Here I will explain how to get the tremolo out without cutting your strings.

 

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1.
The first thing we need to do is to get the tremolo out of the guitar.
We’re going to do it without removing the strings, just so you will know how. Remove the plastic spring cover from the back of the guitar. It should look something like this.


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2.
To remove the springs you have to take some tension off them. So pull the tremolo arm down (like when you raise the pitch), like I do in the picture.


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3.
While still holding the arm down with one hand, just grab onto a spring and pull it in the direction of the arrow until it comes free from the hook that is holding it in place.



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4.
Get them all loose, like this.



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5.
The tremolo should come out of the guitar when you let go of the trem-arm.



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6.
Then grab the tremolo like I do in the picture and pull it back in the direction of the arrow.



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7.
Lift it straight up when it is free from the bridge height adjustment screws (indicated by a green arrow) that the tremolo is hanging on to.



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8.
Then the whole tremolo should come off the guitar, like this.



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9.
You want to get it back on again?

Go to step 5-7 again and do it backwards. Then put a small screwdriver in the ring of the spring and hold it against the hook on the spring holder plate (like in the picture).


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10.
Then just push the screwdriver in the direction of the arrow and the spring will slide down on to the holder nice and easy. Now do that with all the springs and put the cover plate back on, you’re done!


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