elyono58
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#1
Hey guys I have just restrung my Strat for the first time and I noticed the bridge is now high and its weird when ever I try using the Whammy Bar. Also i'm worried that it is affecting the tuning of the strings because I cant play a single riff without a string getting detuned half a step.

please help !

thanks in advance
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#2
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rocknroll93
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#3
sounds like the springs in the back need to be tightened.
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elyono58
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#4
will i need to destring the guitar ? i didnt really undersand if i need to in the video...
hminh87
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#5
You will only need to loosen the strings. Make sure to use something to block the bridge from retracting back. A rule of thumb is always keep a balanced tension between the strings on the font and the springs on the back. If you setup correctly the bridge should return to the same position after a dive or pull up.
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elyono58
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#6
but i dont want to do a dive i like it when the bridge is flat against the body
hminh87
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#7
It's just one way of setting up a tremolo bridge. A balanced bridge which both can dive and pull up is called a "floating" bridge. This requires some works to get it right.

The easier way is to "flush" the bridge to the body just as you prefer. You will not be able to do pull up and dive is quite limited. This is easier to do and is tends to keep tuning better. To do this you simple just have to make sure that the tremolo springs on the back of the body have more pull than the strings. The bridge will be forced to rest on the body surface. You can adjust it by turning the screw on the tremolo claw in the back.

Once that's done then you can start fiddling with bridge height and what's not. How many screws is the bridge resting on?
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ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
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elyono58
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#8
6 screws mate should i tighten them ? or will i just ruin the bridge that way ?
hminh87
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#9
You have the standard style strat tremolo. The bridge plate should be screwed all the way down. Don't force it thought. To adjust the string height at the bridge you will have to do it with each of the saddles the strings resting on. This video explains it quite well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWpnW8ICn-U
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ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


elyono58
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#10
should i also adjust the truss rod beforehand ?