Edge - spring questions. - Jemsite
Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods Guitar workbench discussion such as setup, repairs, mods, installing new parts and more.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 14
Edge - spring questions.

I've just got hold of a '88 DY and have changed the strings from 10's to 9's. How should the tremolo springs be set up?
Do i use 2 or 3? Straight or arrow alligned?

2 of the springs are the same size and 1 is shorter. Is this correct?

Any help would be much appreciated.
guitars'r'us is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 05:32 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 310
Re: Edge - spring questions.

I havnt used 9s in a while cause i use 11s now but when i did i used 3 springs in a straight configuration. I suppose you could also use the two longer springs like this / \ the point being the claw end. I havnt tried that config so im not sure how much tension it gives but ive been told it can hold 9s. The different spring length is strange though. Mine have all equal length springs .
ibanez.shredder is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 05:39 AM
 
megadeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,221
Re: Edge - spring questions.

i recently replace 9s with 10s in the jpm and the bridge was angled sky high. I am thinking of putting 4 spring in this manner.
| | | |

I think rich also sets up the guitars with 4 springs for 10s.
megadeth is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 05:51 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 310
Re: Edge - spring questions.

You definatly shouldn't need 4 springs for 9s man. Ive used 3 in a straight config with 11s for ages with plenty of adjustment room left.

Last edited by ibanez.shredder; 11-24-2005 at 04:21 PM. Reason: Typo
ibanez.shredder is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 11:33 AM
 
ScottB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Pasadena, MD
Posts: 2,217
Re: Edge - spring questions.

He says he switched from 10s to 9s. The Ibanez factory setup of 3 springs in a straight configuration will do just fine. You should have all 3 springs the same length.
ScottB is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 14
Re: Edge - spring questions.

1 spring is definately shorter than the other. I'm going to get three new ones and run then straight.
Thanks for the help.
guitars'r'us is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 11:59 AM
 
kennydoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,422
Re: Edge - spring questions.

When you get new springs, they're going to be pulling like like a fat girl in a tug-of-war. You'll need to loosen the claw screw a LOT from where they are now. Get three springs.

There are methods in the jemsite tech section for stretching your springs faster than just doing them naturally.

~K
kennydoe is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
where to buy spring for an edge tremolo? StrunkInPanic Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 4 12-18-2012 09:19 PM
I need Edge PRO saddle spring HELP! Ekim Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 4 01-07-2012 11:28 PM
Edge Pro with Edge Zero Spring / Adjustment mechanism scotteggshell All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 2 08-25-2009 08:11 PM
Edge Spring Claw Screw? Jemmm Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 1 04-03-2009 02:49 AM
Edge Trem Spring sam_m Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 3 03-03-2005 10:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome