My guitar equipped with a Floyd Rose changes the pitch, when the Position is changed. I.e. tune it sitting down, and when i stand up the pitch is lower. What is wrong here?

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    What happens if you tune it standing up? Apr 12, 2021 at 18:06
  • And how much does it go out of tune? Apr 12, 2021 at 18:40
  • About 1/4th of a note
    – Sebastian
    Apr 12, 2021 at 19:19
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    youtube.com/watch?v=dyzTJ-R89KI Herman Li from Dragonforce goes over this issue in this video. Apr 12, 2021 at 20:41
  • Great video, thanks! So this is pretty normal
    – Sebastian
    Apr 13, 2021 at 19:46

1 Answer 1


If the pitch is getting lower, you will need to tighten the coils in the back of the guitar with a screwdriver. You will have to do some experimentation until you find the sweet spot that balances the tension between the front of the guitar caused by the strings and the tension on the back caused by the coils.

They will probably need to be adjusted as well if you change the thickness or type of strings.

Hope it helps

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