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Ive got a dean vedetta guitar with floyd rose pickup... every time i tune it, it goes off in a while... also my string levels are very high which makes it difficult to play... i dont have much knowledge about this types of guitar... is there a solution for this???

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A Floyd Rose can be very difficult to get adjusted properly. The height of the strings or action has 2 adjustments, one at the top of and one at the bottom of the bridge/tremolo unit. The 2 big head screws that the bridge sits against is the height adjustment. Turn them to the left raises it, turn to the right lowers it. ALSO, when tuning, spring tension will control your tuning as you tighten one string, the others will loosen. Try tuning the strings to each other and then adjust the spring claw in the back of the guitar using the tuner to get them on proper pitch. That would adjust tuning of all strings simultaneously to the right pitches, and it should stay if you tuned them to each other BEFORE locking the nut. You also have fine tuners if needed on the bridge for slight corrections AFTER nut is locked and springs are adjusted to pitch.

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Some tuners have a weird mode that one presses the button once and the tuner will pass the audio until it times out, then tuner and audio stop. Two presses kills audio while tuner works for a time period and then goes dead. A third press enables audio to pass for normal playing. These are confusing compared to other type built in tuners. If you have one of these read the CONFUSING instructions carefully...

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