Different size intonation springs?

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  1. eb0248

    eb0248 TDPRI Member

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    Sorry for the bonehead question, I have a six-saddle bridge, 4 short, 2 long springs...which goes where? IMG_0679.jpg
     
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    shorter ones are for strings 3&6, but you can feel free to put them anywhere.
     
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    There's four short ones
     
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    Check position of saddles for correct intonation.
    The 2 most forward saddles have the shortest strings (longest springs).
    This is typically the D and E (treble) strings (as Raimonds suggests).
    OR .. the 2 treble strings.
     
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    I think he meant the longer ones.
     
  6. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Friend of Leo's

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    Those are Intonation Springs?!?

    Played bass since 77-78 and guitar a few years later. Toured, gigged, recorded, even worked in quality control for a major conglomerate instrument company for almost 8 years. I’ve set up countless guitars, at least well enough to hang them on a hook. I never knew what those were for. I just assumed they held things in place during stringing.
     
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    short LONG - e a D g b E
     
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    All 6 are too short on my MIM Thinline, they just kind of rattle around bit, showing no purpose.... asked my “guitar guy” about it, he said he’d run across it before on Fenders, says if it bothers me enough, to remove the saddles and stretch the springs.... but then I’d have to re-intonate.... the rattle doesn’t bug me that bad, only really notice it unplugged or playing at very low volume - it doesn’t come through on the amp, just heard from the guitar. But I don’t understand how they could ship the guitar with 6 short springs, why not just not put them on in the first place. I emailed Fender, never got a reply.... the story of my life
     
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