#1
i an building a guitar from total sratch and i was wondering how many springs should i use for my tremolo? i have 4 so should i do like 2 open 2. or 1 open 1 open 1. which is better or may it just change the tension?
#2
How many springs depends on the string gauge. What are you going to use? .009?
#4
To be honest... The springs and tightness of the claw are both important factors.

Depends on how loose you want the tremelo.
#5
I use 9 gauge strings, and I only use two springs, with the two screws tightened almost all the way.
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#6
2 open 2 should do it but it does depend on how tight the claw is I like to have as many as possible and I think it stays in tune better that way I have 5 in mine and I use 10s.