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post Sep 5 2009, 11:57 AM
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Hi all,

When I have to downtune a guitar half a step I usually do it with my SG, being fixed bridge. It's easy & fast to go back & forth between standard & downtuned with that one.

But lately I've been thinking about doing that with my strat too. That strat is proffesionally setup for standard tuning though.

Would downtuning the strat half a step work fine without any further intonation/set-up?
Or would I have to set-up the trem. bridge every time I change between tunings?

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post Sep 5 2009, 12:23 PM
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Maybe your tremolo will go more to the right (closer to the body). In that case turn the back of your guitar and screw those 3 springs a bit more to move the tremolo back. This is only the case if your tremolo goes in both directions.


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post Sep 5 2009, 12:25 PM
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There is no need for intonation and neck bow setup when you are only going down half a step but you might have to adjust the trem like Emir said...

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post Sep 5 2009, 01:09 PM
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It's fine:P I got 5 springs, in it because I use 0.11's and normal and half step down tuning... it's all fine!


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post Sep 5 2009, 01:12 PM
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Ok, thanks guys smile.gif


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post Sep 5 2009, 10:37 PM
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It will work no problems, as everyone said. If you have floating trem it will go down tho..


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post Sep 5 2009, 11:14 PM
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Yes it's floating, so I guess it will go down, but hopefully not too much!


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