#1
I'd like to put 10's on my floyd guitar (I have 9's at the moment), and I was wondering if I could raise the spring tension enough by just tightening the claw screws, or will I need to add another spring? (right now I have 3, and the outside two are already angled).

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#2
Possibly. You really have to try to see if you can just get away by moving the plate the springs are attached to a bit more inward to compensate without any more springs.
#3
Thanks seljer, I guess I'll just stick the strings on and if I need another spring I need another spring.

Would it warp my neck if I only replace the three treble strings with 10's? 'Cos I'm used to nylon strings so they feel really weedy, but I'm happy with the bass strings.
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#4
imo depending on the current spring setup you probably wont need to add another spring just need to tighten it
#5
Thanks. I'll try out putting a full set of 10's on, and if that's too high tension I'll put back on the bottom three 9's. But will this damage the neck?
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#6
nope, its just fine, you basically will have same sets of strings as 9-46, or better known as super tops regular bottoms. And i think you wont need another spring if you're just moving from 9s to 10s, there's still space left.
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#7
Thanks madpickin and seljer and azn, you solved my problem in less than 25 minutes! You all rock
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Would it warp my neck if I only replace the three treble strings with 10's? 'Cos I'm used to nylon strings so they feel really weedy, but I'm happy with the bass strings.


nah, you don't really need to mess with the truss rod and that stuff until you move up past .11s and the neck gets a bit more bow in it.
#9
hey marmoseti hows that bareknuckle miracle man in your cort. you should join the cort forums and put pics up
#10
Its awesome! It's good for dream theater sounds (can't play it though ), and its good for metallica. Its pretty good for Iron maiden too, but a little too smooth I think. It sounds pretty good through my line 6 spider [waits to be incinerated], but I'm really waiting to play it through a JCM800 at the local practice rooms . Bear in mind I'm a 15 year old kid, so I've still got a lot to learn about guitar tone .

Pics are up below. Burnt chrome. Mmmmmm.

http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2791&highlight=burnt+chrome+miracle+man
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#11
i didn't have to change springs when i went from 10-46 strings to my current 13-46 set
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#12
Ok thanks, I'll give it a shot. I'm pretty hopeful, but its only a few quid for a spring anyway.
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