#1
i have an ibanez rg350dx and it has an edge 3 tremelo wich is basicaly a floyd rose. its locked in in the standard e tuning and i was wondering how i could tune the top e string down to d to play some metal. basicaly is there anyway besides unscrewing the lock in nuts?
#2
You block the trem, unlock the nut, adjust springs in the back of guitar as necessary, then tune guitar as necessary.

At least that's how I did back when my trem wasn't blocked (I think)...

EDIT: OH yeah and you have to go back and unblock/lock as necessary...
Last edited by T!AN at Jun 25, 2008,
#3
Unlock it or buy a D-Tuna.
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#4
nope

undo the locking nut, retune, tighten the nut, fine tune, done

not the end of the world

or get an EVH D-tuna
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#5
No

Floyd Roses are not retuning friendly

Just to change the tunings you have to go throuhg the whole tuning and balancing every string process...it is much more bother than it is worth
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Just to change the tunings you have to go throuhg the whole tuning and balancing every string process...it is much more bother than it is worth

When you say things like that it becomes obvious you don't know what you're talking about, so don't.

At least my answer (as lazy as it was) was on the right track.
#7
if you tune it so that the bottom string is in tune when you have the fine adjustment screw right the way in, you can tune it down one tone - you then have to adjust the rest of the strings slightly (still with the fine adjustment screws) - the G requires a little more loosening than the other ones Okay, fine so it's not perfect, but it's pretty close.

oh, and
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... how i could tune the top e string down to d to...

It's the BOTTOM e

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#8
the only way i know is to unscrew the lock
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#9
That's about it, either buy a D-Tuna (make sure your tremelo doesn't sit to low in the body)

or, loosen the low E nut near the neck, and drop your tune, and retighten it. Now fine tune the rest with the fine tuners. You should be ok.
#11
Invest in a tremel-no. You'll be able to block/unblock the trem in just a few seconds to change tunings. Or you can set it up to "dive only" mode which will only let the trem move in one direction. Meaning that you can safely drop the low e down to d without affecting the other strings.
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#13
i always just adjusted the screws in the back until it was right.* It may take a little while but you'll get it.* Another reason i hate floyd roses.