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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2002, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Want to change spring configuration - any advice?

hey guys,
I put a 4th spring on my bridge about 7 years ago, and I'm thinking of taking it off, because the guitar feels kinda stiff. *Will this mess anything up (ie, neck straightness etc..)?
Is there any right or wrong way to do this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2002, 05:43 PM
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Want to change spring configuration

You will need to adjust the screws holding the trem claw to get the angle of the trem correct.
I can't see anything that could possibly go wrong

This question should probably have been placed in the tech area for best response.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2002, 06:53 AM
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Want to change spring configuration

it also depends on what strings gauge are you using.
anyway, Salem is right, dealing with the claw's screws will do the job.

let us know!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2002, 09:30 AM
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Want to change spring configuration

if you've had 4 on there for 7 years, it'd probably be best to replace the three that you're going to keep. *It's very possible that the remaining 3 won't have enough 'spring' in them to pull the bridge back far enough, even with the trem claw screws all the way in.

It'll set you back about $5 (for all three!) and depending on how much you play, a couple of weeks to break the new springs in. *There are tips on spring stretching in the tech section.

Definitely put new springs in. *It will also help to "unstiff" your guitar as well.

When i got my Jem, it was about 10 years old. *I had to tighten the trem claw screws until they were almost all the way into the body after i put my .010s on it. *I replaced the springs the next day and was able to unscrew them at least an inch.

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