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    I have a couple questions about pull up bars. When you change strings on them doesn't the bridge fall back? You have to put like beer coasters under it while you change strings? Am I right? Also, if you wanna go from playing "Cocaine" to "Unchained" drop d wise will I always have to unlock? I feel like a dink weed asking such basic questions being a player since I was in elementary school.

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    Are you refering to a floating vibrato sysytem?

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    If you are refering to them maybe I can help. I have a floater on my Kramer. Changing strings is a bitch only because you have so much free space. The pull of the trem springs against the pull of your tuning can make getting there quite the chore. I've never used anything to halt the bridge movement while changing because once you remove the apparatus the dual pull comes back. I just learned from a previous post that I can't install the D-tuna on a floater. The action of the bridge is just too sensitive I guess. I'm gonna look into it more. What I do love about a floater is the alternative vibrato you can get. George Lynch type stuff. And if your strings can hack it you can go a step and a half up on the pull. Sounds great on harmonics or quick pullups with a dive bomb. Bad point is that when you blow a string, it's all outta wack. That's where a flush trem comes in handy. Hope this helped.

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    Oh my God, Fat Bastard left a "floater"! -Austin Powers.

    Anyway, with a floating trem, when changing strings, I would just remove one string at a time and replace it before removing the next string. This eliminated wedgeing blocks behind it.

    As far as going from Cocaine to Unchained you will have to unlock it, tune the E to D, which will then throw off the rest of the string's tuning, a real pain in the ass.

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    So are you guys saying these bars suck? I was interested in a Washburn N4. It sounds like it would be hell.

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    The floating trem isn't half as bad as everybody says. It's a bit harder to change the strings, and if your playing live and pop a string, your hooped. Also going from E to drop D is a pain but other than that floating trems are alright, you can do a lot with them that you can't with a blocked trem.
    Having said that, I block mine cause it's more functional, but if your not giging, go for it. If you don't like it,you can always block it.

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    Steven B is right. Just change your strings one at a time. If you ahould take them all off at a time, your bridge can pop loose and you'll have to get it all set back up. If you're not experienced at guitar maintenance, make you sure you have someone qualified do it.

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    No, floaters don't suck, they need a little more attention sometimes. You have some real playing flexablity with them. I have several guitars and two are floaters. It's nice to have that flex, go for the Washburn. How does the rest of the guitar do for you? In my opion, Ibanez has the best floating setup out there.

 

 

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