I have been changing strings recently on my electric guitar, which has a Floyd Rose licensed bridge. I had strings on it (dont know which kind) and changed them to SL Alice strings (0.009 etc.). But while replacing the strings, the floyd rose is tilting way too much forward.

enter image description here Now I have trouble to fix this problem and want to know what to do. I tried to tighten the height post screws on top of the bridge. I also try to tighten the wood screws on the back of the guitar to increase the spring tension. And I also changed the spring position to try to increase the spring tension from this:


But still, as I try to tune the guitar, the bridge is still tilting way too much forward: enter image description here

I read online about how to set up the floyd rose bridge, but it seems that I have tried everything and the bridge is always tilting forward... What should I do ? Add more springs? Change to strings with higher gauge?

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    Put on more springs, I had the same prob and I had a spring with me which they gave extra when I bought my strat. – RishiNandha Vanchi Jul 18 '20 at 9:41
  • Thanks for the feedback. I think I will then add a spring or two... as you suggest. Anyone, any other suggestions? – Phil Jul 18 '20 at 9:59
  • I added just one and it worked for me. Keep the configuration symmetric, This happens when you move to a string gauge higher than the guitar originally had, I went up by a whole lot when it happened to me, but one spring sufficed for me back then. – RishiNandha Vanchi Jul 18 '20 at 10:05
  • That is good to know. I will order some springs soon to try it, and add just one first and keep it symetric. Thanks for the advice. – Phil Jul 18 '20 at 16:25

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