i think this belongs here... but just wondering does all tremolo bridge have to be parallel to the body? (as in its flat) ??? *coz if so whoever has this guitar before me put in a different gauge from default -_-
In case its a floyd rose, i'll just explain here...
As far as I know, a lot of ppl setup their floyds to the wrong floating angle. For a Floyd Rose guitar, its unreliable to always take the guitar's body as the angle for perfect float. What if you have an arch top? Or like me, an Ibanez S series?
Then its totally wrong to use the top of the floyd's saddles to judge if its at perfect float, because your saddles move with the fine tuners.
And its also not a fool proof method to always use the base plate to judge for perfect float because bridges like the Ibanez Edge and Lo Pro Edge (along with a few more) do not have a flat base plate.
Thing is you got to compare to the Tremolo Posts. And if its an Ibanez trem with a slanted base plate, you will have to use the knife edges (it can be seen at the sides of the trem) and make that perpendicular to the trem post. If your's is an OFR trem or a licensed version with a flat base plate, then its easy, make that perpendicular to the tremolo post.