Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
yes. but you probably pulled passed the balance point, and the more it lifts, the more ur tuning drops, and the more you need to tighten the strings, which causes it to lift more, and you go around and around.
take all the tension off the strings till the bridge drops down below where it should be. then hold it in its correct position with your hand, and tighen all the strings just until they start to take up the tension on the trem. then bring them all up a little bit (dont tune one to pitch then move to the other, try to keep them all out of tune by the same amount), then bring it up again. repeat until its in tune and your bridge is at the correct angle.
alternatively read richs guide as has been suggested. once u get it right, whenever u change strings, change, stretch, and tune on string at a time, keeping the old ones that u've not changed on there until its there time to change. that way ur trem will stay in the correct position, and a string change will be much quicker.