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post May 7 2008, 12:47 AM
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post May 7 2008, 12:55 AM
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I had the same problem when I got a tremolo... This was my solution.


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post May 7 2008, 04:31 AM
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QUOTE (steiner666 @ May 7 2008, 12:55 AM) *
I had the same problem when I got a tremolo... This was my solution.

Thanks for the input my friend. The problem I'm having though is that "wobbling" notes is part of my style. Check out Guitarplayer.com and find the Brad Gillis video in the Guitarplayer tv section to see what I mean. I think the Tremlok device will allow me to flatten notes, but prevents the bridge from going sharp. Ain't sure though.
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post May 7 2008, 12:37 PM
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I know the problem,floating bridge has many advantages and disadvantages indeed.
You can block it with piece of wood (there's thread about it somewhere in gear forum)
or with Tremol-No,as steiner666 said.
On my custom we did similar thing but in building phase,
there is no room for sharp move,only flat.
Just like on Musicman Axis etc. smile.gif


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post May 7 2008, 02:44 PM
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Make sure the springs installation and adjustment matches exactly the tension of the string size you are using. There is a default factory adjustment, which is probably a good one, but you can change it a little bit to trade off bending easily (and sounding off more easily) or bending harder but not sounding off that easily.

When I moved from a fixed bridge guitar to one with a floyd-rose, I was sounding off in many cases.

After adjusting the springs properly I can even bend and hit a second note without sounding too off. (I learned to make a small correction anyway). And the bends now have the exact tension I want to have (less than fixed bridge, but not too loose)


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QUOTE (Gus @ May 7 2008, 02:44 PM) *
Make sure the springs installation and adjustment matches exactly the tension of the string size you are using. There is a default factory adjustment, which is probably a good one, but you can change it a little bit to trade off bending easily (and sounding off more easily) or bending harder but not sounding off that easily.

When I moved from a fixed bridge guitar to one with a floyd-rose, I was sounding off in many cases.

After adjusting the springs properly I can even bend and hit a second note without sounding too off. (I learned to make a small correction anyway). And the bends now have the exact tension I want to have (less than fixed bridge, but not too loose)

Thanks for the advice, gentlemen.
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QUOTE (FrankW @ May 7 2008, 06:50 PM) *
Thanks for the advice, gentlemen.

You are welcome.

By the way. If you never did this procedure(adjusting springs) before, it is a pain.

Try to find someone who did to show you. wink.gif

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