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post Apr 27 2008, 08:16 PM
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HI guys i have adjusted my start trem so it now floats and i was just wondering if i have the angle right.Fender spec is around 3mm but that seems massive to me heres a pic of what it looks like it does seem to sound a lot more lively just wondering if any of you guys have done this opinions well received
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post Apr 27 2008, 08:28 PM
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Yea seems about right to me, I did it to mine, but changed it back shortly afterwards tho, no real reason just if I`m doing heavy trem stuff I use the Jackson with the FR so didnt seem much point for mine smile.gif


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post Apr 27 2008, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE (Bondy @ Apr 27 2008, 02:16 PM) *
HI guys i have adjusted my start trem so it now floats and i was just wondering if i have the angle right.Fender spec is around 3mm but that seems massive to me heres a pic of what it looks like it does seem to sound a lot more lively just wondering if any of you guys have done this opinions well received
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looks about like mine. I never have messed with mine, just the way it came new.
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post Apr 27 2008, 08:32 PM
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Out of interest- how do you float the strat style trem?
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post Apr 27 2008, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Apr 27 2008, 08:32 PM) *
Out of interest- how do you float the strat style trem?


remove the back plate and adjust the spring tensioner inside, quite easy to do, I also had to loosen the screws in front of the saddles a little on mine to allow the extra movement smile.gif


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post Apr 27 2008, 08:58 PM
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Just turned the Claw screws in the trem cavity counterclockwise till it floated re tuned job done it has adjusted the tone it doesnt sound as tinny now a lot more lively


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post Apr 27 2008, 09:05 PM
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It does not need 3mm, 2mm are a good way to go imo. I like to make a float jsut big enough to pitch the strings to a whole step unitl it reaches wood.


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post Apr 27 2008, 09:51 PM
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Thanks Ivan mine is set to 2mm so i know iam about right now thanks biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Apr 27 2008, 09:56 PM
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Niice! I may have to float my trem now ohmy.gif

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post Apr 27 2008, 10:30 PM
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My strat came with the trem floating like 5mm off the body.. I didnt like it because if I played a not and then did a bend on top it would make the pitch go higher on the sustained note from the extra tension. Are there any advantages of having a floating bridge?


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post Apr 27 2008, 10:33 PM
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QUOTE (Tmas @ Apr 27 2008, 10:30 PM) *
Are there any advantages of having a floating bridge?


Being able to lower and raise the pitch of a note using the whammy bar..
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post Apr 29 2008, 01:58 PM
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Hey,

Ill try doing this, but will the intonation have to be set again?
and one more thing, will it result in excess buzzing?


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post Apr 29 2008, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE (bsamn @ Apr 29 2008, 02:58 PM) *
Hey,

Ill try doing this, but will the intonation have to be set again?
and one more thing, will it result in excess buzzing?


I started experimenting with my tremolo springs, and now it sqeeks...


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post Jun 12 2008, 05:39 PM
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Can someone show me pictures of the back of a strat with the floating bridge with the back plate off. I cant figure out how to do it.


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post Jun 14 2008, 10:29 PM
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The back of the strat is basically the same as the back of an Floyd rose floating trem. big block of metal, and 2-5 springs hooked up to it, and the other end hooked up to screws that are screwed into the guitars body.


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