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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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New JEM 77FP2

Just got my new JEM FP2 today....the trem arm will not insert into the edge bridge? It's so tight and I am afraid of forcing it...any ideas?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 07:09 PM
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New bar, new bushing, new holder = tight. Make sure it's perpendicular and supported and push hard.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think the trem is off as well, screws look low?

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Thanks Rich...also the trem seems off a bit
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I don't see anything unusual.
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Re: New JEM 77FP2

If the studs are all the way down and the action still seems a little high, what is the next step?
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The studs should be locked, unlock them by raising the bridge a hair and winding out the sets, then lower the action, and relock.

Although make sure it's not excessive neck relief or incorrect trem angle causing the high action.
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Re: New JEM 77FP2

Trem angle is perfect; I followed the directions below. I screwed the studs in with the 4mm hex head and they both bottomed out?

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They were not locked?? Or you unlocked, back sets out completely, and lowered it?

Still neck relief.
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I unlocked the stud locks with the 1.5 mm hex, then I turned the studs clockwise with the 4 mm hex to tighten or lower them, both bottomed out...
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If you could unlock with only the 1.5 they were not really locked, I would assume not lubed either. And fully down you probably have very little pullup range.

Still leaves neck relief. These guitars should not need a neck shim but if relief is right that's what you're left with.
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"If you could unlock with only the 1.5 they were not really locked".. I'm not sure what this means? The directions clearly state to unlock the stud locks with a 1.5 mm and then tighten studs to lower action or loosen studs to raise action, using a 4mm hex.. Thanks for the help Rich, I am just a little puzzled.
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>Floating Bridge - Edge, Lo Pro, Edge Pro, and all of the double locking Floyd variants are adjusted by raising and lowering the trem studs that the knife edges pivot on. Edge and Lo Pro guitars - There is a small 1.5mm Allen adjustable set screw inside the studs on all Edge and Lo Pro equipped guitars [ONLY Edge, and Lo Pro guitars] that must be kept tight for the best tuning stability. Never try and loosen it with the allen wrench but use the 4mm Allen to back out [Lefty Loosey] the studs a hair to free the set screws. If raising the action raise it until it's correct and retighten the set screws. If lowering the action use the 1.5mm Allen to back out the set screw enough to allow the bridge to be lowered. When correct retighten the set screws. Important! After you've tightened the sets using the 1.5mm Allen use your 4mm Allen to take the slop out of the threads between stud and insert to really lock the threads together and give a very solid fulcrum for the bridge.

The amount of slop in the threads will depend on the mate between the stud thread and insert thread. They won't all be the same. Some will take a 1/4 turn [especially if it's a stud mod for EP], and some will take just a hair of rotation to lock. Knowing which will let you know if you can set the final action first, or have to leave it a little higher for the tightening to finish setting the action. But your studs aren't locked until the slop is out of the threads. You're just trying to get the slop out, you are not trying to weld the 2 pieces together so don't try grinding everything together or you'll either break the head off the stud or spin the stud anchors in the body, use good sense when applying torque, but you do want the threads locked together.
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Re: New JEM 77FP2

I did all that, thanks! Maybe I need to adjust the trem angle back just a hair....
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If it's perfect it's not the angle, but you're experiencing exactly what I'd expect from a Sweetwater setup. You get to finish sorting out the bugs.
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