#1
i f***ed up and took all the strings off on my floyd rose when i was changing them instead of changing one string at a time, and now it's like the whole damn thing is stuck and i have to push the bar down and tighten the strings tight as hell to raise the bridge up and the B and E strings are fretting out and won't even play, does anyone know how to fix this problem? any advice would be appreciated big time

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#2
Wow ... that sucks.
Put an eraser or a 9V battery to hold up the bridge while you fix the strings.
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#4
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Wow ... that sucks.
Put an eraser or a 9V battery to hold up the bridge while you fix the strings.



thanks i'll give that a shot
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#6
Restring it completely and it'll be fine, it'll just might take you about an hour to get it in tune.
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#7
Next time you restring a floyd, first replace the low E string, then the high E string, then the A, then the B, then the D and finally the G. So don't take off all the strings in one time, do it one string at a time.
That's the fastest way without having to spend lot of time retuning.
#8
So the whole thing has dropped off the posts and into the cavity? I did that once. I just put some of the strings on (the thicker ones) and tightened them a little at a time while holding the unit in the slots on the posts until it could stay there by itself.
#9
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So the whole thing has dropped off the posts and into the cavity? I did that once. I just put some of the strings on (the thicker ones) and tightened them a little at a time while holding the unit in the slots on the posts until it could stay there by itself.


Or just use the tremolo bar to straighten the floyd, and put a spoon between the floyd and the guitar body. Use a sock or something not to damage the body & paint.
#10
thanks for all the advice....i finally got it late last nite, i ended up putting a pencil under the bridge so it would stay straight with the neck and retuned all the strings and finally the floyd stayed raised up, but i had a hell of a time tuning the strings and getting them to stay in tune.....i guess it serves me right though, it's been about 2 or 3 years since i've even touched a guitar with a floating bridge but i was in a pawnshop yesterday and seen a LTD KH-602 with nothing wrong with it for only 500 dollars, so after playing it for a few. and divebombing the hell out of it and it staying perfectly in tune i pretty much decided i had to scoop it up before someone else did. an 1100 dollar guitar for only 500 seemed like a fair deal to me...i just got too excited about cleaning and polishing it up and changing the strings so i could rip out metallica tunes all nite and TRY to play like Kirk that i forgot the one string at a time rule, but anyway it doesn't matter, it only takes one f##k up like that and you'll remember how to do it riht from now on...haha but anyway thanks for all the help guys
#11
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Or just use the tremolo bar to straighten the floyd, and put a spoon between the floyd and the guitar body. Use a sock or something not to damage the body & paint.

Then you'd have to put it pretty far underneath the trem... I tried putting something under the rear to keep it up, but the front just dipped out of the post grooves again.