#1
I've been playing for about five years, using the same guitar throughout a brownsville black electric,heres the guitar since I can't find much on it. So basically something that's always bothered me is I'm unable to push down on the whammy bar as much as other guitarists seem to. I can just barely push it down before it feels like it's going to just snap all of my strings and it really doesn't want to move either. Is this just how its supposed to be and I'm just supposed to push harder or maybe the guitar just has a cheap whammy bar? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated
#2
From the photo, it looks like it's designed for light use, especially as there is no locking nut. If you are watching videos of people dive bombing with strings flapping in the breeze then they will have a Floyd Rose bridge or similar. These are designed for that sort of stuff.
#4
it could be a cheap crappy whammy bar

how many springs? that'll affect how tight it feels as well.
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#5
It depends on the bridge, the amount of spring tension, and how it's set up.

Tremolos set to float (i.e. balanced by string and spring tension) are a bit less stiff feeling.
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#6
For one, pushing down on the bar should not make the strings tight it should make them looser. For two, that's a vintage style trem and it's not going to have as much change in pitch as a floating floyd rose style trem.
#7
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It depends on the bridge, the amount of spring tension, and how it's set up.

Tremolos set to float (i.e. balanced by string and spring tension) are a bit less stiff feeling.


this. totally depends on setup. more springs makes it tougher to push down. if the springs themselves are stiff that can make a difference. as mentioned a vintage (fender style) trem won't have the range of a floyd rose (or other locking trems). last that is a pretty low budget guitar so you can't expect much from it.
#8
can't string gauge affect how tight it feels as well?

also sometimes it's a bit tight at the start (even diving) but once the strings start to slacken, yeah it should feel looser.

also which string are you playing before diving? the lower-pitched strings will change pitch when you lower the bar than the higher-pitched strings.
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