How to adjust the feel of your tremolo

When it comes to customizing the feel of your floating tremolo system, there are several key factors to consider. Our EGS series tremolo system is designed to offer a smooth feel with balanced pitch alteration, ensuring an optimal playing experience.

By following these steps, you can fine-tune the feel of your tremolo system to suit your playing style and preferences. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our customer support team for assistance.

Understanding Action and Feel

The action and feel of the tremolo are influenced by various factors, including the placement of the bridge and the tension of the strings. It's essential to find the right balance to achieve your desired playing experience.

Adjusting the Tremolo Base Plate

Our tremolo system features two knife edged pivot screws that hold the base plate in place. The base plate has notches or grooves that allow the bridge to rotate around the screws' knife edges. By selecting different pairs of notches, you can tailor the action of the tremolo to your liking.

Selecting Notch Heights

  • Higher Notches: We've chosen the higher pair of notches as the factory setting on all .strandberg* guitars. The action is gradual with a smooth feel.
  • Lower Notches: Selecting the lower pair of notches will result in a more rapid action with less smoothness. NOTE: This adjustment will position the bridge higher up. Use a 4mm Hex key to adjust the two pivot screws on the side of the bridge and lower the universal string height if needed.

Proper Pairing of Notches

When positioning the base plate on the pivot screws, It's crucial to use the same height setting on both posts. Using mismatched height settings can cause issues such as reduced tuning stability or limited pitch alteration range.

To resolve this, follow these steps:

  • Loosen the strings and tremolo springs at the back of the guitar.
  • Reposition the bridge correctly by aligning the pivot screws with the base plate.
  • Hold the bridge firmly in place while reattaching the springs and returning the strings to pitch.

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