#1
I am in dire need of new strings and I finally got the old ones off. I opened up the white cover on the back and found a metal piece that the strings run through, a plate attached to 2 screws and springs connecting the two. I just do not know how to get the springs back on to connect both pieces snugly once again
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#2
I'm having a hard time understanding what the problem is, but I would suggest going to YouTube and searching for "How to change your strings" That should give you a good visual and explain a lot. If you aren't comfortable with changing strings yourself, maybe you should take the guitar to a technician.
#4
There should be three springs. I usually put them in a / | \ layout for better tension. You could also put them as /// or \\\ or |||. The three straight will give you the least amount of tension.

Here's a hint, though. When you change strings on a Strat, do it one at a time, because you're going to have a real hard time getting it to tune up again now that you've taken all the strings out at the same time.
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#5
ok
Thank you everyone
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Fender Stratocaster
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Line 6 Pod XT
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#6
Quote by Dirk Gently
There should be three springs. I usually put them in a / | \ layout for better tension. You could also put them as /// or \\\ or |||. The three straight will give you the least amount of tension.

Here's a hint, though. When you change strings on a Strat, do it one at a time, because you're going to have a real hard time getting it to tune up again now that you've taken all the strings out at the same time.


how are you supposed to condition the fretboard?
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#7
Condition the revealed part whenever a SINGLE string is off?
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#8
alright, see the holes in the metal block? the strings go through that. That's called the bridge sustain block. The tremolo claw is there only to hold the springs in the back to the body and to make adjustments to the tension.
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#9
Leave the springs and screws alone. You only need to thread the string through the metal block with the 6 holes in it.