#1
Hey there,

I'm sort of new to the whole Floyd-Rose restring game so please excuse my n00bness. Anyways so I recently restrung my MH-400 for the first time since buying it a few months ago.

But only problem is after playing it awhile after the restring, the bridge isn't level with the neck anymore--it's too high. I know that to adjust it I have to open up the back of the guitar, then play with the spring tension.

However since the strings are already set on it, does that mean I have to take them off to do so, and restring all over again?


Thank you very much in advance!
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-Epiphone Hummingbird
#2
no just loosen them just incase the sudden change in tension snaps them, get the tension right then tune (y)
#3
no, you leave the strings on while you change the tension, if you took them off the bridge wouldn't float, and it would be pointless as the springs resist against the strings, and take away what they pull against, the bridge would spin back.... haha... just make small adjustments to the springs till the bridge appears to level, then retune... then adjust... then retune and so on till its perfect.....
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#4
So I just loosen the strings a bunch, open the back up, then play with the tension on the springs?


Do I need something to hold the bridge in place or anything?


AND:

If I want to get the bridge lower, i.e. it's too high, does that mean I need to loosen or tighten the screws that adjust the springs?
Gear:
-Krank Krankenstein JR 50W
-Orange PPC112 w/ Celestion Vintage 30
-Gibson Les Paul Studio (white)
-Gibson Flying V
-MXR Carbon Copy
-Digitech Whammy
-Digitech JamMan
-Boss SD-1
-Epiphone Hummingbird
Last edited by WenisWeasel at Aug 3, 2008,
#5
Quote by WenisWeasel
So I just loosen the strings a bunch, open the back up, then play with the tension on the springs?


Do I need something to hold the bridge in place or anything?


you could but its not necessary, i use a 9v battery to kee p the bridge level. i just do it with the whammy bar and then adjust the rear tension to match the position it was at when it was completely level.
#6
OK.

But so if I want the bridge to be lower because it's too high,

then do I tighten or loosen the adjustment screws?
Gear:
-Krank Krankenstein JR 50W
-Orange PPC112 w/ Celestion Vintage 30
-Gibson Les Paul Studio (white)
-Gibson Flying V
-MXR Carbon Copy
-Digitech Whammy
-Digitech JamMan
-Boss SD-1
-Epiphone Hummingbird
#7
Tighten

Here's a good video about this stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNNAVzS3cS4
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Last edited by SupremeACL at Aug 3, 2008,
#8
Hmmm

so since it's too high, I LOOSEN the screws?

Are you sure? Because my bridge keeps on going even higher away from the body the more I loosen.


And what to do I do if one side is alot Higher then the other?
Gear:
-Krank Krankenstein JR 50W
-Orange PPC112 w/ Celestion Vintage 30
-Gibson Les Paul Studio (white)
-Gibson Flying V
-MXR Carbon Copy
-Digitech Whammy
-Digitech JamMan
-Boss SD-1
-Epiphone Hummingbird
Last edited by WenisWeasel at Aug 3, 2008,
#9
Well thanks for your help everyone, but I'm going to need help in person where I can ask questions and someone can show me.

I'm gonna take it down to the guitar shop.

Thanks for the help
Gear:
-Krank Krankenstein JR 50W
-Orange PPC112 w/ Celestion Vintage 30
-Gibson Les Paul Studio (white)
-Gibson Flying V
-MXR Carbon Copy
-Digitech Whammy
-Digitech JamMan
-Boss SD-1
-Epiphone Hummingbird