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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tuning makes bridge lift way up?

I have two RG guitars. Both used pawn scores.

One is missing the locking nuts and that one when tuned lifts the darn bridge stupid high! What am I doing wrong?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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Re: Tuning makes bridge lift way up?

Not setting the guitar up properly.
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Re: Tuning makes bridge lift way up?

It's not set up properly. How may trem springs are installed? Make sure to screw in the trem claw screws a turn or two at a time, retune, and see if the baseplate id parallel to the body. Go here for reference:
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Re: Tuning makes bridge lift way up?

Used to have the same prob long ago before i learned. When you tune higher, you make the strings tighter, which in turn pulls on the tremolo, which you must adjust in conjunction to fix the height anD action.
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Re: Tuning makes bridge lift way up?

Relax the tuning on the strings until the bridge goes back to being just below level.

Open up the back of your guitar by removing the plate (if you need to, some you can access the trem springs through gaps in the plate) and tighten the screws that attaches the trem claw to the body.

Retune the guitar and see where the bridge sits.

How much to tighten them is really trial and error, if you find you tighten the screws up until you don't have any more room for movement you might have to do what AlaskaBat mentioned and add a trem spring or 2 to the block.

Another quick thing, if you find you have 3 springs on the block attached to the claw and they are straight, you can get a bit more tension by placing the outer two diagonally to the claw, so the end poles on the block attach to positions 2 and 4 of the claw. (1 and 5 being the outer fingers of the claw 3 being the middle).

Hope this helps.
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