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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Changing strings from 9s to 10s.

I want to move one size up as I like my 10s so do I need to add another trem spring to do this? What else would be involved besides the obvious neck adjusments?
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it's recommended to use 4 springs with a 10 - gauge
on an edge trem at least... to my knowledge... but should be the same with lopro

and hey! i know that though i don't even use trems
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rich would say you'd be better with 3 springs and thinned knives
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rich would say you'd be better with 3 springs and thinned knives
I only say that to those that want to use 4 springs to try and cure tuning problems.

I almost always use 4 springs w/ 10's. You can use 3 and put the outer 2 in arrow formation, or you can use 3 short 47mm springs straight, or even just 2 in arrow. All depends on what "feel" you want
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oh shdp, i thought you couldnt type
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I only use 2 fingers, but the right hand does NOT like bouncing off the keyboard all day
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Ok before I get started just one more thing. Will putting the 2 outer springs at an angle towards the middle spring be sufficient to hold the trem flat with the 10s or would I have to get an additional spring?
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Depends on how strong or new your springs are. Try it and if it doesn't work throw in another spring.
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Yeah that is always the best, trial and error. So where is the best place to get a spring because I know my dealer here doesn`t have any for Ibanez, just Fender springs?
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Buy 4 Fenders, they're cheap enough.
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Cool, thanks for the help.
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