Hello, i've recently started playing guitar and I bought an Ibanez Gio. For the first time i've changed my strings but I noticed something different after getting the new strings in and all tuned up. The tailpiece has been lifted quite high or higher than normal after I have tuned it. The new strings I bought are heavier than my old ones, would that be the cause of it lifting higher than normal or am I just doing something wrong?
yes, you need to either get the same strings you had, tune lower, or re adjust your springs to get it back to normal
How much heavier?
you need to add springs in the back
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm not sure what size the other string were but the new ones i've put in are 0.28-1.32mm Blue Steel strings.
Those are gauge 11...if you play in standard tuning then in all honesty they're too heavy for a floyd-equipped guitar. You shouldn't go any higher than .10's, ideally you should use .09's as that's what the bridge is designed to work with.