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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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how do i make the tremolo arm tighter...

without changing the bushings these ones only lasted 2 days
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Re: how do i make the tremolo arm tighter...

I have heard a few methods. One would be to put finger nail polish around the spot under the bushings, this makes it thicker and the bushing sticks out a little more causing a tighter grip. Another method I have heard that sounds easier is to put a little piece of duct tape around the bushing (or under it), again, making it just a hair thicker. Duct tape would probably be the easiest to do, as well as replace when necessary.
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Re: how do i make the tremolo arm tighter...

Do a search there are loads of threads about this

Do what Gilk suggests, tighten the arm holder from the spring cavity (ibanezrules.com solution, or use a bit off D'addario string bag instead of duct tape
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Re: how do i make the tremolo arm tighter...

thanks. i got the tape one to work. its much better now, thanks.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 11:48 PM
 
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Re: how do i make the tremolo arm tighter...

I had a conversation about this with Vai's guitar tech Thomas Nordegg and he said that he runs a lighter under them real quick to deform the nylon a little bit. I don't remember if he said that he runs a lighter under them when they're on the bar or off, but I don't think it really matters. If it works for Vai, it'll work for you.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 02:34 PM
 
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Re: how do i make the tremolo arm tighter...

break a slither of wood from a match and put ti between the bar and the hole
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Re: how do i make the tremolo arm tighter...

I use PTFE tape.
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