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Old 2005-10-17, 23:11
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Originally Posted by Soeru
So how does this thing work... the whammy bar is pushed towards the body and the bridge is pushed downwards along with the strings? I still don't understand how a trem works...

The Ibanez I may be buying has a locking trem, not an OFR or anything but it looks reliable. I hear Ibanez's trems hold tunings very well. It's going to be my first trem guitar, so I have not much of a clue how to use it, so I'm buying mainly because I need a 2nd and this guitar is cheap(used).

A trem works like this..

<--------tension of strings
(tremolo goes here) [equal tension from strings and springs create flushed tremolo]
<--------force of springs

Goal is to get the force of the springs to match the tension of the strings, when in tune.
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