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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Offset 4 springs

As some of you who like to play 10s would know 3 springs are not always enough to balance the bridge.
If you get brand new short 37mm springs you can get away with 3 but I like spongy well used springs so buying new ones is not really an option for me.

Anyway my main question is when the widely discussed Tremol-No becomes available If I decide to install one on, can I just have the springs like that.
I had them in III I configuration for about 2-3 hours last night and after a lot of jamming, pulling up, down and playing with the trem I didn't notice any change in feel or stability but I'm worried that prolonged unbalanced push against 1 trem anchor will tilt it or loosen it over time.

I have absolutely no idea what the engineering implications are or the long term effects so this is mainly for Max (caprile) and Rich (trem guru ) but if any of you other dudes think you shed some light on this, feel free to answer.


p.s. After playing with the guitar for around 3 hours I did put the springs back
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-17-2004, 06:41 AM
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That would be the only option for 4 springs with a Tremol-no.
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