#1
OK I usually use light or extra light gauge strings
I recently switched to Ernie ball regular gauge
and it has kinda messed my trem up a little
is there some way to adjust it so the bridge sits
flat against the body like it used to?
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#2
What guitar and what trem do you have? Normally you need to tighten the srews in the back of your guitar to "lay down" the trem.
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#3
you could fix it easily by adding another spring to the trem block.. the springs can be found at any local guitar shop
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#4
Well, tighten the springs inside the body.

Should be a Phillip's head (+), moderately large, and you'll want to loosen the strings a bit, give each screw a quarter turn clockwise (righty-tighty) and re-tune the instrument. If it's still a problem repeat the process until it isn't.

It can take a little while, but if you have a half hour to devote to it, it's a fairly simple fix.

Tightening while the strings are at tension can cause undo stress to the neck or truss - not good.

Worst case scenario you may find you end up with too much backbow on the neck and the truss will have to be adjusted. That's the same kind of deal - tighten a quarter turn at a time (or even an eighth, depending on your level of patience) and keep tuning, untuning, adjusting, tuning, untunin... until it's right.

Doubt you'll see that with a slight gauge jump, though.

Another option is to downtune. You might experiment with tuning to standard D. I put 12's on my guitar and standard D is all it can handle. They sound great, though!
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#5
Ok thanks guys I really appreciate it, Im gonna go try that out n see if it works
If i knew it would have been this much trouble i wouldnt have changed gauges
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Ok thanks guys I really appreciate it, Im gonna go try that out n see if it works
If i knew it would have been this much trouble i wouldnt have changed gauges


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