#1
i was trying to put some heavy strings on my guitar today and i have a floyd rose tremolo, when i tighten up the strings they pull the tremolo all the way up, would putting some extra springs in the back help fix this?
#2
actually, you should be able to remedy the problem at least a bit if you screw in the hook thing that attaches to the springs in the back. but really, you'd probably be better off just getting it professionally set up or sticking with the standard string gauge.
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Either that or tighten up the claw in the back cavity.
No big deal, but you usually need to reset your floyd after changing gauges/tunings.

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#4
Yeah just tighten up the claw in the back.
I use 52-10's in standard tuning and I didn't need an extra spring.
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Yeah just tighten up the claw in the back.
I use 52-10's in standard tuning and I didn't need an extra spring.



The stings i got are DR Mega heavys (.56-.13)
#7
You will also need to adjust your truss rod because your neck will be bent upward more, so the action will suck. I recommend letting it set up professionally, or find a guide on the truss rod.
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The stings i got are DR Mega heavys (.56-.13)


Are you drop-tuning? Because if you aren't get new strings, Floyd's are designed to work with 9's or 10's in standard. There's going to be a hell of a lot of tension with 13's and if it's a cheap Floyd it'll probably crap out in no time, I personally wouldn't do it even with a good bridge.

Either way the bridge is going to be near-unusable with 13's. You either need to change strings or change guitars.

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Are you drop-tuning? Because if you aren't get new strings, Floyd's are designed to work with 9's or 10's in standard. There's going to be a hell of a lot of tension with 13's and if it's a cheap Floyd it'll probably crap out in no time, I personally wouldn't do it even with a good bridge.

Either way the bridge is going to be near-unusable with 13's. You either need to change strings or change guitars.

Moral of the story - do your research and buy things that are suitable for what you want to do.



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#10
You shouldn't have to put in an extra spring if you're tuned that low, you sohuld be able to balance the bridge just by using the trem claw screws.
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