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im pretty much a floyd rose noob and i was wondering if the amounts of springs in the back means. (ie. ive seen strats with 3 springs in the back and my kramer has 2 springs in the back and ive seen pics of hendrix playing a strat with 5 springs) does this make much of a difference?
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the number of springs depends on what guage string you use, the lighter the guage you need, generally you only need 3 but you canexperiment with more to find a a tension you lke
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the number of springs depends on what guage string you use, the lighter the guage you need, generally you only need 3 but you canexperiment with more to find a a tension you lke


Not necessarily. You can use 5 springs with 9's, but you will have very little tension on each spring, resulting in a stiffer feel. The more springs you have, the better your tuning stability will tend to be, but the harder it is to use the tremolo. With a locking trem like a floyd, you can use less springs, resulting in easier use of the bar. However, if you palm mute a lot or don't use the trem much, I'd recommend using more springs to keep your pitch from moving every time you nudge the trem.
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With more springs, you'll get more tension and it will be harder to use the bar.

You can add springs for higher gauge strings or just to add tuning stability to your bridge, as ibz_bucket said.
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