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post Jan 6 2010, 02:01 PM
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I noticed that we only have a restringing lesson 4 guitars without floyd ... Could any instuctor make a spoken lesson demonstrating how to restring a guitar w/ floyd rose ???
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post Jan 6 2010, 02:12 PM
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post Jan 6 2010, 02:21 PM
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I have a Wiki article planned to cover re-stringing and set up of a Floyd equipped guitar. It'll be a follow up to a 'Build your own Floyd guitar' article.
I don't have the facility to do a Video Lesson as such, but if I can get myself sorted to do one I will!!
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post Jan 6 2010, 02:26 PM
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Is the lesson really needed for that? I simply take off my strings and put the new ones smile.gif There is no big science about it unless you've never dealed with floyd rose guitar. Even in that case it is very simple to do and figure out in a minute.


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post Jan 6 2010, 03:02 PM
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Well, there are many tips and tricks that can help you a lot with restringing and changing gauges in only a few minutes. I am pretty good at understanding the mechanics, so I never had any probems with a floyd, but there are people who are complete noobs at that field, or haven't ever dealed with floyd, so I think it would be useful to make a lesson on that.


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post Jan 6 2010, 04:24 PM
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post Jan 6 2010, 09:15 PM
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I guess it'd be a lot easier if you just block your tremolo when changing strings,
people use many things for that, piece of wood etc but I strongly recommend you THIS. wink.gif


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post Jan 6 2010, 10:26 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_qLi_cWQLc

is that video correct ?? i was told that you souldn´t take alll the strings off .. ( you sold tkate them and replace them one by one ... is this true cause the guy in that vid takes them all of at once ??)

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post Jan 7 2010, 12:44 AM
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I wanted to make this tutorial, but I don't have a FL guitar, so this is the reason smile.gif Although many tips from existing tutorial can be applied to FL type of guitar too.


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post Jan 7 2010, 01:36 AM
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QUOTE (ruben_mcn @ Jan 6 2010, 10:26 PM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_qLi_cWQLc

is that video correct ?? i was told that you souldn´t take alll the strings off .. ( you sold tkate them and replace them one by one ... is this true cause the guy in that vid takes them all of at once ??)


The advice not to take all strings off at once is what i heard, too. If you replace them one by one you can tune the new ones easier and you have less tuning work to do after, thats my experience.

But from time to time you want to clean the fretboard or something else, you have to take off all the strings. And personally, i dont like it to have to have tension on the trem all the way through the changing process because that leaves me with one hand only for the main work. So what i do is, i block the trem at its initial position so it cant "fall" into the body, that way i can easily change the strings, clean the fretboard and so on (For my guitar, it would be bad to let the trem just fall because it would damage the paint in the trem cavity, and i dont like that...). I usualy use a custom made piece of wood to block witha soft cloth to protect the paint under it. Its good to use something for the blocking that wont touch the screws you need to loosen (Thats why i custome made a piece of wood for my guitar wink.gif ).


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post Jan 7 2010, 01:38 AM
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QUOTE (ruben_mcn @ Jan 6 2010, 10:26 PM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_qLi_cWQLc

is that video correct ?? i was told that you souldn´t take alll the strings off .. ( you sold tkate them and replace them one by one ... is this true cause the guy in that vid takes them all of at once ??)


Well yeah, replacing them one by one is probably easier tuning wise,
you replace one, tune it, then another one etc.
Bad thing about it is that you are not able to fully clean up your fretboard. wink.gif

QUOTE (twist @ Jan 7 2010, 01:36 AM) *
The advice not to take all strings off at once is what i heard, too. If you replace them one by one you can tune the new ones easier and you have less tuning work to do after, thats my experience.

But from time to time you want to clean the fretboard or something else, you have to take off all the strings. And personally, i dont like it to have to have tension on the trem all the way through the changing process because that leaves me with one hand only for the main work. So what i do is, i block the trem at its initial position so it cant "fall" into the body, that way i can easily change the strings, clean the fretboard and so on (For my guitar, it would be bad to let the trem just fall because it would damage the paint in the trem cavity, and i dont like that...). I usualy use a custom made piece of wood to block witha soft cloth to protect the paint under it. Its good to use something for the blocking that wont touch the screws you need to loosen (Thats why i custome made a piece of wood for my guitar wink.gif ).


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QUOTE (ruben_mcn @ Jan 6 2010, 09:26 PM) *
i was told that you souldn´t take alll the strings off ..

That depends how you prefer it. It's because the floyd goes back if there are no strings so you have to hold it while putting new ones. I do it that "harder" way smile.gif Muris posted link for the nice tool which can avoid that trouble.


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post Jan 7 2010, 12:22 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jan 6 2010, 08:15 PM) *
I guess it'd be a lot easier if you just block your tremolo when changing strings,
people use many things for that, piece of wood etc but I strongly recommend you THIS. wink.gif


Thanks muirs i will see if i can get one of thouse =)


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QUOTE (purple hayes @ Jan 6 2010, 04:24 PM) *


Excellent video, thanks!

Though I rather change them one by one, but the video gives some nice tips and eventually I'll have to remove them all at the same time so... cool cool.gif


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post Jan 7 2010, 02:59 PM
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Hey guys,

i made one week before and used this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1c-7-VMY_w...feature=related

i had no problems with restringing biggrin.gif


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In my experience I've never had a problem removing all strings at once on an FR. As long as it was correctly set-up beforehand it may need a very slight adjustment to the spring tension to compensate the new strings but it will only be very minimal. Changing them one at a time is recommended to alleviate some of this problem, but once in a while you may want to remove them all for cleaning purposes and I would recommend making a small wooden block to block off the Trem.
Another thing to think of is that as it's a new Guitar the Springs may take a while to settle in and so again I would recommend singular string changing!
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post Jan 7 2010, 04:05 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jan 6 2010, 09:15 PM) *
I guess it'd be a lot easier if you just block your tremolo when changing strings,
people use many things for that, piece of wood etc but I strongly recommend you THIS. wink.gif


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