#1
Okay, so I've seen david gilour on tv a few times now with strats, and he alwas has the springs set weird. On the side closest to the bridge he has them set out like you normally would with three, but on the neck side all three are hooked over the middle 3 holes. I guesed it would have something to do with either being easier to keep in tune that way, or easier to use the whammy bar.
Anyone know why?
#2
You mean like this?

Thats normal, nothing out of the ordinary.
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