Integrated Spring Blocks
Brass and cold rolled steel Integrated Spring Block feature an adjustable built-in Tremolo Stop — thread the 10mm setscrew to meet the inner pocket face when the base plate is 90º to the riser posts and lock the position with 2mm hex wrench.
The Tremolo Stop can be threaded back into the spring block for normal floating setups.
CSL Global Tuner
Setup a normal floating tremolo, the stainless steel thumbwheel/secondary spring holder upgrade can change tension of the tremolo springs on-the-fly also features an adjustable built-in Tremolo Stop alternative use.
Setup as a Global Tuner for a floating tremolo:
- Set a reserve of approximate .031/.75mm gap between the Secondary Spring Holder and the Base, secure with 2mm hex wrench lightly –
- Flip the guitar holding the tremolo arm, pivot the spring block forward to release tremolo spring tension and move the thumbwheel a 1/4 ~ 1/3 turn to fine-tune the tension of the tremolo springs to bring a floating tremolo back to Initial Position.
On-the-fly adjustment of the 61000 …. …. 00:12 shows spring block under tension to compare… optional tensioning setscrew for thumbwheel ….
Setup the Global Tuner as a Tremolo Stop:
- Extend the Secondary Spring Holder so that the extended portion makes Initial Contact, “just kissing”, with the face of the tremolo pocket at Initial Position to block the tremolo so it always comes back to the original initial position — pad can be placed on the extended portion to facilitate various pockets and address noise in heavy setups, etc. — great for drop tunings, double-stops, too.
CSL Global Tuner Pro
Perform A Complete Guitar/Tremolo Setup First
- FIRST — Ensure there is an approximate .031/.75mm gap between the Secondary Spring Holder and the Base, secure with 2mm hex wrench – Use the thumbwheel to fine-tune the position of the dual stabilizers after Initial Setup.
- SECOND — Perform a complete Initial Setup, ie., stretch your strings, adjust the string height, the truss rod, the intonation, spring tension v string tension to produce the tremolo plate 90º to the riser posts, i.e.., Initial Position:
- Ensure the position of Spring Claw parallel or “true” to the Global Tuner – see second figure.
- Upgrade to the CSL Noiseless Springs — If using the same springs, reposition Spring Claw screws approximately .200/5mm deeper, same pattern.
- THIRD — Adjust the Contact Pins with the supplied 2mm hex wrench to just meet, as slightly as possible, the inner tremolo face at Initial Position – see first figure.
- USAGE: The Global Tuner Pro thumbwheel is used to adjust the position of the two stabilizer pins AFTER SETUP for minor environmental conditions – takes about a ¼ ~ 1/3 turn ….
- Double check the position of the truss rod when evaluation action or tuning sensitivities.
TWO ADDITIONAL TUNING TIPS
Adjust Spring Claw — Fine Tune Up and Down Returns
- If the up returns are sharp, it means the tremolo springs are too tight, etc. — reposition the Spring Claw. Use slight adjustments to start.
- If one side of the returns is off, adjust the matching side of the Spring Claw.
- Allow for the customary time for the springs and strings to adjust or settle in, especially, if you are changing your setup, etc.
Dual Stabilizer — Internal Tension Adjustment
The slight “tap” sound with up returns, when the Contact Pins meet the inner tremolo pocket, is defined by the firmness of the Stabilizers.
- Tightening the Tensioner increases the firmness at Initial Position – great for CSL Drop Tuner, double stops, stable strumming, etc.
- Loosening the Tensioner decreases firmness – for a looser classic feel for “flutter” effects, etc.