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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 555 LO TRS II Trem

Ok I have searched and read where the Original Floyd Rose will replace the LO TRS II trem. Well the string block protrudes out the back cavity. My floyd is an original off of my 80's kramer. I was trying it to make sure the ofr would replace the lo trs before i bought a new one floyd to replace the lo trs on my 555. Well what trem will replace the LO TRS II since the OFR protrudes out the back cavity.
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I have searched and there is no right or wrong answer jsut a bunch of he said she said ****.
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Plus there is nothing on here about the string block protruding out of the back cavity which is the problem I have with my 80's ofr. It defeats the purpose if the block protrudes to changed the already not staying in tune trem.
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gee thanks for not helping. i guess you are too busy looking at porn. OH and I can NOT get the search function on this forum to work. It says no matches found when searching for lo trs jem 55 or lo trs II
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In his defense, when I type in the following words (jem, trs, pro) I get no results but other terms do work like (price, edge, ibanez). Search has been messed up for a bit since the last upgrade.
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Buy yourself a new Gotoh Floyd Rose of e bay (for less than OFR mind you) and drop that in there.

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You should still be able to use the OFR if you don't mind using a hacksaw to cut off some of the trem block. You'll need to deepen the spring holes with a drill bit made for drilling metal. You need to make the holes deeper the same amount you plan to hack off the bottom of the block. Also,use a file to round off any sharp edges left by the hacksaw. Drill and tap the spring holes on either side of the center spring hole(#2 and #4) so it will accept a machine screw. Now, get a piece of aluminum or other soft metal and cut it to the same length and width as your block, so you are effectively making a cap for your recently cut-off block. Drill holes in your cap that will line up with the holes you've just tapped in your block. These holes will be for your machine screws. Now assemble your block and cap. Keep in mind your cap should not be very thick. Otherwise, the cap might protrude out the back and this whole routine would be pointless. BTW, a rotary tool is a great help for doing any kind of repair work on your guitar. Hope this helps,
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Re: Jem 555 LO TRS II Trem

i slapped a gotoh in my 555 needed to sand a tiny bit from the bottom end of the trem route on the guitar where the wing of the trem would catch normally not much though but the block does stick out the bottom a little but id recoment just living with it its that size for a reason i guess, and if ya mess with it ya might knock out the balancing or some crap like that.

ps its a decent trem to use for it too stays in tune pretty much till the strings are ready to fall off lol
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Re: Jem 555 LO TRS II Trem

The block being a little too big to fit the cavity cover on is not really a big deal, if anything the extra mass should help give you a fuller tone and sustain. Just leave it and leave the cavity off.

If you really had to put the cover back on just take the block off the Lo-TRS trem and replace the OFR one with it, should fit.
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Re: Jem 555 LO TRS II Trem

I dont run covers on any of my guitars so thats not a problem. I will hit the block hanging out of the cavity when i play so i guess i will have to switch to the lo trs block.
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