Music Gear News
Guitar Maintenance: Floyd Rose Tremolo String Tuning
- Loosen the three string clamps at the nut (three bolts at the top of the neck, near the headstock) and set your fine tuner screws (2) on the bridge to the middle of their adjustment range.
li>Superb prices on musical instruments
Tune the strings to the correct pitch with an electronic tuner starting with the low E.
When you have finished tuning all of the strings, check the tuning on the low E again. If the low E is now flat, re-tune the strings starting again with the low E but this time tune the E, A, D, G, and B strings a little bit sharp, then the high E to pitch. If the low E is sharp then do the opposite.
When the strings are at the desired pitch - check to see if the tremolo base plate is sitting parallel with the top surface of the guitar. If the tremolo base plate is tilted forward away from the body, you must tighten the tremolo springs tension by tightening the screws behind the plastic plate on the reverse of the guitar's body (these are called the spring claw screws and the plate will need removing for this) and then repeat step 3. If the tremolo base plate is tilted back toward the body, you must loosen the tremolo springs tension by turning the spring claw screws counter clockwise and repeat step 3.
When the tremolo base plate is sitting parallel to the face of the guitar and the strings are tuned to the desired pitch, tighten the three nut bolts located at the top of the neck near the headstock and re-tune (if necessary) once again using only the fine tuners. When tuning is complete, check the action of the strings off the neck. If your action is to high or too low, adjust the action with the two rocker screws (bridge pivot screws) using an Allen wrench. This adjustment will change your tuning. If your fine tuners run out of range and you cannot tune your guitar with them then you must repeat steps 1-4.
Dislcaimer: These are instructional articles only and should be carried out only by someone with a superb knowledge of their instrument. Gear4music is not responsible for any damage inflicted by following these guidelines.Posted on 20 Mar 2009 09:00 to category : Tips and advice
Related Music News
Update available to improve performance and fix bugs.
Shure recently discussed how guitarists can achieve great results when recording at home or in a small project studio. We took a look and picked out our favourite points.
Recreate the Brazilian carnival atmosphere at your World Cup party with our Samba instruments.
Many parents want to encourage their child to take up an instrument early on in life. Music can be a fun and rewarding activity for children but knowing where to start can be tricky. Here are our top picks for ideal starter instruments for children under 7.
You've spent ages perfecting your sound and now it's time to let others hear it too. Read our 8 Tips for Putting on a Great Live Show.
When you're shopping for a loudspeaker, often the specifications can seem a bit confusing! Use this guide to help you demystify common terms and find the right speaker for your needs.
Recent Music News
The third piece of software from Toontrack's run of Superior Drummer products, Superior Drummer 3 offers a whole range of brand new and enhanced features.
Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.
Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.
Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.
Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.
New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.