guys, a string slipped out from my bridge last night, and while retuning and adjusting the springs (it's a floyd) i decided to rearrange the springs, as to get the guitar in tune one screw was screwed in tight and the 2 on the high e side were nearly all the way out. i didnt think much of it at the time but i was just wondering are there any spring arrangements which are better than others? right now its a 1-3-5, all of them straight.
If you do the outside springs on the inner claws, so they're diagonal, you get more tension.
would that not make it harder to pull the trem back to raise the notes?
It would make it harder to dive, not to pull up. But the main reason why the springs exist is to keep the vibrato system flush with the body. By increasing more tension where it isn't needed will result in the vibrato being pulled at an angle.