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 Changing

  1. Unlock the three bolts at the nut (located at the top of the neck near the headstock) with the 3mm allen wrench provided with the guitar or bridge.
Floyd Rose Tremolo parts
Superb prices on musical instruments
  1. Set the fine-tuners (2) on the bridge to the middle of there tuning range.

  2. Change one string at a time (starting at either E string) by first loosening the string and unclamping it at the saddle (3) with the 3mm allen wrench. Cut the ball off the string with a pair of wire cutters.

  3. Place the freshly cut string end into the center of the saddle and tighten the clamping screw until it is difficult to turn.

  4. Thread the other end of the string under its nut clamp (located at the top of the neck near the headstock) and under the string hold down bar, then to the tuning key and tune the string. Pull on the string until it is tight around the tuning key and re-tune. Repeat steps 2 -5 for every string, then check tuning of every string.

  5. Re-clamp the three bolts on the neck near the headstock to secure the strings.

  6. Check your tuning once again making any adjustments this time with your fine-tuners only.

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

Don't leave it to trial and error. With a bit of research, you can find your perfect pair of drumsticks.

27 Jun 2019 10:57
thumbnail

Gear4music social media competitions | terms and conditions of entry

7 Nov 2018 10:12
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

Some people could find the prospect of recording an electric guitar quite daunting, but musicians and engineers in fact have many options open to them.

3 Sep 2009 16:01
thumbnail

Musicians who record at home to produce demos or professional quality recordings can build up a vast array of equipment to come up with their ideal sound. However, it is not just the instruments themselves that can determine how a recording turns out, as the engineering and production can potentially make or break a track.

26 Jun 2009 17:18

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Summer NAMM 2019 is one of the music industry's biggest annual tradeshows. Every year promises a raft of exciting new products, so read on to find out about the new guitars of 2019.

18 Jul 2019 13:52
thumbnail

Ableton has just announced CV Tools. Users can now control their modular or CV-based gear with a compatible dc-coupled audio interface. Bring your analog and digital gear together like never before.

16 Jul 2019 16:13
thumbnail

Summer Concert Season brings the charisma of classical music to life! If you're feeling inspired, check out our top choices for the beginner classical instruments you can start learning today.

16 Jul 2019 10:01
thumbnail

Win a Marshall sweater, bag, and wallet, worth nearly 150 GBP! Enter before 29th July for your chance to win.

15 Jul 2019 16:31
thumbnail

Gear4music was recently given the honour and privilege of visiting the Istanbul Agop headquarters! We sent one lucky member of the team to see the creation process of these traditional Turkish cymbals first-hand. Read more and see what we learned!

15 Jul 2019 16:01
thumbnail

How do you practise? How do you get into professional playing? How did a violin accident kick-start Tom's drumming career? Find out all this and more...

12 Jul 2019 12:32