#1
Hey sup, I got a custom built 1984 Charvel... with a Jackson/ Floyd Rose Tremelo. (non-recessed). I need to drop it to drop C tuning (C,G,C,F,A,D) and when i try the strings just turn into noodles... people tell me to take it to guitar center and they will do it, but i dont wanna spend the money (aint got none). How do i drop my guitar to C tuning with keeping the strings from sticking to the pickups? Do i need new springs? An adjustment? A detailed way how would be awesome.

Thanks
#2
You just tighten the springs to counter the strings going like noodles.
#3
If you're saying your strings are too loose when you tune to drop C, you're solution would be thicker strings.
#4
I would suggest a heavier gauge set of strings. That will maintain good tension on the guitar and therefore you wont feel like you are playing on spaghetti. I had to do this with my guitar with a floyd rose when i went down a half step, but i did it also to correct some other issues.
#6
If your untightening the whole nut it will do that. only untightening one bolt at a time.
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#7
So how would I tighten the springs?

Thanks i'll try heavier strings too.

I tried that nut dealio too and it didn't work.
#8
Only drop tune if you plan to keep it in that tuning indefinetly, otherwise there's a LOT of messing around switching tunings.
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#9
On the back there should be a cover, take it off and you'll see the tremolo springs. Tighten the screws going towards the neck and it'll add tension. You can always add a spring too, which I did when I used to play in real low tunings.
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#10
i went to B on a pair of 10's or 11's, the thickness doesnt make a differnce, its your birdge, take the pressure pads off, down tune it, then re stabilize the bridge. its not that hard, i dont know why its giving you a hard time, you have a charvel you seem like you know what your doing. you might want to bring it in if its being a bitch to you.
#11
Yeah thanks for the help you guys i think i have a problem thou with the trem. So i just decided to take it in and they said that it needed new springs and stuff like this, but yeah now i know haha thanks for all ur help.