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    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
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    i was just tinkering around with my guitar and i got the floating unit out, but when i went to put it back in, the strings weren't raised off the fingerboard. they just sat directly on top of the fret wires. no matter what i did, the strings would not raise off the damn fret wires. any remedies out there? i know eddie glued a quarter somewhere to raise it up, but i can't figure out where to glue it...any help is welcome, thanks
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    06.23.17 @ 08:49 PM
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    is it still floating? or is it pulled all the way back now ? is the base plate flush with the guitars face? there has to be equal tension between the strings and back springs for it to float properly. what kind of bridge and guitar is it? we need more info.


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    03.30.13 @ 08:28 AM
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    Rick's right. More info as to what you did once you got the bridge off is needed.
    Ed glued a quarter behind the bridge and off to one side so the bridge wouldn't float. It rested back on the quarter. That way the trmolo would only tilt forward, and only go down in pitch.
    Did you raise or lower the 2 trmomlo posts?
    Did you change string gauge or tune down to a different key?
    Gotta know these things before we can help.



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