EncoreBlade
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Join date: Mar 2009
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#1
Hey I was wondering why my guitar bridge looked like this? Is this normal for an American Fender Strat Standard? Also, what's the difference of having the Strat open backed vs close backed?



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Boba FRETT
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#2
The reason it's doing that is because your springs in the back of your guitar aren't at a high enough tension. You need to add more tension by either screwing down the claw in the guitar's back cavity more, and/or add more springs.

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EncoreBlade
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Join date: Mar 2009
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#3
ok thanks
Current/Main Gear
'06 MIA Fender Stratocaster
'97 Epiphone Les Paul Standard Lim. Ed.
'90s Peavey Classic 30
H&K Tubemeister 18
MXR 404 CAE Crybaby
Ibanez TS9
Ernie Ball Jr. Volume
Digitech Hardwire DL-8
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
griffin888
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Join date: Jun 2011
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#4
Is pretty common to have it leaning forward a little so there's a little float, but that looks too high to me. Add another spring in the back.
gpme332
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#5
Make sure you loosen the strings before you tighten the claw nuts.