#1
well, im assuming the random **** thats been happening with UG is over, ill finally post this

i just changed gauges. from .009s to 10s now the 10s go up to .052

i lengthened the springs by tightening the screws after finishing off the restring i was left with my bridge in this position



as you can see the bridge is angled up. now will this hurt the guitar? or can i just leave it like this?
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#2
I ain't a pro or anything..but i got the feeling there's a bit too much tension going on lol
#3
Loosen Tighten the springs round the back until it is level with the body.

Tune up and intonate as well.

EDIT: I mean TIGHTEN!
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#4
wait!? loosen? wont that mean the bridge might come flying out or something??

thats the guitar, in tune.
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#5
Quote by ozy!d!ot
wait!? loosen? wont that mean the bridge might come flying out or something??

thats the guitar, in tune.

I think loosening the springs just reduces the tension?
#6
There is too much tension, so you need to counteract it by tightening the screws in the back cavity, until the bridge sits parallell to the body. Retune and make any modifications if necessary.
#7
Quote by Simsimius
Loosen the springs round the back until it is level with the body.

Tune up and intonate as well.


wrong one mate. to the ts you want to tighten the spring and then loosen the strings a tad otherwise they'll still be sharp after you tighten the spring.
#8
right now, the screws are as 'deep' as possible, meaning they are stretching the strings, so youre saying if i loosen those screws, my bridge will balance?
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#9
in the back of your guitar there should be 2 screws holding the tremolo system
the deeper those screws are the flatter your tremolo system will be so search for a screwdriver and tighten the screws

or just throw in an extra spring
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#11
Quote by ozy!d!ot
right now, the screws are as 'deep' as possible, meaning they are stretching the strings, so youre saying if i loosen those screws, my bridge will balance?


absolutely not. if they are in as deep as the screws can be then you would be needing to buy another tremolo spring.
#12
trem springs can be bought at most music stores right? if not a music store anywhere else?

btw whats the worst that could happen?
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#13
i dont think anything is wrong ... my fender strat is like that
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#14
Quote by azn_guitarist25
wrong one mate. to the ts you want to tighten the spring and then loosen the strings a tad otherwise they'll still be sharp after you tighten the spring.


I just realised!
I meant tighten. Or add another spring.
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#15
Quote by ozy!d!ot
trem springs can be bought at most music stores right? if not a music store anywhere else?

btw whats the worst that could happen?


music store or online music shops will carry them. and the worst ermm nothing really comes to mind.
#16
yeah now you have to get the balance between your trem and your strings back again, this always happens when you change guages of strings, your workign with more tension now bro
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#17
Quote by GangsterLi
i dont think anything is wrong ... my fender strat is like that

Well, you're doin' it wrong then
#18
I had the same problem with my squier. Just had an other spring it should work.
But before you do it, you can have fun putting ur tremolo bar and going up or down (yea a bit like a floyd rose) even if u dont have a floyd on this guitar.
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#19
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I had the same problem with my squier. Just had an other spring it should work.
But before you do it, you can have fun putting ur tremolo bar and going up or down (yea a bit like a floyd rose) even if u dont have a floyd on this guitar.

and break your strings
#20
It isnt ok, your guitar should be going out of tune always. U must bring the bridge to a parallel position with the body using the screws at the back of the body, where the springs are.
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#21
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and break your strings


mmm not really. i did it on my SX and i didn't break a string, granted it only had 4 strings after i cut 2 strings too short (noob stringing method).
#22
Quote by azn_guitarist25
mmm not really. i did it on my SX and i didn't break a string, granted it only had 4 strings after i cut 2 strings too short (noob stringing method).

his trems up kinda high, if you bring that down enough it's going to **** something up
#23
Quote by Nevermind1299
his trems up kinda high, if you bring that down enough it's going to **** something up


well i don't see how. my RG has the tremolo claw nearly right up against the wall and i do divebombs and squeals and nothing has broken, but i can probably expect something to give anytime soon now that i said that.