How To Tune A Floyd Rose Down A Half Step. Working with the base plate. If it doesn't, you can tune them half step down manually.
Got it for 30 bucks off ebay but i haven't recieved it yet. So if you fret at the 4th fret you've got an ab note so you can tune to it. You just turn the tuning key until the string starts coming out of tune (beyond the sweet spot) and stop when you get to d.
If It Doesn't, You Can Tune Them Half Step Down Manually.
Basically i tune every string down a half step starting with the low e and finishing with the high e, but then when i go back to tune the low e another full step, it isn't showing up as e flat on my tuner anymore it shows as a normal e, and the other strings as well and i have to pretty much go through one by one multiple times and keep lowering the strings, reading the tuner until they. You just turn the tuning key until the string starts coming out of tune (beyond the sweet spot) and stop when you get to d. Then, you should plan on leaving it that way.
You Could Actually Break Your 1St If You're Tuning Down Far Enough And Don't Alternate.
So if you fret at the 4th fret you've got an ab note so you can tune to it. This is not an exact science. Best to keep the guitar dedicated to one tuning or the other.
On A Sidenote, When You Detune Your E String Use Your Fine Tuning Knob On The Trem.
Working with the base plate. Got it for 30 bucks off ebay but i haven't recieved it yet. The problem you'll find when doing this is if you've set the bridge to float, each time to detune/retune you're going to muck with the string/spring tension so tuning up/down won't be so simple to do on the fly.
Tuning Down 1/2 Step Gives You More Play There For Sure.
This is true for floating floyds as much as floating strat trems. You might need to adjust it according to the sound for which you are searching, but it will get you in the right area. You'd have to loosen the nut with the hec nut wrench, tune down with the standard tuners, and don't forget to 'center' the fine tuners, and then lock down the nut with the allen wrench again.
Working With The Fine Tuners.
If it does press it once and just tune normally, then you'll have every string tuned half step down. This means that when you push the bar to make a divebomb noise, the strings loosen up and when you let the bar go, they might not slide back across the nut to the same position they were originally in. I guess if you like playing tunes in flat keys like bb and eb or g minor and c minor etc.