#1
is there anyway at all I can tune down to drop d with a floyd rose?

I use an ibanez rg 350dx. when I first got my guitar I didn't really know as much as I do now, and I played much more classical rock, but I've been listening to a lot of music that is played in drop d and I really want to play those songs :P

there was this little thing I saw online made by EVH that hooked onto the floyd rose, and when you flicked it, it tuned the E string to drop d, but this didn't work for "floating bridges" (I thought that what a floyd rose was supposed to be?)

is there any other way? or am I stuck in standard. I've tried to just, loosen the nut for the 5th and 6th string, tune down to D then tighten it back, but all the strings get out of wack when I do that.
#2
you will have to retune all the strings and rebalance your trem then put the locking nuts back on.
#3
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you will have to retune all the strings and rebalance your trem then put the locking nuts back on.


exactly wat he said. and its a little bit of a pain
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Quote by mmjohn
you will have to retune all the strings and rebalance your trem then put the locking nuts back on.


rubbish.
just retune and lock-up, and dont be so lazy about it. you do NOT have to balance your trem every time you change tuning, its ridiculous.

alternatively, just leave the nut unlocked if you dont need to use the bar, and just lock them when you go back to standard.
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so basically, unlock all the nuts, tune down to drop d. the change in tension will cause my bridge to dip in, and I just have to balance it out then lock the nuts back so the tension stays?

I don't think I'll be able to do this, lol.
edit: didn't see above post

so just leave the nuts unlocked when I play in drop d?
because yeah, I never ever use my trem bar.
Last edited by Frankup at Jul 6, 2008,
#7
i think to get the bridge to stay in the same place you have to redo the springs in the back because it is a slightly different tension.. drop D would cause it to go back into the body of the guitar more,
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#8
I have an edge III floyd rose (after doing a bit of research) and the d-tuna won't work for my bridge.
#9
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I got one and it will solve all your problems and more. Pretty much its a block for your trem that you can turn on and off. Trust me you wont regret it.

If you got any questions about it just PM me I got one myself.
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Another random question...

I just got my first guitar with a FR yesterday. The guy who I bought it from showed me how to tune it.

Basically what he does is he unlocked the nuts individually and tunes 2 strings at a time. That way you don't have to retune all of your strings if you just wanted to go drop D since you only need to tune 2 strings. He does the same thing when he retunes the all strings, where he tunes 2 strings, then locks it.

Doing this ok to do?

And I've heard of FR's having lower sustain but wow, its much different then playing a beefy Schecter.
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#11
Drop D isnt hard to do, it sucks, but it isnt as hard as everyone is saying..


If you have it set right, you might even be able to drop the D with your fine tuner on the E string.

I'm looking to get a tremol-no soon, i hate my Edge III.

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#12
i just loosen the fine tuner to get the drop D. though i'd love to get a D-tuna someday.
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#13
a big bump but just thought I'd say that I was able to get in drop d by using the fine tuner. I can adjust from E to D and back to E very easily. It messes with the tuning of your other strings just a tiny tiny tiny bit but it works.
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Quote by dark_gilbert
rubbish.
just retune and lock-up, and dont be so lazy about it. you do NOT have to balance your trem every time you change tuning, its ridiculous.

alternatively, just leave the nut unlocked if you dont need to use the bar, and just lock them when you go back to standard.

You're the one talking rubbish.

Especially when dealing with a cheap trem like the Edge 3 - leaving the bridge unbalanced puts extra strain on the already weak knife edges.
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Quote by Frankup
so basically, unlock all the nuts, tune down to drop d. the change in tension will cause my bridge to dip in, and I just have to balance it out then lock the nuts back so the tension stays?

I don't think I'll be able to do this, lol.
edit: didn't see above post

so just leave the nuts unlocked when I play in drop d?
because yeah, I never ever use my trem bar.

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if u never use the trem then sell / return the guitar thats what i did and i got a full refund cause the trem got all screwed p and they gave a "sweet heart" deal meaning that since im only 13 they figured that i didn't know about how hard those FR are they were nice and let me return it and got to use like $400 store credit or somin like that and bought SG fadeds
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