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    Let me also ask, do you guys remove string tension when adjusting the posts? This was mentioned in several forums but not on the EBMM FAQ or in the Floyd Rose instructions


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmckinney View Post
    Let me also ask, do you guys remove string tension when adjusting the posts? This was mentioned in several forums but not on the EBMM FAQ or in the Floyd Rose instructions
    This is a discussion I've heard a lot regarding floyds, and even sometimes other two point systems. I don't believe the official literature for any of them mention having to remove complete tension from the bridge before making a height adjustment.

    Premier guitar has an article on it, and nowhere does it mention detuning the strings.

    How to Set Up a Floyd Rose-Style Trem

    One thing to remember that many forget: LUBRICATION. The contact points should have some type of oil, whether it's graphite grease, light oil, etc. This really helps everything go smoother, even action adjustments.
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    Thanks. Yes, I actually had read that article from PG. I do wish I had had some lubricant when I began working on it. I am picking some of the Teflon oil up tomorrow.


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    Thanks so much for the advice, gents. This thing is rock solid now. I greased the contact points and gave it a fair workout and it has been rock solid with play nearly every day for over a week now... and it’s going nowhere! I still prefer the LIII neck profile but the EMGs have actually become my favorites!


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    Great to hear! How does the LIII neck profile compare?
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    New (to me) Luke I... questions about the Floyd...

    It is a V but not so pronounced as the original... less shoulder. The LIII feels like they split the difference between an axis neck and the Luke I, to me. The LIII is just perfect to my hands. The Luke is super comfortable, too, just not as much as the LIII. The thing is, I have 7 EBMMs on my wall and I have not grabbed for anything but the LIII or Luke since I got them... they are both just fantastic.


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    My Luke III is my first experience with the "soft-v" shape neck, and it definitely is a different beast than the usually C. I like it though.

    Glad to hear that the floyd is working well now. Lubrication is something that many people forget to do on trems, and they really do need it to function properly. StewMac makes "guitar grease", which seems to be wax with graphite in it. 'Tri-flow" is also useful. Making sure the trem bar is oiled, and even the bridge hinges on floyds, really helps.

    Also nut lubrication helps as well.

    I should mention that the "guitar grease" that STewmac sells is great for lubricating the truss rod adjustment wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    This is a discussion I've heard a lot regarding floyds, and even sometimes other two point systems. I don't believe the official literature for any of them mention having to remove complete tension from the bridge before making a height adjustment.

    Premier guitar has an article on it, and nowhere does it mention detuning the strings.

    How to Set Up a Floyd Rose-Style Trem

    One thing to remember that many forget: LUBRICATION. The contact points should have some type of oil, whether it's graphite grease, light oil, etc. This really helps everything go smoother, even action adjustments.
    Agreed. Just go slow with the post adjustments. I used to always detune before touching the posts, and then one day my preferred guitar tech and luthier (who is excellent and widely known) dispelled that myth for me. Again, just remember to do everything slow and purposefully. Also +1 on lubing the contact point on the bridge plate. I do this once a year when cleaning/polishing, or anytime I have all strings off at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmckinney View Post
    It is a V but not so pronounced as the original... less shoulder. The LIII feels like they split the difference between an axis neck and the Luke I, to me. The LIII is just perfect to my hands. The Luke is super comfortable, too, just not as much as the LIII. The thing is, I have 7 EBMMs on my wall and I have not grabbed for anything but the LIII or Luke since I got them... they are both just fantastic.


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    Sounds like there's a LIII in my future to go along with my Luke 1 I recently scored.
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    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
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    Yeah!!! I am so glad to hear this.
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