Dirge for november Posted April 22, 2008 Report Share Posted April 22, 2008 Hello, I've just taken up a school assignment on designing a tremolo system. As I'm not to experienced on trems, and don't have acces to all the different models to answer my questions, I thought I'd ask here. Some of these questions might seem a bit lame, but bear with me: 1. What exactly causes the bigsby trem to detune easily? I reckoned looking at the design that the spring holds quite some more tension then the strings (as opposed to floating systems), which should keep the strings from detuning while using bends. I would think it should even be possible to break a string and remain tune. 2. A really strange question, as it's not logical to know or want to know....But by any chance does anyone here know how much tension is actually on guitar strings? I know it differs with tunings etc. But just to get a general idea. (to see if some spring systems I was thinking about are realistic) Probably a lot more questions coming up, but just can't think of any specific ones right now. Thanks in advance. PS the trem I'm thinking about is going to be top mounted. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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