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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Adjusting Universe for new strings

I just changed the strings on my UV777BK for the first time. I decided to go from the stock 9's to a 10 gauge. I noticed that I had to tighten the Lo Pro springs a LOT to adjust for the new gauge and level out the Lo Pro. I actually had to tighten the springs so much that the screws are all the way in and can't tighten anymore. Right now I have the strings in tune and the Lo Pro looks to be lined up right. Does this seem odd to any of you? I guess I'm just surprised that I had to tighten the screws completly in to adjust for strings that are only 1 guage thicker. Is there something I forgot to do? Maybe I need to add two more springs to the Lo Pro for a total of 5? As you guys can tell, I don't have a lot of experience in adjusting trem systems, so any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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One more thing, I'm trying to figure out what year my Universe is. The beginning of the serial number is F005. Does this mean it is a 2000? Thanks!
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4 springs is enough, otherwise you get exactly what you have.
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