#1
So I just purchased a used PRS custom 22, 2001 yesterday. It has a tremolo system.. so while I was playing Cliffs of Dover, the low e string started 'bending' while I was bending the high e string. (so I was playing the first two notes of the song..) I did not do anything to the tremolo bar, and even if I take it off all the strings change pitch or are 'whammied' if I bend one string. Please help me out, I have no clue what's wrong.
#2
Tighten up the springs/add more springs
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#3
that is what they call a floating bridge. the pull of the strings and the springs in the trem system keep the bridge "floating" right in the middle.
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#4
That's absolutely normal. It's just the way floating bridges are. You see, what happens is the string tension increases, pulling the bridge down towards the nut (a very slight dive) making all the strings lower in pitch slightly.
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#5
It's actually called 'tremolo sag'. It's simple physics really.
When you bend the high e string, it's applying force (of the 'pull' variety) to the tremolo. This will make the tremolo start to dive down in the tiniest bit, but it's still very noticable with open strings.
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#6
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Tighten up the springs/add more springs


Is 4 springs enough? I tried to tighten them, and I don't think it worked..
#7
Also, the pitch is going down a half step, when I bend a string. I really don't think that it should be that huge of a difference.
#8
That's normal.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#9
The only way your going to get rid of this side effect of floating trems is to either block it or get a tremelo-no, tremsetter or similar installed.
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