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> Guitar repair floyd rose tremolo.., floyd rose tremolo too high

Arizone80
post Feb 12 2013, 10:26 AM, updated 7y ago

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Hi all the experts here,

Wish to ask for some guidance here, my self own an Ibanez floyd rose tremolo, and i was having the similar problem previous when i change my guitar string, it seems cant get correct tune. and the tremolo was getting very high. That time lucky my friend intro me go and find Abang Din @ Penang and Abang din figure out, Mine guitar body was getting crack and he advice not to adjust the back of spring.. but seems he was pass away. today i having the same issue back.. i was trying not to adjust it but seems the tremolo was getting higher.. what should i do and how do i diagnose it?

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post Feb 12 2013, 03:48 PM

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if u cant adjust the springs, then obviously put more springs.
if springs slots already full, then upgrade to better springs.

i think logic would already dictate that answer.
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post Feb 13 2013, 04:43 PM

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QUOTE(Everdying @ Feb 12 2013, 03:48 PM)
if u cant adjust the springs, then obviously put more springs.
if springs slots already full, then upgrade to better springs.

i think logic would already dictate that answer.
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sound like changing spring can solve my issue?
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post Feb 13 2013, 05:42 PM

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how bad is that crack?

FR is all about balance between strings and springs tension. if you can't adjust the springs, then it's gonna be hard to offset the string tension.

did you use the same string gauge? if yes, try using a lighter gauge.

also like everdying said, add some more springs if you still have the slots for it.
Arizone80
post Feb 14 2013, 08:34 AM

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QUOTE(zeroglyph @ Feb 13 2013, 05:42 PM)
how bad is that crack?

FR is all about balance between strings and springs tension. if you can't adjust the springs, then it's gonna be hard to offset the string tension.

did you use the same string gauge? if yes, try using a lighter gauge.

also like everdying said, add some more springs if you still have the slots for it.
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According to Bang Din, seems it's worst and he keep on remind me don't simply adjust the springs anymore. i still remember that's somewhere body near tremolo inner area was crack he told me. but it's not visible at outlook. Sorry for i have no idea how crack was it. i may afraid i am doing more and the worst may lend to me.

here is the springs. not sure i still can add on?
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post Feb 14 2013, 03:03 PM

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QUOTE(Arizone80 @ Feb 14 2013, 08:34 AM)
According to Bang Din, seems it's worst and he keep on remind me don't simply adjust the springs anymore.  i still remember that's somewhere body near tremolo inner area was crack he told me. but it's not visible at outlook. Sorry for i have no idea how crack was it. i may afraid i am doing more and the worst may lend to me.

here is the springs. not sure i still can add on?
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can't see the crack from the pic. usually, if the FR is balanced, changing strings would not require re-balancing unless:
1. you're using a different gauge string
2. you messed up the stringing process. (should change the strings one-by-one)
3. something's wrong with guitar.

can you highlight the cracked area?
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post Feb 14 2013, 03:55 PM

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QUOTE(zeroglyph @ Feb 14 2013, 03:03 PM)
can't see the crack from the pic. usually, if the FR is balanced, changing strings would not require re-balancing unless:
1. you're using a different gauge string
2. you messed up the stringing process. (should change the strings one-by-one)
3. something's wrong with guitar.

can you highlight the cracked area?
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1..i am using 009 but current is 010.. will this cause the problem?
2...i am changing 1 by 1 string all the while.
3.. i am unsure where is went wrong...


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QUOTE(Arizone80 @ Feb 14 2013, 03:55 PM)
1..i am using 009 but current is 010.. will this cause the problem?
2...i am changing 1 by 1 string all the while.
3.. i am unsure where is went wrong...
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there you go,

higher string tension pulls the floyds forwards, this is normally balaned by tightening the screws at the back

since you say cannot tighten.....
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post Feb 14 2013, 07:02 PM

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firstly, that is one ugly looking trem block tongue.gif

but are u sure cannot add more springs? u dont own a screwdriver?
but assuming cannot add more springs due to that fugly block, and since u say the screw cannot tighten more, and that fugly block and claw holder cannot add more springs, then move the springs like this.
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that should help abit, if cannot, then u have to send guitar to someone repair the crack.

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post Feb 14 2013, 08:01 PM

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QUOTE(Everdying @ Feb 14 2013, 07:02 PM)
firstly, that is one ugly looking trem block tongue.gif

but are u sure cannot add more springs? u dont own a screwdriver?
but assuming cannot add more springs due to that fugly block, and since u say the screw cannot tighten more, and that fugly block and claw holder cannot add more springs, then move the springs like this.
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that should help abit, if cannot, then u have to send guitar to someone repair the crack.
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what's with the coins? shocking.gif

you're blocking the trem with it? wouldn't that make it rattle like a piggy bank?
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post Feb 14 2013, 08:06 PM

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QUOTE(zeroglyph @ Feb 14 2013, 08:01 PM)
what's with the coins?  shocking.gif

you're blocking the trem with it? wouldn't that make it rattle like a piggy bank?
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i just ask him do the springs like that...and the coins are for throwin at ppl in the crowd (if it was mine) tongue.gif


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