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Thread: PRS CE24 - does the trem have to float?

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    PRS CE24 - does the trem have to float?

    I recently bought a PRS CE24 and I love it. And I got it with the trem set flat against the body.
    But after much reading realized that the factory setting is a floating trem.
    The trem screw notches are all even and the trem knife edge is in all the notches perfectly.
    While I dig that, is that really necessary?

    I think it is ok but just wondering if there were any opinions that it's better to keep it floating.

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    Hey,

    From what I've read and saw, it's best to keep it floating . You will scratch and dent the finish underneath. You can buy a trem block to put underneath which work great . I'll look up some links lol

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    I am not worried about cosmetic damage to the paint. My concern is structural integrity over time to the trem and screws.

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    Paul Reed Smith highly discourages it.

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    If the trem plate is slammed down on the guitar's top, you will need to raise the saddles really high to compensate. unless of course you like your action really low.

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    I like a floaty trem and low action, think I'm in need of an uproute to get some fluttering

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