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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2003, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question for Rich re: Trem Springs

This is basically for Rich, but I'll take any advice. I have 2 RG750's.

They both have Edge Trems on them, both float, stay in tune etc etc.

But, on one of them, it has a very nice spongy, floaty feel. Very smooth, flutters really well with any of the 3 bars I have on it and it NEVER goes out of tune, and it sets up easily with new strings. It's everything you could want in a floating trem.

The other, well, I have to use a heavier bar to get it to flutter and while it works well, I sometime feels like I'm fighting it. And it's more prone to stick flat or sharp after trem use.

I'm thinking it's the springs or possibly the posts, but they look pretty good. Is there a way to distinguish springs from one another? Are there diffrent ones with different tensions etc?

Please help!
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There could be many things affecting the return to pitch, covered here

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setu..._stability.htm

As for springs they come from many different makers, in many sizes and strengths. They also get fatigued and when they are they feel great and create the easiest guitar to bend strings on. Swap the springs from the one to the other and see if that's the difference in feel.
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There could be many things affecting the return to pitch, covered here

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setu..._stability.htm

As for springs they come from many different makers, in many sizes and strengths. They also get fatigued and when they are they feel great and create the easiest guitar to bend strings on. Swap the springs from the one to the other and see if that's the difference in feel.
Thanks for the way prompt response!

I'll try that with the springs... When I have the time to devote to setting up both guitars at the same time.

If that ends up being the answer, got any old, worn out springs to sell?
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I love fatigued springs, the only time I'll pull them off is when they just can't handle 9's anymore and the claw is just too close to the body.
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I know they're both 570's, but check to see if they both have the same sized trem block. The longer block will feel different than the shorter ones. Also, if the saddles are generally closer to the front of the bridge rather than the back, that will change the feel too.
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Good point, typically only the pre 87's will have that super long block, but after 87', while it "should" have an HS block you do find other lengths [H and S] mixed in at random.
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