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    Default Noiseless Floyd Rose Tremolo Springs

    Whatís up with the noiseless tremolo springs?

    https://www.amazon.com/Floyd-Rose-No...remolo+springs

    Anyone have any experience using these?

    What is the expectation from using noiseless springs?

    Do I need these?

    Any information you can share on this topic is greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyBHarris View Post
    What’s up with the noiseless tremolo springs?

    https://www.amazon.com/Floyd-Rose-No...remolo+springs

    Anyone have any experience using these?

    What is the expectation from using noiseless springs?

    Do I need these?

    Any information you can share on this topic is greatly appreciated.
    I never realized mine made noise.

    Hmmm...
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    I've been stuffing a strip of common felt in my springs since the late '70s.
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    I always thought those Eddie inspired eye hooks and strap clasps were WAY noisier than any tremolo springs I've ever heard! Clink clank clink clank... That oh so soothing sound of metal on metal? Ugghhhh.

    None of my guitars have a back plate on them, as I (an EVH fan on a predominantly EVH site) like to putz around with delay and the whammy bar depressed - ala his Cathedral type experiments - and pluck the springs... I actually like them to make a bit of noise!
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    I used rubber bands as a damper thru the center of the spring for a long time but I was never heavy on the bar unless just dicking around at home so never really had issues on stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Van Halen View Post
    I used rubber bands as a damper thru the center of the spring for a long time but I was never heavy on the bar unless just dicking around at home so never really had issues on stage.
    If your springs make noise, you either haven't lost enough hearing as an electric guitarist or there is something really wrong with your setup. My spring claw is screwed right up to the body & I have a two spring configuration, only makes noise if I touch them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joezlo View Post
    If your springs make noise, you either haven't lost enough hearing as an electric guitarist or there is something really wrong with your setup. My spring claw is screwed right up to the body & I have a two spring configuration, only makes noise if I touch them.
    Not all of my claws are right up to the body, yet of course they are set to the point of holding the bridge flush to the top side of the body. 'Decked', as they say.

    Some have two springs, some have three. I like my setup fairly loose, yet only want the trem to pull forward if I'm doing a very wide overbend on the upper fretboard on the low E.
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