do you need these springs only if you have a whammy bar? heres a picture of what they are.
Yes, if you dont screw in the whammy bar, when you tilt the body outwards the spring would fall since nothing is locking it in. You could place a tape on the hole when not using the trem (if you find it bothering) or just simply take it out.
so basically i dont need the springs if i dont use a whammy bar?
Why'd you want the springs if you don't use a tremolo?
If you're never planning on using a whammy bar, you don't need the springs.