Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: East Cost, U.S.
Question about springs on RG3120
I know there's a tech section on this forum, but I posted it here because it's an issue with my RG3120, which is a Prestige.
Anyway, I use D'Addario 10 gauge strings on all my solid body guitars, including my Ibanez models (RG3120 and RG550LTD). On my Strat and the RG550LTD, the 10's work perfeclty fine. I only need three springs and the trem is able to be perfectly balanced.
On the RG3120, however, with only three springs, the trem keeps pulling forward, even with the screws tightened in all the way, which means I have to add a fourth spring (hence the issue I'm having). I even tried buying all brand new springs because I thought maybe they were worn out. Same issue. I DID use .009's previously on this guitar and even bought it from the previous owner like that and the year of production was 1999, so maybe that has something to do with it?
Any suggestions? Either way, I'm keeping the 10's on because they sound way better to my ears and I like the feel of them more. But, I'd really like to remove a spring because the extra spring is causing a little bit more tension than I'd like.