Symptom on Floyd Rose

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Namelyguitar, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    If you're familiar enough with Floyd Rose type bridges, what would make the (B - E) smallest strings flush with the fretboard? Let's ignore the truss rod, and figure out the problem? o_O

    One rule I have is to change one string at-a-time on this Yamaha.

    Anyone?
     
  2. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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  3. bonedust

    bonedust Strat-Talker

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    Is the string gauge the same? Is the knife edge seating properly? Has the pivot screw moved? What is the height like at the nut?
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    And...
    Has it ever been correct?
    What was the last thing done to it before it became "wrong"?

    Ignoring the truss rod, the first thing I'd look at is the height of the pivot screw and the condition of the knife edge.
    2nd thing would be to look for signs that the saddles have been recently removed... they are sometimes shimmed to establish the radius... but I would not expect to see them on the B and E, normally they would be set with the pivot screw and the D and G would be shimmed if the neck does not have a flat radius.

    Finally, assuming the saddles are not un-evenly shimmed and that the remaining 4 strings are playable, perhaps a twist in the neck?
     
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  5. Ray K

    Ray K Strat-Talk Member

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    Probably the lower height adjustment screw for the bridge is set too low. There are 2 screws to adjust the bridge height. One is above the low E and the other below the high E. You may just have to raise the one by the high E a bit. Perhaps consider a complete setup if the bridge has been messed around it you may find it beneficial.