Locking down tremolo

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by deanproxy, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. deanproxy

    deanproxy New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is it considered bad to fully tighten the two claw screws to bring the rear of the tremolo bridge down to meet the body of the guitar? I've found this helps a lot with drop tunings by not forcing me to have to tune every string once I go down on the E string... I wasn't sure if this should be avoided or what...
     
  2. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    3,275
    Likes Received:
    731
    I would think doing this would mess with your action and intonation, I recommend using an aftermarket product such as a "Tremol-No", or you could just buy another PRS and keep one Drop D all the time...
     
  3. bretwomack

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    57
    Everywhere I've read says to keep the bridge parallel to the body of the guitar. I don't know if it causes any damage, but I would probably try the Tremol-No just to be safe. I've also heard of putting a block of wood behind the trem block to make it stable yet parallel.
     
  4. TDPRS1

    TDPRS1 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    I installed the Tremol- No on my 96 Cu24 with no problems & works perfect!
     
  5. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    2
    On a PRS with its 'knife edge' trem it should not be done. It could damage the trem. Use something like the Tremol-no as mentioned above.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice