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Casketcrusher 2004-09-12 19:47

B Tuning with Floyd Rose
 
So many people tell me thatyou can't tune down to B and use a Floyd Rose. Even a guitar tech said "Even if you get more springs and heavier gage strings it still won't work." So how the hell does Exhumed, Cannibal Corpse (who play in Bb), Gorgasm,Skinless ect. play in B/Bb and use Floyd Rose? Do I have to get some custom made guitar or something? I really would like your help guys in telling me how I can play in B and use a Floyd Rose.

andrewc 2004-09-13 02:53

i think you might have to get the neck extended mate. most guitar shops will do this for you and it will cost about $70 from what i hear (thats about $40 for you) good luck.

ASSASSIN651 2004-09-13 06:32

Huh? I have my guitar tuned to B and I have a Floyd Rose......it works fine......I use 13-56's. The only thing you gotta do is mess around with the tension but when you get the tension right it should work fine.

Casketcrusher 2004-09-13 07:02

Quote:
Originally Posted by ASSASSIN651
Huh? I have my guitar tuned to B and I have a Floyd Rose......it works fine......I use 13-56's. The only thing you gotta do is mess around with the tension but when you get the tension right it should work fine.


Did you need to get more springs put in the back?

MoonRaven 2004-09-13 10:21

Quote:
Originally Posted by Casketcrusher
Did you need to get more springs put in the back?

take your guitar down to a guitar shop, tell them what you want done, and they'll do it.

BLS 2004-09-13 16:51

Have 5 springs, and tighten the spring holder thingy. It cna be done.

Casketcrusher 2004-09-13 18:11

OK it CAN be done.
But is there any problems I might run into. Like will the Floyd Rose still catch the stings if they are that low? If there are problems let me know.

BLS 2004-09-13 18:25

Might need a nut shim, and you'll need to raise the hight of the bridge. But other than that their shouldnt be any porblems.

ASSASSIN651 2004-09-13 19:17

I only have 3 springs.......I just messed around with the tension till it worked perfectly.

DeathCS 2004-09-13 20:03

Question, (probably arleady know this..)
Arent floyd roses good at having low tunings; better than like a tune o matic?

obrien20 2004-09-13 22:39

my floyd is tuned to Bb, and the action is really lower, i use 013's!!!
no problem, just like people said, give your guitar to a luthier, he will do the job!

LostAtLakeBodom 2004-09-16 14:58

The easiest way to has got to be taking the guitar to a music shop where they have professionals do the job. It's ridiculous to say a certain tuning can't be done, because almost everything can. A pro will know how many springs to use, what string gauge to use, all that kind of stuff. That's what the pros are for, for helping you out. Go talk to one, he'll sort you out.

bloodbathclown 2004-09-18 11:40

What about adjusting the trussrod.

I've seen it around some where that adjusting the gauge of ur strings and the tuning means you need to tighten/losen the trussrod?!?!

KthalEhthrek 2004-09-22 15:54

Aren't 7 Strings tuned to B?

DamageFan6984 2004-09-23 21:19

Loosen the metal thing your springs are attached to. Loosen them evenly... you'll need to mess with it a little bit. GOOD LUCK DUDE

:drunk:

DeathCS 2004-09-23 22:01

Quote:
Originally Posted by KthalEhthrek
Aren't 7 Strings tuned to B?

yes, which makes more scence for people tuning to B because then your not losing your high e string. + you can play KORN!!!

Mordor 2004-09-24 12:28

Quote:
Originally Posted by CANNIBALCORPSE
+ you can play KORN!!!


hahahahahahah :smash:

PrinceOfDarkness 2004-09-28 14:44

Tuning from B/C to Standard.
 
Ya i've got a Floyd Rose design to (Charvel :) ) and like it alot because i think i can tune easier with it but the problem i had was i outfitted it with 13-56s and tuned from B to D for perfect sound (got specifically to play Cradle of Filth :stoned: ) But the only problem i had was when i tried to tune back to E it would put a shitload of tension on the bridge and would bring it above the guitar lol. So it required alot of tweakage but id say the Floyd has many advantages for me over normal design.

Fakemind 2004-10-04 00:50

to get a floyd to b you have to lossen your tentioner springs in the back of your gutiar and raise the bridge a hair. you can do this more effitantly with hevier strings, (zakk sig 60-10 or 70-10 suggested) and your tech is a moron.

Soulinsane 2004-10-04 01:42

^ :confused: Lossen the springs? Don't you mean tighten.


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