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 Re-Stringing a Guitar Equipped with a Double-Locking, Floyd Rose Tremolo System

Note: When changing strings on any "floating" type bridge it is strongly advised that you change only one string at a time to maintain proper spring tension.

1. Loosen the Allen screw on the back of the bridge and remove the old string. (Figure 1)

Figure 1

2. Cut the ball end of the new string off, insert the new string and re-tighten the Allen screw.

3. At the headstock end, loosen the Allen screw at the locking nut, and remove the old string from under the nut and from the machine head post. (Figure 2)

Figure 2

4. Slide the new string under the locking nut, attch the new string to the appropriate machine head, tune the guitar, and then re-tighten the Allen screw on the nut. It's VERY important to tune the guitar BEFORE locking down the nut.

5. Once everything is "locked", all minor tuning must be done with the fine-tuners located at the tremolo/bridge end.

Note: New guitar strings inevitably go through a stretching period before they will stay precisely in tune. To avoid this problem, particularly with a locking nut system, it is advised that you gently pre stretch each string before locking the nut. (Figure 3)

Figure 3

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