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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Mustang springs setup Reply with quote

I tried this several times, but I'm not really sure what I'm doing and I've done it enough times to hate doing it again.

So where should the springs be for maximum tension? At the very end of the metal bar or inwards toward the plate?

Most of the youtube tutorials say the springs should be on the end of the metal bar for maximum tension. The three old Fender manuals I downloaded say that they should at the end, unless you are using lighter strings, in which case you should move them up the post towards the plate. By this I assume the tension would be less.

Now Mad Mike says the opposite, move the springs inwards up the post towards the plate. I measured this, and indeed the distance is longer, which I assume would mean more tension, except I am not at all versed in spring physics.

So where should I place the springs? It did seem like they are a bit stiffer (what I want) at the end of the bar, but I'm not even sure anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without a doubt at the end, away from the plate.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Without a doubt at the end, away from the plate.

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