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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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3 pics 3 questions

this is probably the stupidest post ever....but i was wonering if you guys could help me out
firstly i was having problems with the low B being a bit floppy so one of my friends said if i arrange the spring in the way shown in the picture it might help a bit,so i did it and noticed like a 5% improvement and so ive decided it to leave it that way.So my question is that ,does this do any harm to my guitar i mean i wont have warppage problems cuz of this arrangemet will i?.

secondly im not sure if my truss rod needs fixing so i took a pic from the side of the neck and was wanting to know what you guys think.

thirdly heres a pic of my bridge,is it aligned properly and do you guys think the bridge might be too low?(i like a low action)

now i know its tough to see from these stupid pictures but any help will be greatly appreciated.Thank you
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 07:35 PM
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You might want to pull out the one screw and move the spring over so its parallel. You can get more tension if you do the /|\ Configuration of the springs, too. I Believe.
I cant really see that well from the pic but i think your bridge might be a bit low.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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im sorry about the double post somehow whatever i preview gets posted as well,anyways ill try the spring config you told me and see how it works. are you sure it doesnt make the neck more prone to warping though?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 09:06 PM
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Aligning your springs that way will have no affect on the string tension. All you're doing is applying uneven tension to the block, and likely to the trem posts. If you want better tension on your lowest string, the only two things you can do are raise the pitch or increase the string's gauge.

From your photos, it's impossible to tell if your truss rod needs aligning.

If your trem is an Edge Pro model, your angle looks about right. If it's an Edge or Lo-Pro, it's sitting a wee bit too far back.

Necks aren't so sensitive that a slight adjustment to the spring angle would cause warpage problems.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 12:04 PM
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What are you stringing with? If your low B is floppy, and you're using a .54 or lighter, it's probably the fault of the string. I personally think a .58 is the best match for a 9-42 set I've played yet, but even a .56 should do it (for the record I'm currently playing a 10-60 set)

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