- First off, have the strings on and roughly tensioned, then back right off on the claw screws.
- Next, stack a load of picks between the trem block & the cavity on the OPPOSITE side to the claw (resisting string tension), so you bring the trem back to the proper level.
- Tune your strings to pitch.
- Start slowly winding in the claw screws, doing each a bit at a time so they remain roughly equal, until the plectrums just start to "slip".
- Tip your picks out of the cavity, then you just need to do a tiny bit of fine tuning on the claw screws and you're good to go
This is how I've always done it on guitars without a tremol-no. A 9-volt works pretty well too