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Floyd Rose Tremolo Setup (English)

by jeremyrules06 • 695,185 views

Setting up a Floyd Rose Tremolo can be a little tricky. Especially when changing the strings. Martin, the guitar player and singer of the German Alternative Rock Band Jeremy from Aachen shows you...

Dude don't apologize for your German accent.  Germans are awesome. 
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I love that accent, it's actually not very strong, before you said it was German I couldn't tell where it was from, and I actually learned German in school (only for two years so far, but I've learned a lot on my own)
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I'm terrible about changing strings. I got an axe with a Floyd Rose Special one and a half years ago and just yesterday tried to change them, ended up wasting a pack of strings because I completely forgot to keep the balance. I loosened those screws in the back way too much and the springs had little to no pull once I was done, and the bridge was at a 45 degree angle to the body. If only I would've watched this video beforehand. Thanks a lot, Martin. :)
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Your accent is BAD ASS. Thanks for the video. After I'm done here I'm going to go and listen to it in German.
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Your English is great. I have had a Razorback V Explosion for 4 years and have never been able to get the Floyd right. I am going to try again with your video.
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Thanx, man! Just bought a used floyd rose-equipped guitar. Your tutorial was very welcome!
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Great video! Thanks for helping me understand F Rose bridges.
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question- you know when the floyd rose is flush with the body, do both of the screws that hold the tremolo to the body have t be exactly the same hight?
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Fantastic video. I always feel rather embarrassed that I barely speak any language besides English. Still, huge thanks for making this tutorial in English, all the way back in 2007, I realize. ;)
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My Floyd rose bridge was too high up.I did what u said and I found out the 2 screws at the back were really loose so i loosened the strings until the bridge went down onto the body of the guitar. Then I tightened the 2 screws like u said at the back which were really loose and Now the bridge is flat again.Many thanks to u. I found out if u tune strings too high than natural pitch it can also pull up the Floyd rose tremolo up as well. This was my first time I did this I was scared i would damage it. Think you once again.
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I have a question, I have 3 springs screwed all the way in the body and the floyd still leans forward towards the pickup. Why is this? I thought about lowering the tree by the locking nut to help tension but it did nothing. I'm building this guitar so I'm lost and have no idea what to do:/
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Awesome !!!... Just what I was looking for _\/,, Peace & \,,|R&R|,,/
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This is the ONLY useful video on YouTube for these instructions. Thank you so much!
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useful aside from tuning the guitar laying down. 
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this is the best one I've seen yet.
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great tutorial. i lost the account of times that i watch it. in a week i will have my guitar with floyd rose special. thank to bring some light and simplicity to floyd rose.
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Thanks a lot dude. I actually fixed mine in less than 10 minutes. The best Floyd Rose instructional video!
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Brilliant video....this guy is a legend!
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than you sir, you've stopped me from going crazy!! I never would have figured out those spring tension screws in the back. thank you,
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Your accent is great! I learned how to restring my Floyd Rose, but now I want to watch Die Hard. 
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People have this kind of problems with tuning up a your Floyd Rose....Really? You all do know there is a level on the side of the bridge right...well its more of a straight edge along the side....When you get strung up start bringing the tension up on both the low E and the G string as you do that every once in a while pick up the slack from the other strings as well but always keep the tension on the E and G until the straight edge is almost level then tune up the guitar the rest of the way it takes me like two minuets to tune up a new set this way and I don't have to worry about scratching the finish on my guitar.        
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thanks mate. saved me a lot of time!
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Thanks! Love your accent! :) Just what i was looking for - a really quick and insightful tutorial, easy and straight forward. Greetings and many thanks from Belfast!
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Dude, this actually fkin works :D You're my hero :D
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Why not use a cloth or rag, that is what I use. It can save your finish over time!
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Still a bit new to the Floyd Rose and this does provide some helpful hints. Thanks very much.  Oh, and don't sweat your accent, you're great.
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Thanks a million man! I managed to fix this problem on the first try thanks to you. You are the first link I found that made after seeing dozens of crazy theories out there.
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I have ILT1 tremolo bridge and the problem is everytime i set it up and pull up or down the Floyd rose bridge with the tremolo arm the tuning changes accordingly like maybe a half set up or down .. Pls can u help ?
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Haha, I use a toothbrush the long way to hold the Floyd in place when changing strings. Been doing it since the 80's
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German accent? God, I wish I could speak German as well as you speak English!
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Hey Thank You very much. I just changed from down a step to regular tuning and was trying to figure out how the heck to adjust the springs !
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Perfect English. You speak it a lot better than many (first language) English speaking people We've all got different accents regardless. Great Video and thanks for the help.
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That's not a Floyd Rose. That's an Ibanez Edge Pro. Know the difference. 
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great tutorial! Thanks!
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Dude Thanks alot!!Ive been tryn to get my ibanez floyd rose for like a month...Worked perfectly..
