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Along with the option of merely adjusting tension with the two screws on the left in the pics, the springs can be fitted with, say, one straight and another diagonal, thus having slightly different tension balance on the top and bottom strings. Not seen that set up used, but I don't nose around the back of peoples' guitars! At the time this vib. was ...
No, certainly not. There's no need to keep the guitar in a hard case everytime. You can even keep your guitar on a guitar stand, since it is easily accessible rather than opening up the hard case everytime. Factors affecting: It is generally accepted that the air humidity should be neither too high nor too low and the temperature of the area should be about ...
No problem. I have hard cases for all my guitars, but the one I use most frequently lives in a soft-sided case because it's easier to move to gigs etc.; it goes into the hard case only if it's traveling separately from me - in an aircraft hold or a tour trailer, for example. This particular guitar isn't affected by humidity, so no worries there.
No, if humidity and temperature are kept with in a decent range then there's no reason to keep it in the case. The only reasons I can think of would be to prevent dust from gathering if you're not playing it much, or maybe to keep it away from kids/pets/guests. I keep some of my guitars out on stands and they're still in great shape after around a decade ...
I truly prefer the 1st version. Since all my guitars have trems (I got only one with a FR), the first spring setup suited my guitars best ; the second one always put my guitar out of tune whenever I used the tremolo. The 6th string had too much tension, resulting in a sharp (de)tuning when I got the tremolo back into position.
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