#1
well i bought my jackson ke 3 about 4 weeks ago and when i tuned it down to d the trem didnt work, the string kept hitting the pickup, so i took it to the shop under warrenty and they gave me a set up with heavier strings, so i get it back today in e tuning played fine, i tried to tune it to d, well i coudlt play a note on the bottom e string cos there was so much buzz was unbelivable, just vibrating against metal, the bridge is a licensed floyd rose, also i tried tuning it back up to e and still loads of buzz, not as much as before though


what do you think it could be and what could i do?
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#2
When you detuned, did the bridge sink down into the cavity? That would explain the string dropping down and hitting the fretboard (hence the buzzing).
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#5
loads of guys with tremelo's down tune :S
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#6
Quote by woodsballplayer
yeah dude, the only way you can down tune with a tremolo is if you get a tremolno.


No, you just adjust the string tension like for drop tuning, loosen the springs allowing the strings to have an equal amount of pull to keep the brigde level. do the oposite if your strings are pulling the bridge up. Tremol-No's are for keeping your bridge stationary so that you cant use them.
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#7
Quote by woodsballplayer
yeah dude, the only way you can down tune with a tremolo is if you get a tremolno. Or learn how to set up your guitar


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Yeah, it's entirely possible to downtune with a tremolo without a Tremol-No, but you would have to adjust your bridge. Downtuning reduces the tension on your strings and therefore your bridge, so your bridge will sink down into the cavity. To counteract that, you need to relieve some of the tension on the bridge side of your guitar, by removing your back plate and loosening screws (or possibly even removing a spring). See if you can do that, and let us know if it helps.
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#9
i didnt set up the guitar, the guitar specialist at my local guitar shop did, hmm how do i lossen the springs, your talking to a guitar newb
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#10
you can also raise the posts that the knife edges sit on and that should stop the buzzing , they just raise/lower your action.
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#11
Quote by ChazBcWarlock
i didnt set up the guitar, the guitar specialist at my local guitar shop did, hmm how do i lossen the springs, your talking to a guitar newb


Check out the ultimate floyd rose setup guide sticky. its really simple once you get the hang of it. its just a matter of balancing string and spring tensions.
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#12
Quote by ChazBcWarlock
i didnt set up the guitar, the guitar specialist at my local guitar shop did, hmm how do i lossen the springs, your talking to a guitar newb


It's best to just leave a trem guitar in one tuning.

I'd recommend buying another guitar for down tunings.

or get a tremel-no.
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#13
im now loosening the springs, how much should i loosen?
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#14
if the guitar was initially set up in E-standard tuning, he may also have an issue with the neck bowing backwards when tuned down 1 whole step, no?
#15
Quote by sethp
if the guitar was initially set up in E-standard tuning, he may also have an issue with the neck bowing backwards when tuned down 1 whole step, no?


Not necessarily - might only need a slight adjustment, if anything.
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#16
should i get it looser or tighter?
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#17
my friend told me to loosen it right down, position bridge then tighten, is that correct?
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#18
Quote by ChazBcWarlock
my friend told me to loosen it right down, position bridge then tighten, is that correct?


Nope - if your bridge is spot on in standard then your string tension will be lower if you tune to D, so you need to loosen the springs a bit, but not loads. Best thing to do is loosen the springs slightly then tune down and work from there.
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