Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Guitar Maintenance: Floyd Rose Tremolo String Tuning

  1. 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.
    Floyd Rose Tremolo parts
    Superb prices on musical instruments
    li>
  2. Tune the strings to the correct pitch with an electronic tuner starting with the low E.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

thumbnail

Update available to improve performance and fix bugs.

15 May 2015 07:00
thumbnail

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.

25 Jun 2014 14:15
thumbnail

Recreate the Brazilian carnival atmosphere at your World Cup party with our Samba instruments.

19 Jun 2014 09:46
thumbnail

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.

7 May 2014 11:16
thumbnail

We take a look at 11 apps you may want to try...

30 Sep 2013 14:34
thumbnail

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.

9 Sep 2013 15:09

Recent Music News

thumbnail

In a three week celebration extravaganza, the city of Liverpool will be paying testament to the legendary Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

24 Mar 2017 14:48
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.

17 Mar 2017 15:43