#1
I've had my standard strat for about a year now and I have a question. I changed my strings from the fender bullets to Ernie Ball skinny top Heavy Bottom 10's. Here's the problem. The Bridge is up really high now and I'm trying to adjust it but I don't know exactly what I'm doing and I don't want to screw anything up. I've read in the fender manual to keep the strings in tune while I do the adjustments but I'm scared. Andy advice???
#2
take up the backplate..there should be three springs. You have two options:

1. (safer) buy another spring or two to add, and then tighten them all to where you want
2. do what I did and just tighten the three springs a bit using a standard Phillips head screwdriver...this is often not recommended because it grinds down the wood a bit, but I havent experienced any problems