#1
Just a few things I've been wondering about

I've got a vintage trem on my guitar, and this may be a stupid question, but when I dive or anything with the tremolo, the bridge tilts, as in, the part nearest to the headstock goes down and the back goes up (Please don't call me the dumbass that I am, thank you) but I assume this is normal?

After playing standing up for a while, the strap seems to be a bit loose in the guitar and i have to tighten it again, is there anything I can do to keep in tight?

Thanks
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#2
Your trem is perfectly fine, nothing wrong with that.

Your strap, I dunno? Are they straplocks?
#3
Your trem and bridge are perfectly fine. When you dive with the bar, you are essentially pushing the bridge up off the guitar, releasing string tension, creating the sound you hear.

Do you use straplocks? You have to tighten the strap? You'll need to explain this one a little better.

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#4
Well basically, when I put on the strap, I loosened the strap buttons and put the strap in, and then tightened it.
Then after a while of playing it is loose again and I have to tighten it
(sorry i dunno how to explain it any better)
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

THD Univalve
Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#5
What kind of guitar do you have.
It's standard to have a rocking bridge on a few guitars that have the trem seperate from the bridge. Such as jaguars, jazzmasters, mustangs etc.
But guitars that have an 'all in one' tailpeice type thing the actual bridge is part of the trem so it will rock with it.
#6
Its an Ibanez SA series with a non-locking trem, but we've sorted out the trem question thanks
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

THD Univalve
Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#7
Oh yeah I meant to ask,

I like to play a half step done sometimes, and also in Drop D, and I'm just wondering if the bridge will have any effect on the tuning?

Thanks
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

THD Univalve
Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#8
not really just gotta make sure your bridge is parallel to the body. as for your strap. what kinda strap is it? it could be that the guitar is heavier than what the strap was made for
#9
well its a planet waves strap the guy just gave me it with the guitar so it probably not the best

If the bridge isn't parallel to the body what do you do?
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

THD Univalve
Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#11
it is now, but if i tune it down will it not be?
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

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Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#13
like I said, half a step or just drop D
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Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

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Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#15
so it should be ok then...
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

THD Univalve
Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#17
thanks, but just out of curiosity, if your not balanced what effect does it have on the guitar?
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

THD Univalve
Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#18
well tuning stability probably would go. plus you dont get the same range as if it were parallel to the body
#19
oh right...well thanks dude
Gear:

Crafter FX550 EQL
Ibanez SA260FML

THD Univalve
Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005