Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Portland Oregon
Re: spring claw angle?
There is only about 4 psi load difference between the heaviest and lightest strings on the guitar (meaning they all pull about the same).
Because the base plate of the trem is ridged it will be unaffected by a torsional loads, having springs on one side or the other will have a negligible affect on the trem, its pull or other....
The claw offset could change how much pressure is needed to raise or lower the bar BECAUSE of the metallurgical aspects of the springs themselves. Springs will change loads progressively so in theory a shorter spring (from offset claw) may ramp its load faster where the stretched spring may not increase much more after it reaches a certain point.
(Note, everything I just said above would very likely have to be measured on test equipment and the player would never know any diff....just my way of over thinking things)