essentially makes it a hardtail. Its the same as locking the bridge down to the body of a strat vs floating.

Two very different sounds!
#12
Quote by Silky Smooth
The floating mechanics of the bridge add a lot to the tone of the guitar. Putting a block in there essentially makes it a hardtail. Its the same as locking the bridge down to the body of a strat vs floating.

Two very different sounds!



Yes, but does blocking the tremolo give you the palm muting advantages of a hardtail? Can you really go hamfisted with your picking hand without the strings going sharp?
#13
Quote by DeathShredder23
Yes, but does blocking the tremolo give you the palm muting advantages of a hardtail? Can you really go hamfisted with your picking hand without the strings going sharp?


Absolutely yes. I blocked both sides of my Floyd for that very reason; I couldn't stand how the strings/bridge felt when playing hard, chugging/galloping riffs. I also get more sustain. However, I do very much like the fine tuners on my Floyd -- which are still usable even when the bridge is blocked.
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