#1
After living for 18 years, the springs on my Jackson have finally stretched out, making the tuning stability horrible.

I have some new springs to attach to it, but I'm having some trouble taking the springs off of the back of the tremolo, getting it off the claw's not a problem but getting it out of the tremolo is.

So is it meant to be difficult for the springs to come out on an ORIGINAL Floyd Rose Tremolo?
#2
Shouldn't be that hard I think. I've never done it but you can take a pencil or the backplate and "block" (right word I hope) the saddle and then loosen the two pivot screws until you can pop the springs out. I did it with a Fender once but that's way different.
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#4
My bad wrong part. I just realized that... I meant the two screws in the cavity, um old springs should be easy to pop out after you loosen those screws quite a bit.
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#6
Yea that's what I meant, the three springs in the cavity that goes in the holes of the trem block right?
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#8
take a needle nose pliers and pull them out, thats what i did.
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#10
use ur left hand to hold down the middle of the spring while using a small pair of pliers to grab the spring and slowly remove it. wiggle it around abit while slowly removing it.
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#11
If it's worn out then pulling it out shouldn't be too hard. Make sure to abuse your new springs though.
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#14
Quote by JustinT80
take a needle nose pliers and pull them out, thats what i did.

do that, it works for me
and if it is still hard try loosening the screws in the claw so the springs to give you less resistance
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#15
just give them a good pull with the needle nose pliers, and put something soft between them and the guitar, especially when replacing them... no-one wants a huge gash in the back of their guitar.