Hey all. I'm new to FR bridges, as I've never really had much use for trems. Thus my terminology may be a bit whack, so please bear with me.
I recently acquired an RG7420 for cheap, and I plan on using it as my beater 7.
I also have with me a nice chrome OFR7 which I intend on putting on this guitar.
I've been able to take out the old TRS7 bridge with no problems. The locking nut is still in place, though.
Also, I've noticed that the, uh, "posts" (the screw-like things that are located on either side of the trem unit, on top of the body) included with the OFR seem to be a bit wider than the ones that were on the guitar.
My question is, how do I actually go about installing the OFR7?
As in, what are correct steps?
I tried the following steps:
loosen the two screws holding the "back plate" (the little plate that has some tabs on it to hold the springs from the trem block)
place the trem unit in place
attach the springs with the block and that "back plate"
screw the "back plate" back in
Now, the above method was going fine; but I noticed that the, uh, "base plate" of the trem was not sitting parallel to the body. I think I must have read somewhere (probably in some tutorial about how to set up FRs) that the trem should always be parallel to the body. So I stopped, and unscrewed that "back plate" until the springs were slack again.
The Only Wookie That Always Laughs Or Farts.
Yeah, just work with the spring tension in the back, and string tension on top, until you reach a happy medium. Setting up trems can be a royal pain in the ass, which is why I have so few of them now