PRS SE Standard 24 tremolo springs

Discussion in 'PTC - PRS Tech Center' started by Kryštof, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Kryštof

    Kryštof New Member

    Feb 20, 2019
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    Hi, I have recently purchased 2018 model PRS SE Standard 24 VC and as it is my first guitar with tremolo bridge I didn't know much about it and at first didn't notice it only has 3 springs in the back holding the tremolo. The guitar only came with allen wrench to adjust the bar, wrench for truss rod and whammy bar itself no other tremolo springs on top of that even though it has holes for 5 springs. I noticed that most custom models do come with 4 springs in and one on top of it in the package. I would also like to ask that when i'm going to switch from 9 gauge string to 10 gauge apart from filing the nut, adjusting truss rod and action will only 3 springs be enough to hold that?
  2. Alessandro

    Alessandro New Member

    Jul 30, 2018
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    Any PRS with a trem I’ve ever purchased came with 4 springs from factory setup with an extra spring in the bag with the adjustment tools. Maybe something to contact the dealer about.

    3 spring setup will just make the bridge a little less stable. It’s all preference I think when it comes to how stable you want the bridge to be and how stiff you want the the trem section
  3. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

    Jan 9, 2015
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    Three springs will be fine, but you'll need to adjust the claw the springs attach to; so that they pull the bridge to float even with the body under the different tension of a new string gauge.

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