I'm a DIY-er who is building a strat for myself. I have a '93 MIM Fender Stratocaster body, and originally had some extra tremolo strings laying around, so I fitted five on without thinking much about it.

I've been reading and heard that (logically) reducing the springs creates less tension and gives a fuller tone to the sound of the guitar. I've also read that three springs is ideal, but I wanted to make sure that was correct before I did any modding again.

I've been playing blues, rock, and jazz for about 6 years, that's the kind of sound I'm going for. Any input you can give would be appreciated.

P.S. Didn't see any other threads on this but if I missed it feel free to redirect me, I won't be offended.

I couldnt comment on the 'fuller tone' bit, sounds a bit voodoo but I mean you have to use the correct amount of springs to match the tension of the strings, if you using mega heavy strings use 5 if you use lights just use 3 springs.

If the trem only pulls up a little bit with string tension use 3 springs and adjust the trem claw.

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