#1
ok, ive got 3 springs attached to the back of my tremolo at the moment, now this seems pretty standard, but what are the advantages/ disadvantages of more? i figure if more makes it more reliable tuning wise then surely they'd all have a full complement? i don't know.

whats the deal?
#2
if you add more springs to the tremolo then it adds more tension basically. If you want thicker guage strings then you will want to add more tension to the tremolo.
#3
The more springs you have, the better your tuning stability, but it gets harder to depress the whammy bar.
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#4
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The more springs you have, the better your tuning stability, but it gets harder to depress the whammy bar.


+1

And when you use thick strings you also need more springs or else the bridge will raise out of the body.
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The more springs you have, the better your tuning stability, but it gets harder to depress the whammy bar.



Not if your using a floating tremolo though
#6
With more springs, the equivalent stiffness of the system is greater which inhibits the warbling sound when you pluck the low strings.