Les Astuces de Nono : 3) Régler son Floyd Rose - Neogeofanatic (Full HD) SUBTITLED

Uploaded by NeoGeofanatic on 08.12.2011

Nono's tips
How to set up a Floyd Rose
Hi Nono
I'm Alex. Here's my brother Alain [Alain] Hi!
We'd like you to teach us how to set up a Floyd Rose cause it's too difficult
We don't like difficult stuff
And when we face difficult stuff we run away, me and my brother
Because we decided to save ourselves from this abrupt and pitiless world
which we fight against, huh?
You! Say something!
So, can you please teach us how to set up a Floyd Rose? Thanx!
Hi guys, it's Nono!
Today in Nono's tips we're gonna talk about something I've been asked a lot
which is about the Floyd Rose
Aaah the Floyd Rose But what-is-it-for-what-use-is-it-what's??
It's a moving bridge we can find on certain guitars which allows to make a note higher
or lower
Both ways
What is it for? It's used to make some effects such as the dive bomb
Or to have what we can call the floating effect
But the goal of the game game is to always stay tuned
So, let's have some preliminary explanations
This little thingy needs the strings tension on one side
and springs tension on the other side. You can see them through these small holes
which are called return springs
Why return? Because they make the Floyd return in it's initial position when we lower it
and the strings make the Floyd return in it's initial position when we pull it up
Here's what it looks like in a side view
When we pull the Floyd up
and when we lower it
How nice it was!
The goal will be to have a perfect balance between the strings' tension on one side
and the return springs' tension on the other side
If the strings tension is different from the springs tension
The Floyd is unbalanced and it won't come back in its initial position
and we won't be tuned anymore after playing like crazy with the Floyd
So we'll need to act on the springs and on the tuning machines to adjust both tensions
So what are we gonna do? We're gonna have a closer look...
So here I am live from the back of my sweetie
We can see a beautiful protective plate
We're gonna have to remove the plate to see what's behind it
Careful, magiiiiic!
Oh it's magical! What just happened?
Anyways, what are we looking at?
We can see there's some kind of rack attached to the body with two screws to hold the three return springs
one, two and wow! Three
The return springs are linked to the inertia rack
which is right here
and the goal will be to act here
to balance the tension between the strings and the Floyd
So you're gonna ask "But my good man, how can we know the tension between the strings and the springs?"
Well it's easy
You'll have to put a little wedge right here between the body and the Floyd
Cause as you can see it's moving
Move you booty chick!
There's a small gap and we're gonna be able to put a wedge
either here or there
The goal is to lock the Floyd while we tune the strings
So i'm gonna put a little wedge either here or there
Here, I put a wonderful AAA battery to lock the Floyd Rose
between the body and the inertia rack
The battery is well locked, the springs won't move
nothing's gonna move while I tune the guitar
Of course you'll have to loosen the pressure pad screws before
So now we just have to change the strings
Or if you don't want to change them and just set up the Floyd and don't touch anything
So let's go back to it
Here's the guitar again
Let's say I changed the strings
It's not tuned, it sounds really awful
And in the back we still have our little battery or any object you found to lock the Floyd Rose to keep it steady
This is the whole point: keep it steady while we're tuning with the tuning pegs
Hey hello we're 6 tuning pegs
Without the Floyd moving
it has to stay super super steady
Let's tune this beauty
Tuning Mode: ON
This one was way too high
Here's a wonderful high E
Here's a B
a G
a D
an A
Almost a low E… Ok
Of course it's an approximative tuning for the moment
Here, it's approximative
You'll have to check that the battery or any other object stayed in place
to insure the Floyd stays put
Now the strings are more or less tuned
we're gonna stabilize them
We're gonna take a rag, a T-shirt or anything
Let's say these are new strings
and new strings can't be stable right away
we have to dilate the metal so the strings don't move anymore
We're gonna take each string and pull it
Same as successive bends
So they can be well stabilized
Next we can tune the guitar again
This time, try to be a little more accurate with the tuning
It's starting to sound well
We can now tighten the pressure pad screws
No need to tighten a lot or we'll damage the screws which would be a pity
So let's go
Normally we should have our chord
It's way better
We're gonna put the finishing touches with the fine tuners
These are little adjusting knobs on the back of the Floyd
that can be used to tune the strings more precisely
once the pressure pad screws are tightened
cause when they are tightened we can't act on the tuning pegs anymore
So we're gonna act on the fine tuners
This one needs to be a bit higher
This one too
Lower this one
And the last one
Now we should have a perfect chord
How nice it is!
Now the guitar is perfectly tuned
but the floyd is still locked
So we're gonna unlock it
Since it's unlocked and we didn't adjust the return springs yet
The guitar is once more out of tune
It's not really great
But we know that the strings are relatively tuned to each other
So we'll just play an A
and adjust the return springs with our wonderful yellow tipped screwdriver
We're gonna play an A
I can hear it's too low
And we're gonna act on the springs
Let's play the A
Here I'm tightening the Floyd, I'm screwing clockwise
until the tuner shows it's ok
It should be ok now
Let's see
A little too high
A little more
Why do we take only one string as reference?
Because we know that if one string is tuned using the return springs
the other ones will follow since they are relatively tuned
Still a little too high
Still too high
Here you go
A is fine
E is fine
D is fine
G is goood
B and high E too
Let's put back the trem arm
and we're gonna try it
Now let's rock it cause I'm fed up
Now it's ok, it's tuned
the Floyd is adjusted
Mission accomplished
You need to know that when you find the action
which is the string's height according to the neck
When you find it's too high you need to act on the height studs
the two little hex bolts on both sides of the Floyd
But you MUSTN'T (and i'm weighing my words here)
screw or unscrew them when the Floyd is under tension
Which means when the strings and the springs are under tension
Because you could permanently damage the Floyd's knife edges
The knife edges are the two blades the Floyd stand on
You could damage the knife edges and loose the reference point
and you'd just have to throw the Floyd away
So when you want to adjust the action (either to raise or lower it)
you must loosen the strings and the springs on the back of the guitar
I know it's tedious and boring but that's the way it is
Otherwise you'll damage the Floyd Rose and you'll have to buy another one :)
There you go guys, I hope I helped you with the Floyd Rose
It requires quite a lot practice
Don't get pissed off, you need to have a zen attitude
I hope you enjoyed it
If you have questions you can ask them down below in the commentary section
Wow you already asked a question? That was fast!
See you guys next time!
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