Sunday, May 3, 2009

Diving into the Deep End

I almost forgot. My son asked to get .012s for his guitar. He got some, and I strung it up, and dang, there wasn't nearly enough spring tension to hold the bridge down. It's a standard Fender-style, and it was already nearly fully out. There was no down left. So I down-tuned, cut out a wood block, and blocked off his trem. We'll work something out in the future. Maybe drop-tuning to D standard. Maybe when we replace the trem with one with a complete, non-broken block, we'll add 2 more springs. Maybe we'll drop down to .011 or .010. But right now, he's a bridge-cable player and I am so proud.

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