#1
I want to change my string gauge from 9s to 10s on my stratocaster, but last time i did this it didnt do my bridge much good. What prior adjustments should i make before i string up the bigger gauge on my axe?

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#2
bring it to a shop for them to do it
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#3
tighten the 2 screws on the trem claw a little.
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#4
priod adjustments? screw the plate that the springs connect to a bit further in...hoping that the strings won't pull the bridge too far up

then when you actually put the strings on you more or less have to go through a full setup (might not have to touch the trussrod but mainly you'll have to adjust everything on the bridge)
#5
get yourself an 1/8 inch drill bit, put your new string on, tune it up to whatever your tuning is, and then see if the drill bit fits, if not detune it a little and tighten the two claw screws at the back, and then retune, keep doing this until the drill bit fits nicely in the gap between the bridge and the body
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#6
Quote by Dr.Jazz
get yourself an 1/8 inch drill bit, put your new string on, tune it up to whatever your tuning is, and then see if the drill bit fits, if not detune it a little and tighten the two claw screws at the back, and then retune, keep doing this until the drill bit fits nicely in the gap between the bridge and the body

did you ever consider that he (like most other people) dont want a floating vintage tremolo
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#7
just tighhten the bolts that go into the body in the back where the springs are,

(so i dont start a new thread) should i do the opposite if i change to lighter gauge strings?
#8
Lighter than 9s? Why? But, yeah, basically. You'll want to adjust the intonation too, most likely, know how to do that?
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#9
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did you ever consider that he (like most other people) dont want a floating vintage tremolo


Did You ever consider that he might, Did You Ever Consider that i ma trying to help the guy, Did You Ever Consider that the gap between the bridge nad the body is a Fender Standard of 1/8 of an inch, Did you Ever consider that i worked in a music shop for a few months doing this just about every day, Did you ever consider You're an arse........No...........Didn't think so
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#10
Quote by Dr.Jazz
Did You ever consider that he might, Did You Ever Consider that i ma trying to help the guy, Did You Ever Consider that the gap between the bridge nad the body is a Fender Standard of 1/8 of an inch, Did you Ever consider that i worked in a music shop for a few months doing this just about every day, Did you ever consider You're an arse........No...........Didn't think so


Try breathing into a brown paper bag before you post, man. Not to say you're in the wrong, but I've heard tired six year olds make more coherent comebacks.
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#11
Quote by Strat_Monkey
Try breathing into a brown paper bag before you post, man. Not to say you're in the wrong, but I've heard tired six year olds make more coherent comebacks.



Yeah i know lol, am hung over and tired lol, it was the first thing i could think of hahaha
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#12
i went from 10's to 9's, i kno how to adjust the bridge and intonation, i juss dont kno if i need to or not

edit..

i already adjusted intonation
#14
Quote by Dr.Jazz
get yourself an 1/8 inch drill bit, put your new string on, tune it up to whatever your tuning is, and then see if the drill bit fits, if not detune it a little and tighten the two claw screws at the back, and then retune, keep doing this until the drill bit fits nicely in the gap between the bridge and the body

Will this create unecessary strain and tension on the neck and strings?
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#15
Not both. And not if you do it properly.
Feel free to ignore my ranting.

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