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Very helpfull. Finally answered a few questions I had. What I dont have a spoon though.....?
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Dude. You're a legend! I just put new strings on that were a different gauge and the bridge tilted up raising the action! Cheers!
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You may also have to fix the intonation which is a pain
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very good tutorial.  business cards work very well to block the bridge also or a small piece of wood.  thanks for the tutorial!
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Raul Villanueva Shared on Google+ · 11 months ago
Ahi les va chuyines... +Ismael Martínez Dibene +Fernando Morales +Alejandro Saucedo, para que luego no anden pasando verguenzas. 
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no mames, pinchi guitarra tan complicada
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es una abominación de la naturaleza!
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lol! Your English is perfect. There's some folks state side down south that will talk so fast I don't know what they are saying.
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prob one of the best vids out there for setting this up, a lot of other vids are far to vague
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great tutorial man thanks
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Great tutorial man, very informative and easy to follow. You just earned a subscriber.
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Jera Wolfe Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
Anyone know where I could score a bridge like this, it's for a friend, I'm not that musical instrument savvy. Floyd Rose Tremolo Setup (English)
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look out with licensed floyd roses, they are not that high in quality and will get out of tune more often than a 'real'' one or a 'special' one. I learned it the hard way xD
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I play the exact same guitar and wanted to retune and readjust it, and I found your video very helpful, thanks for taking the time to publish it.
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Das war ganz gut, ich hoffe das ich mein Gitarre endlich kann tunen, und endschuldigung führ mein schlechtes Deutsch, ich komme aus Holland
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Excellent tutorial. I've never seen it made quite so easy!
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Super Video! I got 2 Floyd rose trems An Ibanez RG7 and a Washburn MG42 and both the terms sit really high.  Thanks to you ill get it fixed. Perfect English by the way =D
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accent is no problem brother. You don't need to be so apologetic for it- us English speakers tend to not apologize :( Thanks for the vid! I want to add that I think my springs need to be a bit shorter because even with the screws all the way in the bridge pulls up.
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Danke for the tutorial! Now I can do it by myself and not have to pay some guy at the guitar store to do it for me! Been quite a while since the last time I played with my Kirk Hammett signature ESP!
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Thanks....great tutorial.....aramai tie from Sabah Malaysia......
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Wish I'd watched this earlier, having no end of problems with my floyd but now I should be able to get it rockin with minimal fuss :D Cheers sir
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Words can't explain how much you saved my ass.
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of the videos I've seen on here this one is easily the clearest and offers the simplest easy to understand explanation,right on brother you saved me about $60 every month or so,I'll definitely be subscribing,thx again bro
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Aw come on, im getting a guitar with one of these on it... And i constantly chage the tuning between drop A drop B and E... (sigh) this is gonna be a pain!
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ohhh ok dude my bad i didnt see that at first! nice:D
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Thanks man, this was awesome. I like to play with tens. I just bought a new ESP which had 9's apparently and now I need to buy another spring. Thanks for showing us how to do this. Now to figure out intonation.
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Changing strings is still the same. You can use this for Floyd Rose trems, too.
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thanks man, finally my guitar sounds right
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what if i'm using 12-52s and the neck nearly looks like its going to strap even when i have it in drop A :S genuinely don't know what to do!
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Great vid! can you tell me,when I have played my guitar for a while and wanna tune it, it goes up in tune and stays that way when i slightly pull back the tremelo and let it go and drops in tune when I press it down,so I'm not able use the tremelo when it should stay in tune...it's original floyd rose...how can I fix this cuz i love my guitar??
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wowww finally a nice piece of video...thanks bro.
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Jeremy, I thought you were supposed to cut off the ball ends of the strings? Thanks :-)
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great tutorial, man. i was using the same gauge strings beacouse i didn't know how to set the springs, now it's clear ;)
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Accent wasn't a problem at all. Great tutorial man! Really helpful.
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Are you kidding? I’m pretty sure this guy was born long after World War II ended, so he wasn’t involved.
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thats what im wondering, when do you set the intonation and action?
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When i use tremolo bar my guitar gets out of tune. Please help
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dein English ist sehr gut, mein freund!
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are u danish you're acsent sounds danish
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HOLY SHIT A F-ING SPOON ON YOUR AXE! NO F-ING WAY DUDE! ERASER OR SOMETHING SOFTER...YIKES!
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thanks my floyed rose has drivern me mad
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should the small "fine" tuners on the floyd be set any way before the tuning / adjustment to the floyd ?
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thanks for showing me this, and a specialist told me it would take hours to adjust... 25 minutes and the guitar sounds great... with no negative repercussions :D
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71 people doesn't have Floyd Rose.
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How high is the whammy bar supposed to sit above the body?
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