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post Dec 15 2009, 09:06 PM
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Hi

I`m asking on behalf of a friend which has started to play guitar after 6-7 months break or so. He has an Ibanez RG with what I believe is a Licensed floyd rose...but it could be a ibanez trem as well. I don`t know, anyways:

The guitar has been standing in a gig bag all this time, without strings. He asked me if he needs to do anything special when re-stringing, but I wasn`t able to give a good answer at the spot. After a long time without strings, does the springs need some kind of stretching or what?
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post Dec 15 2009, 09:32 PM
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He will need new strings and the knowledge how to set up a Floyd rose guitar from the gorund up, which is kinda tricky if you don't know how to do it. The neck must be adjusted after having no strings on, the floyd rose needs to be set up and balnaced out with the strings.

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post Dec 15 2009, 09:49 PM
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As Zakk says, new strings and a set-up. possible neck adjustment, but it may not need it. Only way to know for sure is to string it up, set the String/Spring tension and let the whole thing settle down over a few days. Small adjustments may be necessary over these few days and then you'll be able to see if the neck need adjusting or not.


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post Dec 15 2009, 10:14 PM
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alrighty
I had an rg until a couple of months ago, so I`ve done my adjustmens with the FR, but if neck adjustments is needed, I think I`m just telling him to see a tech smile.gif

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post Dec 16 2009, 12:27 AM
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I think I have never taken all the strings off on my RG, I would say, go to the tech


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post Dec 16 2009, 02:30 AM
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A setup must be done probably. If he wants to save a LOT of headache, better take it to the tech.


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post Dec 16 2009, 08:52 PM
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The tuning is a headache on FR guitar, if you're stringing from zero. The problem is, because you need to balance the pitch on each string while tuning. That's because, when you tune one string up, the other strings tune down, because the springs become more tense, and release the tension on all strings. So you need to carefully balance while you tune your guitar.
And, if the springs haven't corroded, they should be good for using smile.gif


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