I installed a Reverend soft spring in my new Double Jet for the usual reason; sensitivity and action are greatly improved as usual. BUT the new spring, as well as the original leave s the handle standing almost 3" above the pickguard/scratch plate. I tried squashing the new spring in a vise to shorten the overall length to no avail. I don't want to bend the handle to a more comfortable shape because it would then contact the guitar top when swiveled into the storage position (down toward the strap pin). I know that shorter springs are available but I would lose the benefits of the softer spring if I try one. All that to preface my idea of heating a portion of the Reverend spring to red hot or thereabouts and trying the vise again. If it fails I'm only out 10 bucks, so the risk is low. Any feedback from G-T members familiar with metal working?