#1
So, a few months ago i put thicker strings on my guitar but i didn't add another spring.the problem is that the strings are always detunning even if i put the strings 2 months ago!!as i said, i didn't add another spring,and i believe that the detunning is caused by the lack of this 1 spring.am i right??
#6
you need to tighten the springs in the back a bit. Until the bridge is parallel with the body. Ill try find you a picture of what i mean




This is my guitars bridge. Where the side of it meets the body (theres a blue square around it), that needs to be parallel with the body.

When i took this photo, my bridge was slightly sunken, by this i mean the right side of the bridge has sunk slightly into the bridge. If this happened, i would need to release the tension in the springs in the back in order to make the bridge flat.
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#8
^ read.

You dont need a new spring, you need to unscrew the screws in the back cavity slightly.
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#10
you need to turn them counter-clockwise equally. Keep going until the bridge is flat
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#12
if the bridge is sunk in. then the back is too tight and its pulling the bridge INTO the guitar.

in that case u need to loosen the springs (like said) OR remove a spring.

u add a spring when the bridge is lifted UP from the body. because in that case there isnt Enough pull from the back.
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#13
look,when i placed the new strings the bridge went very high.i asked in a few posts,and they told me to play with the screws at the back of the guitar,where the springs are.now the bridge is sunken.The strings remain the same
#14
yes, well, it needs to be flat-ish.

so if its sunk in, then release some of the pressure.
if it gets too raised again then add Spring pressure. its a constant balancing act.

im sorry if its not an easy thing to do. but this is the correct answer. the best way to keep a guitar in tune is to keep it properly balanced.


example of 2 screws and 5 springs.
Jenneh

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#15
this morning i made the bridge parallel with the body.when i tried to tune it,(apart from the fact that it was still detunning) the bridge went very high.that's why i think i should add another spring(or i could just remove the thick strings and place thinners)What do u think???
#16
what model guitar are we talking about here?

the answer is somewhere inbetween.
u need to either screw the screws in a little more and leave the spring off, or add the spring and loosen the screws a little.
the scres are more of a fine tune.
the springs should get u close, and the screws finish the job.

if its a floyd, get the bridge as close to level as u can, and then cross tune to keep it from down tuning.
u tune the low E, then the high e, then A, then B, and so on.

ull still need to cross tune it a few times but eventually it will stop falling out.
Jenneh

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#18
is that a ton of cash?
im trying to get an idea of guitar quality.

the instructions still stand, but if u spent a bundle on this guitar and are really unhappy with its ability to stay tuned.
it might be worth it to bring it in for a pro set up. they are expensive but then u can ask to watch him set it up for u.
Jenneh

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