Please excuse the simple question. I googled this one and could not find too much info, although its got to be out there. I like the floppy trem on my Jazzmaster. You can wiggle the stick a lot, with little effort, and get subtle pitch changing effects. Its really nice. So I got myself a new MIM standard Strat because, well, everyone should have a strat, I guess. The strat trem arm takes a lot of force to move, much more than the Jazzmaster. It moves fine but its harder to be subtle like on the Jazzmaster. The strat came with 3 springs in it. The middle string was straight. The left and right were angled. I read that the trem arm will move more easily with fewer springs. So I went from 3 to 2 springs. And I straightened out the 2 springs so that they are under less tension. Then I adjusted the claw (?) screws to keep the string height OK. The guitar plays fine but the trem arm seems to take about the same amount of force to move as before. Maybe a little lighter now but its not a big difference. Is this just how a strat trem is? Or can it be made to move more easily? No big deal if it stays like this. Im really impressed by this lowly MIM strat. It just needed a little setup- open the nut slots to stop pinging and lubing all string contact point. Plus the pickups are fine, but dont have much fun character. Otherwise its a really great guitar. Thanks!