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Jem 7VW *Setting up trem to go up - Jem set up

I just got my 7VW and I absolutely love it. During my setting up of this guitar ,I noticed that if you set up the trem as shown *on this site can only pull up about a 3rd(maybe less). As a result , I set it up to pull up about a 4th, however I noticed the action got slightly higher, the string tension increased, I had more strings breaking, I had less "flutter" ability, and of course my downward movement of trem was limited. *I choose to change it back to how *I originally had it *...seemed I was sacrificing too many things *just to be able to go up a 4th or 5th *with the trem.
Anybody have any other thoughts or suggestions ??
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Jem 7VW *Setting up trem to go up

Congrats on your VWH. I would tend to look for the "sweet spot" in your setup. There is a point there the guitar's setup "finds itself" and yields great action & playability. Personally i go for higher action and take the extra pullup (measuring the 4th on the G-string). Using fresh strings, breakage should be a non-issue when setup properly. If downward movement is limited, you can bend the tremolo arm (at the curve) to allow it to sit higher off the *pickguard, and allow further dropping of pitch.

Use the setup as a guideline, not an exact recipe. Good luck... glen
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