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beebo
post Apr 5 2007, 11:22 PM
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Hello everyone I got my new guitar once again or traded it in. p.s.( I'm no where rich so don't think that)
I put my new strings on and now I can't even play past about the 8th fret because the strings are to low to the neck. That is because of the floyd rose or whammy bar(whatever u wanna call it) is to low and I need help raising it. Any help. plz respond quickly! sad.gif
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post Apr 5 2007, 11:37 PM
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so the guitar came with strings and you took them off and put new ones on?

you have to remember with floyd roses, the string tension must be equal to the spring tension.


is the bridge parallel to the body?
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post Apr 6 2007, 12:53 AM
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QUOTE (beebo @ Apr 5 2007, 06:22 PM) *
Hello everyone I got my new guitar once again or traded it in. p.s.( I'm no where rich so don't think that)
I put my new strings on and now I can't even play past about the 8th fret because the strings are to low to the neck. That is because of the floyd rose or whammy bar(whatever u wanna call it) is to low and I need help raising it. Any help. plz respond quickly! sad.gif


I had a similar issue. Only in the opposite direction. I went from 9 - 46 strings to 10 - 52's and the bridge raised up while tuning more so for the top 2 strings. I had to add springs to pull in back down. You may need to either remove springs or back off the holding screws that hold the spring mount. (Be careful to not over do it on the screws)

This was something I did not take in to account when changing string gauge. IF you can get away with spring changes, it is best to reduce the work when going back to the original gauge
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post Apr 6 2007, 02:19 AM
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This site helped me alot in restringing and setting up my Floyd ROSE..
http://www.floydrose.com/originaltremolo.html


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post Apr 6 2007, 10:08 AM
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Did you put thinner strings on so that the FR lowered itself backwards so to say?
If you did you'll have to untighten the tension screws inside and finaly when you get it in tune the FR should be in level with the body. Either that - to have it in level - or have two notches aligned with the body. It's different on different models.


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post Apr 6 2007, 01:02 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1c-7-VMY_w

found this for you beebo smile.gif
my brother watched it and sorted out his floyd rose

good luck
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post Apr 6 2007, 10:15 PM
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QUOTE (chainsbroken @ Apr 5 2007, 05:19 PM) *
This site helped me alot in restringing and setting up my Floyd ROSE..
http://www.floydrose.com/originaltremolo.html

I don't undersand any of the inscrutions sad.gif

QUOTE (moles @ Apr 6 2007, 04:02 AM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1c-7-VMY_w

found this for you beebo smile.gif
my brother watched it and sorted out his floyd rose

good luck

Wow that's probably the best help I've had since I can actually see it.
But sadly I have a different setup by a little bit and can't adjust the springs that way.
Even worse I can't figure out how ot adjust the springs and have the tension and spring setup
equal to each other sad.gif sad.gif
But thanks though!
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post Apr 6 2007, 10:18 PM
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Beebo - best bet....check out a local guitar shop and ask the tech how much $ for him to set it up for you....if you don't know what you're doing, you could screw up your new guitar....not trying to scare you, but a setup is usually relatively inexpensive and could save you a lot of hassle. It's worth checking out, at least.

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post Apr 6 2007, 10:19 PM
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QUOTE (wheeler @ Apr 6 2007, 01:18 PM) *
Beebo - best bet....check out a local guitar shop and ask the tech how much $ for him to set it up for you....if you don't know what you're doing, you could screw up your new guitar....not trying to scare you, but a setup is usually relatively inexpensive and could save you a lot of hassle. It's worth checking out, at least.

How much do you think it would cost Wheeler?
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post Apr 6 2007, 10:22 PM
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QUOTE (beebo @ Apr 6 2007, 04:19 PM) *
How much do you think it would cost Wheeler?


I just got my Parker Fly set up a couple weeks ago for about $20, and it also has a pain-in-the-ass tremelo system on it.
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post Apr 6 2007, 10:24 PM
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QUOTE (wheeler @ Apr 6 2007, 01:22 PM) *
I just got my Parker Fly set up a couple weeks ago for about $20, and it also has a pain-in-the-ass tremelo system on it.

Wait blink.gif so does your guitar work better or worse now?
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post Apr 6 2007, 10:26 PM
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QUOTE (beebo @ Apr 6 2007, 04:24 PM) *
Wait blink.gif so does your guitar work better or worse now?


MUCH better. I just meant that the Floyd Rose is a complicated tremelo, and my guitar has a different but also fairly complicated tremelo, so the cost for your setup shouldn't be much more than mine...unless my tech guy is cheap....not sure, never gone to anyone else for a setup.
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post Apr 6 2007, 10:29 PM
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What if my floyd rose is a little different from yours? Will that change the pric
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post Apr 6 2007, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE (beebo @ Apr 6 2007, 04:29 PM) *
What if my floyd rose is a little different from yours? Will that change the pric

The price will probably be different anyways, just because it'll be a different shop doing it for you...it's like taking your car to a different mechanic or something. Could cost more, could cost less. But Floyd Rose tremelos are very widely used, so anybody claiming to be a guitar tech and taking money to fix a guitar should be pretty familiar with it and be able to work on it easily. I don't think it should cost you much more than what it cost me, might even cost less. And they should be able to do it pretty quickly.
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post Apr 6 2007, 11:15 PM
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QUOTE (wheeler @ Apr 6 2007, 01:36 PM) *
The price will probably be different anyways, just because it'll be a different shop doing it for you...it's like taking your car to a different mechanic or something. Could cost more, could cost less. But Floyd Rose tremelos are very widely used, so anybody claiming to be a guitar tech and taking money to fix a guitar should be pretty familiar with it and be able to work on it easily. I don't think it should cost you much more than what it cost me, might even cost less. And they should be able to do it pretty quickly.

Gotcha biggrin.gif
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post Apr 6 2007, 11:50 PM
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Try taking the guitar to the store and ask them what went wrong after you changed the strings. They might just throw you a freebie. I mean, if I sold a guitar to a kid I'd feel responsible for that it works.


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post Apr 7 2007, 12:23 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Apr 6 2007, 02:50 PM) *
Try taking the guitar to the store and ask them what went wrong after you changed the strings. They might just throw you a freebie. I mean, if I sold a guitar to a kid I'd feel responsible for that it works.

Yea I am only 14 so they should but you know how people are these days. As long as they get there money it's all that counts. Well, most people these days. dry.gif
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