Changed brand of strings - same gauge: trem prob - help!
I've got a Sabre 540FM, Lo-Pro Edge trem. I used to have Gibson 009-042 strings on it, and had it all set-up nicely accordingly to the jemsite guide. I had a super smooth buttery feel on the strings.
I decided to give a clean to the fretboard, and took out all the strings (without blocking the trem... is that en error?). I took some Fender 009-042 strings to restring it - After tuning it to pitch the trem angle was WAY too positive!! I had to tighten the springs and screw them about half an inch more! After stretching the strings, I would have to tighten the tuners and my bridge would go each time more positive. Now, I can't screw them any further and my trem is *slightly* positive. Phew. But now, even though everything is set-up correctly but the string tension is horrendous!
Can someone explain me why?:
1) Same gauge of strings... would the brand of strings explain the fact I had to tighten the springs so much? Why do I end up with considerably more tension?
2) On the ibanez rules site, something is mentionned about tuning too quickly and ending up with a sh*t angle with the trem. Could it be possible? I don't think I tuned it too quickly
3) Or is this just normal? I've read other posts here saying that after restringing their bridge angle would go up and the strings would feel stiff. It's been 2 days now and it's still really stiff (strings are fully stretched BTW the guitar stays in perfect tune)
4) Did I f**k up not blocking the trem and taking off everything in one time? Could this be sufficient to explain the reaction of the trem?