Question: Floating bridge setup question

Question: Floating bridge setup question

My MM guitar bridges are all set to float – accomplished by loosening the claw springs and tuning etc to get to the desired float – where as the bridge leans forward towards the pickups and is raised at the back of the bridge.

I took one my guitars into one of the best local tech’s for a setup etc who asked me the normal questions and if I wanted bridge decked or floating.

When I got it back the bridge is indeed floating (I can raise and lower pitch) however it is parallel to the front of the guitar. In other words – he raised the bridge plate height at the posts so it is flat from front to back and is floating off the body.

Have any of you ever done that or heard of that? It works fine, but i am honestly not sure I like it – the trem feels stiffer and I have to remove the bar to close the case lid without detuning.

Thank you for your time! Keep well friends.

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