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Author Topic: so tell me about your way to set the bridge up  (Read 4358 times)

Offline Harry Blackhole

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Re: so tell me about your way to set the bridge up
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2012, 09:34:45 AM »
I thought the same, but the manual keeps repeating: "don't you ever tune your guitar in floating mode" blah blah.. I guess there's nothing wrong in compensating it in this mode. Now, sometimes the switch catches on my clothes and switches to home when I put the guitar on or off, how do you deal with it? A little tape or what?

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Offline Paul Marossy

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Re: so tell me about your way to set the bridge up
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2012, 09:39:12 AM »
Now, sometimes the switch catches on my clothes and switches to home when I put the guitar on or off, how do you deal with it? A little tape or what?

I've never had a problem with that. I guess a piece of tape would work.

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Offline Noodler

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Re: so tell me about your way to set the bridge up
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2012, 11:02:32 PM »
In theory the process presented in the Fly manual can make some sense, but I think that anyone already experienced with setting up a whammy (even double-locking Floyd systems) will just do what comes naturally to balance the tension between the strings and the spring.  The only difference in a Fly is that the spring is a flat spring and they threw in the little step-stop device.  If you setup the whammy to be full floating you can basically ignore the step-stop and just slide it out of the way.

In a standard system you screw the claw in or out to adjust the spring tension (along with adding/subtracting coil springs).  With a Fly you spin the wheel to adjust the tension.  Once the Fly is setup once correctly for your chosen string gauge you won't really need to mess around with anything again.  I always change strings on whammy systems one-at-a-time to avoid causing problems.

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Offline Harry Blackhole

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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2012, 04:15:28 AM »
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Now it all seems clear to me. Thanks guys!

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Offline Paul Marossy

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Re: so tell me about your way to set the bridge up
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2012, 08:44:35 AM »
I always change strings on whammy systems one-at-a-time to avoid causing problems.

Me also.

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Offline luke_h

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Re: so tell me about your way to set the bridge up
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2012, 09:22:49 AM »
The minimum high for the fret to the string is at least 3 mm. It's for fast playing and stuff like that. Set the most proper high for you by experimenting. Get that high from last fret to the bottom of the string.

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Re: so tell me about your way to set the bridge up
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2012, 11:51:17 AM »
The minimum high for the fret to the string is at least 3 mm.

Way too high for anything I would want to play.

Parker recommends 0.05 to 0.07 inches, or 1.27mm to 1.78mm.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 12:06:58 PM by sybersitizen »
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