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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Trem Bar question

Well I was tighenting the spring claw on my floyd rose so it would level and the strigs wouldnt be so far away from the fret board but now the trem bar is too stiff how do i get it so that it isnt so stiff

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 01:52 AM
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maybe it is caused by the tension of strings you are using? or probably the number of springs you used or its tension?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 02:08 AM
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Isn't it true, that with whatever gauge strings he's got, that to get the thing up to pitch with the bridge at a certain position is going to require a certain tension, and no other tension? IOW, it is that stiff because that's the stiffness required to get the strings up to pitch. If you want it less stiff, then it seems to me you need lighter strings.

Unless I'm missing something, which is always possible, it's happened many times before.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 11:10 PM
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I think by trying to improve teh action by lowering the bridge (tightening the springs) you've gotten way pass the normal floating position of the bridge. If your action is too high, don't tighten the springs, instead lower the studs! or tighten up the trus rod a bit, if there is excess neckbow. I've see guitars set up with the bridge WAY inside teh body, it sure does look like the guitar has a great action but the stiffness of the trem is unbarably and certainly not normal, nevermind you're going to experience tuning stability problems. Check out the page on jemsite about how to setup a Jem/UV/RG with floyd rose. It'll helps. Remember, don't change the floating position of your trem to low the action!! hope that helps
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floyd rose , fret board , gauge strings

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