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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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010-046 strings on a Ibanez trem

I was thinking of trying 010-046 gauge strings on my rg2020 which has the Lo-Pro Edge trem. Now I'm using Ernie-Ball Hybrid Slinkys 009-046. The point is that I have 3 trem springs (which are in the standard position: | | | ) mounted on the guitar, and I don't want to add another, because I dig the feel of the trem with 3 springs. I have maybe 2 full turns left on the tremolo claw screws before they are completely screwed in the wood. Do you think that should be enough to counteract the added tensio from 009-046 to 010-046?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 12:38 PM
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Try it and see lol The trem will feel completely different with heavier strings anyway so you'll either have to buy some tighter springs or add a fourth.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 01:36 PM
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err... why not tune the guitar one or a few steps lower? plus you got heavy gauges there..
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 08:35 PM
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With the screws all the way in, it's exactly enough for 10-46 on my axes (With the short trem block). A longer ("S") tremblock will also help dramatically, but you'll have trouble changing it on your double edge trem, and may risk ruining your piezos.

So, screw them all the way in, and it should be enough. If not, try shorter springs.
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