Post by thesmitchens on Jan 2, 2008 13:49:33 GMT -4
Ok, so I've been ignoring setting up a guitar of mine with a Floyd Rose Speedloader because despite the simplicity of changing strings, setting the blasted thing up is atrocious. The main problem is as I tune it up, the bridge lifts and causes the other strings to go out of tune. I'm wondering if maybe I just picked up the wrong set of strings and put a heavier guage on there. I dunno, I only have the one Floyd Rose, so I haven't had a whole lot of experience with them. If someone else has a routine figured out, feel free to chime in.
Pick a gauge (and brand) that you will be comfortable with for a long time cause you don't want to repeat this too often.
puck the strings on and tune it up as normal. Take the back cover off to access the springs. Tighten them up a bit to compensate for the string tension. Repeat as necessary (maybe up to 15 times) as often as it takes.
I'd take it to a tech if there's a good one near by.
I'm reluctant to give you advice on how to set it up as I daren't even set up my own guitars. The only thing I dare do is change the strings, oh, and I've only just started attempting to adjust the intonation.
this is easy, just do what daardvark suggests. tighten the springs in the back of the guitar to bring the bridge back into the body, loosen them to bring it out. tune to pitch after each spring adjustment remembering that putting tension on the top e will nock the bottom e out a little, the amount will reduce with each round of tuning
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