I have a fender strat and the tremelo bridge is now floating higher than normal, because of higher gauge strings. How did i lower the bridge? I don't want to have to take it to the shop if its just a simple repair that i can do myself.

there should be a little removable plate on the back of the guitar if you have a floating tremolo.... You can remove this plate. It gives you access to three tension screws that can be tightened or loosened to make the tremolo level with the face of the guitar.
Last edited by bluebiker at Nov 6, 2007,
BTW when you adjust the tension screws it will slightly detune your strings... once you have the tremolo level with the face of the guitar you will have to retune... then repeat.
Just an added note to the above posts. If you try the suggested fix and still have a problem you can buy thicker tremolo springs that have more tension to them.
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