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Strat setup question

mtmartin71

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I bought my second Strat...a HSS 2008 or 09 model...one of the new ones in Blizzard Pearl. Very nice guitar. I went to have it set up by my local guy but didn't explain what I wanted as well. I wanted it to be like my first Strat which has the trem locked against the body with 4 springs so it doesn't move on bends. Well, I tried to get the same thing on this one and it's every so slightly touching the body but it's technically still floating, I think, because as I bend, the trem moves. Is this as simple as adding a 4th spring and I'm done? Maybe this guy would just do it for me quick based on the misunderstanding...
 

mc5nrg

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Open the back cover and tighten the claw holding the springs some and you probably will be ok with what you want.
 

mtmartin71

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Open the back cover and tighten the claw holding the springs some and you probably will be ok with what you want.
What's the benefit of that vs. just adding another spring? I thought the issue might be that the 3 springs weren't applying enough pressure to prevent the bridge moving on bends. I'm using 10s which aren't too heavy, but certainly heavier than the 9s I had on the guitar.

Thanks...
 

Keyser Soze

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Tightening down the claw will stretch the existing springs to a longer length. They will then be applying greater force to the trem block. Adding more springs is also a viable option, but one that requires more springs.

Your choice really.
 

mtmartin71

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Tightening down the claw will stretch the existing springs to a longer length. They will then be applying greater force to the trem block. Adding more springs is also a viable option, but one that requires more springs.

Your choice really.
I just bummed a spring off of my other Strat and that worked fine. No movement on bends. I'll just get the extra spring to put back into my other Strat.

Thanks
 




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