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 Ideas on how to fix a slightly misaligned Floyd Rose? 
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Post Ideas on how to fix a slightly misaligned Floyd Rose?
Would anyone know what to do about this?
We made some modifications on my Kramer Striker 300, adding a lot of chrome gear and a nice original chrome Floyd (from a knockoff one). The change in the bridge didn't really make anything feel any better as I had hoped, and I think part of that might be due to the weird misalignment that I found it had after it had been modified. The strings have a lot of resistance to play on, and the strength you need to pull down the tremolo bar is ridiculous. If anyone has any suggestions on how to do this safely to either get it back into alignment or anything else to help the bridge sit better, that would be great!

P.S. If anyone's even thinking of saying just to install a Kahler - trust me, I would if I could haha.

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Post Re: Ideas on how to fix a slightly misaligned Floyd Rose?
I don't know much about tremolos, but to me it looks like the bridge isn't correctly installed.

It seems like it's a bit too bar from the body. How's the action on the strings?

Also, how many springs do you have?

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Post Re: Ideas on how to fix a slightly misaligned Floyd Rose?
I've had a similar problem with a second hand bc. rich I bought recently. the studs were misaligned. To fix it I got slightly larger stud bushings and drove them into the body with a hammer.

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it was the same size as the one on the right in this pic above. and the one I got to replace that was just like the one second from the left. it looks like there is quite a size difference but it will be all right. hope this helps!

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Post Re: Ideas on how to fix a slightly misaligned Floyd Rose?
To answer Sir Robin, the action's not too bad, it's not like ridiculously high or anything, but it could probably still do to be lower. The strings do buzz though once you get to the highest frets, even though the action isn't very low.
To Volkan, thanks! I'll try and keep that in mind and might try it out to see what happens.

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