#1
I currently have an Ibanez GRG170DX which is pretty crappy, I can't afford new!!!

Anyway, the floating, non locking bridge causes it to go out of tune quite easily when bending (although it doesn't always happen which is odd). I have all 5 springs in the back, it's screwed in as far as it will go and it appears to be touching the wood; therefore one side of the bridge is dropped, the other being stuck at about 1mm off the body.

Would it be more stable to remove 2 springs and block the trem with a wood block?
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#2
If you don't use it just block it off,it isn't worth the hassle and to me,5 springs feels like ****.

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#3
Quote by Pr0gNut
If you don't use it just block it off,it isn't worth the hassle and to me,5 springs feels like ****.

Also, +1 for the O&A sig

FRRRRRRUUUNNNKIIISSSSS!

I'll give it a shot if it makes a physical difference

And yeah, linger longer
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#4
Quote by Pr0gNut
If you don't use it just block it off,it isn't worth the hassle and to me,5 springs feels like ****.

Also, +1 for the O&A sig

FRRRRRRUUUNNNKIIISSSSS!



Don't block it off. Set it up properly.

It should not be screwed all the way into the wood of the guitar. unscrew it to half, don't tune your guitar so high. Pull the strings at the 12th to rid of slack in the strings and lock it down. if you have the correct tension on the trem, it will float flush with the body of the guitar. Blocking a trem off shows that you dont know what you are doing.
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#5
Quote by _Kramer_
Don't block it off. Set it up properly.

It should not be screwed all the way into the wood of the guitar. unscrew it to half, don't tune your guitar so high. Pull the strings at the 12th to rid of slack in the strings and lock it down. if you have the correct tension on the trem, it will float flush with the body of the guitar. Blocking a trem off shows that you dont know what you are doing.



If he doesn't use it,and it's becoming a hassle,why not block it off? It's a perfectly legitimate solution to the problem.If he's having problems with it detuning while playing and it doesn't have a locking nut then it makes sense to block it.

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#6
use the block of wood to block it
and the 5 springs for it to be completely stable
doing this will increase your sustain a little bit
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#7
Quote by _Kramer_
Don't block it off. Set it up properly.

It should not be screwed all the way into the wood of the guitar. unscrew it to half, don't tune your guitar so high. Pull the strings at the 12th to rid of slack in the strings and lock it down. if you have the correct tension on the trem, it will float flush with the body of the guitar. Blocking a trem off shows that you dont know what you are doing.

Pr0g is right, I never use it because it does NOT hold tuning, it's not designed for whammy usage.
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