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Rooks
post Jul 12 2008, 02:15 PM
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Hello GMC smile.gif

I Found out that I went a bit in over my head with this one dry.gif
Last week I bought my new Cort EVL X4, Little I suspected about this floating bridge. I believe its called a "Floyd Rose" by principle. This contraption apparantly is very useful, but difficult to operate. And so far it proved quite the puzzle.

I know I might shouldn't have chosen a guitar with this accessory as a beginner, but now the damage is done and I really like the guitar.

Wondered if there's some "FR for beginners" now I did purchase this device..



As far as I figured;
1: Normal tuners, on this guitar, I suspect they are only used to "rough tune" the strings.

2: At top, string retainer (Should not be adjusted by me I think) And at the arrow is the nut lock system. My preliminary observation and crude research tell me; that after the normal tuners have been roughly adjusted, you lock the strings with this.

3: And this is where one fine adjust the tuning on the top screws. I would think the floating bridge should be as aligned with the guitar body as possible at standard tuning floating position.

I know at some point I make some mistake in this, because I can't get it to work properly. Everytime I tune the strings, they are out of tune when I check them over afterwards; And I can just keep going like this.

Another wierd thing is, that the B string and the bottom E, sometimes when I tune them they "jump" and make a really creepy sound. Like when I turn the tuner the string hesitate just a bit and then "yank" This happens both when loosened and tightened. Everytime when I turn the normal tuners, the nut lock has been loosened, All 3 screws.

This is a Cort EVL X4, The strings on it are the ones equipped out-of box. As far as I can tell on Cort's site it should be D'addario EXL110(046-010). My tuner is a Korg CA-30 Chromatic tuner. When I use it, the guitar's volume knob is at max. and jacked directly into the tuner.

I feel like I'm being pranked here, and I'm desperate to get my new guitar to work properly sad.gif Please help.
-Rooks. (Edited for typo)

This post has been edited by Rooks: Jul 12 2008, 02:18 PM


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post Jul 12 2008, 02:24 PM
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Are they going sharp or going flat?

If they are going sharp, you need to loosen the spring adjustment screws at the back of the guitar.
Remember: Make TINY tiny adjustments here!

See this: http://www.glowingtubes.com/p/FloydTuning.htm##setup

If they are going flat, maybe you need to stretch the strings.

Generally, do not lock the nut until the strings stay in tune.
Leave it for a couple of days.

See also this:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=7476

Hope that helps!

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post Jul 12 2008, 02:40 PM
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Thanks alot, that link simplifies it a bit biggrin.gif

-Rooks


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