#1
ok so im adusting the intunation on my fender strat and all of a sudden i notice that the bridge was lifted by like 3/4 of an inch know that some people do this but did i change it???????? it was almost touching the body before????? sooooooooo how do i fix it? sorry for the bother
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#3
If its not a tremolo I dont understand how this happened
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#4
did you just restring with larger strings? did you chane the trem springs?

generally thats because there is too much pull forward on the bridge. on the back of the gitar there are trem springs to counter act this force. they need to be tightened.
#5
Tighten the screws holding the plate that the tremolo springs attach to, you might want to slack your strings off a bit before doing, tune up and see if the bridge lifts again, repeat until it's levelled and tuned then work on your intonation.
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did you just restring with larger strings? did you chane the trem springs?

generally thats because there is too much pull forward on the bridge. on the back of the gitar there are trem springs to counter act this force. they need to be tightened.

nope and nope. i didnt change strings recently. and how do you tighten the trem springs?
oh and its a floating bridge

@faux how did you lock it down? did you block it?
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#7
Well changing the intonation can change where the tension is placed on the bridge, so a simple adjustment should fix it.
Open up the back and tighten them screws.
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#8
Open up the back and tighten these the same amount of turns for each.
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#9
no freak out needed....and idk why that dude thinks its a floating trem on a fender strat but w.e, listen simple fix, slack your strings a little bit, and just tighten the 2 screws that go into the body of your guitar on the back where the springs are, retune, you should be fine.
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#10
no one mentioned though, that the bridge should be level to the body, or else your intonation will be ****ed
#11
You are changing the tension on the string when you turn those screws. Read up on how to set up a Strat bridge and you shall be enlightened.
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#12
thanks i fixed it at like 10 last night. wait you mean a strat trem isnt a floating one?? or is a floating trem like a floyd rose style?
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thanks i fixed it at like 10 last night. wait you mean a strat trem isnt a floating one?? or is a floating trem like a floyd rose style?


yes young one, a floyd rose or anything resembling is a classified as a floating trem. your trem (like mine) is either called a strat-style trem....and if u have a strat u can just call it a vintage tremolo
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yes young one, a floyd rose or anything resembling is a classified as a floating trem. your trem (like mine) is either called a strat-style trem....and if u have a strat u can just call it a vintage tremolo
Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong wrong, wrong wrong wrong.

A floating trem is any trem that is set up so that it can be pulled up to raise pitch as well as pushed down to lower pitch. You can do this either by taking extra wood out from behind the trem so that it has more room to move backwards which is how most Floyds are installed these days and is called recessing, or you can simply lower the spring tension so the bridge raises up a little which is how Fender sets up their Strats. Jazzmaster and Jaguar trems are kind of a combination of the two.

Floating and whether the bridge is recessed or not have got absolutely nothing to do with what kind of trem you're talking about other than that neither term applies to Bigsby bridges.