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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-09-2004, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ibanez LO TRS II TREM IMPORTANT question plz help me!

Hi guys , i recently took my Ibanez RGT42 Black pearl into my local guitar shop to the guitar tech to get setup. My question is, you know where the spring are in the back of the guitar holding the trem? and how there is 2 Long screws there? I know you have to turn them evenly, yes, but can you tightten once screw more on one side and leave the other screw looser, so you would have action lower on lets say the Thin EBG strings? and you could tighten the action stud so the bridge would still be paralell on both sides right? cuz thats waht the guitar tech did and i was wondering. The bridge is parallel with the body on both sides its, just that the trem is more into the body on the high EBG strings but still parallel to the body giving it lower action etc.... plz help -_- thx, neo
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-11-2004, 10:49 AM
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I'm not 100% sure but I don't think having one spring tighter than the other will make much difference in action. The bridge pivots on those two posts so all of the pressure from the strings work together to counter the pull of the strings.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 01:48 PM
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I think it's best to have an even tension on the springs, but it shouldn't matter too much if one is a little tighter than the other. But as the other person mentioned, the springs really don't have much to do with the action. That's just a matter of getting the trem parallel to the body and adjusting the trem posts and the truss rod. Those will all affect the action and height of the strings. Of course if you have the tremolo spring too loose, that will raise it from the body and make your action too high. if they're too tight and the trem is going back too far, you'll get buzzing because it is too low. So in that respect, yes it will affect the action. It's a somewhat delicate balance of tension between springs and strings.

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