- If you are not comfortable with any of these steps, please reach out to a qualified guitar technician or luthier.
- Be aware that mgr-design is not responsible for any damage to the guitar, the bridge or any other loss or claim related to the installation and/or use of mgr-design products.
STEP 1 - Installing Tremolo Arm
- On the right side (near the controls for a right handed guitar) make sure the arm retainer lever is down
- Insert the trem arm
- Slightly lift the retainer lever and the arm will not be able to come out
- On the left side (away from the controls for a right handed guitar) make sure the arm retainer lever is straight up
- Insert the trem arm
- Slightly lower the retainer lever and the arm will not be able to come out
- Lower the left side retainer lever all the way when not in use
STEP 2 - Installing Strings
- Lock the bridge
- Make sure that the tuning claws are all fully forward (tuning knob will stop after fully turned counter clockwise)
- Put ball end of string down through the saddle and up into the tuning claw
- Install the other end of the string in the headpiece
- Install all strings and turn tuners clockwise to take the slack out of the strings
- If you are having trouble installing the strings because the double ball strings are too short, you can unlock the bridge and use the trem arm to lean the bridge forward so that the string can fit into the headpiece.
STEP 3 - Adjusting String Height and Intonation
- Use the included hex key to adjust the setscrews on the saddles to adjust string height
- Use a phillips screwdriver to adjust the intonation screws to adjust intonation
STEP 4 - Tuning
- Tune the guitar in the locked position using the individual string tuners
- Use your regular tuning techniques, like making sure to stretch the strings
- Unlock the bridge while holding the trem arm - the main spring adjustment can be way out, especially for the initial installation
- The bridge will likely tilt forward as the string tension will likely be greater than the spring tension
- Adjust the main spring screw to get the bridge position back to where it was when it was locked (approximately)
- Tune the low E string back to pitch USING THE MAIN SPRING SCREW. This should bring all of the strings back in tune.
- You can now make minor tuning adjustments without locking the bridge
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