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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-06-2017, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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No of trem spring Vs feel and neck cracks

Recently got a '90 540s. She's pretty beat, but feel amazing. I have 77fp, so was keen to get another guitar with an original edge, and this one is not disappointing.

So the guitar is pretty beat, and has neck cracks. I knew about them, and I plan to get them glued up. But the trem currently has 5 springs! The guitar plays like a noodle, but as you'd expect the trem action is very stiff, but return to pitch well. Could 5 springs put extra strain on the neck cracks? I guess probably not under normal tension, but when using the trem?

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Re: No of trem spring Vs feel and neck cracks

2 or 5 springs no difference in "strain on neck". I'd use just 3 myself for the looser feel. 5 barely under tension as setup will make trem use way too stiff.
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