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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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really annoying me now!

ok, my new jem (7vwh) is (as i have mentioned before) fantastic but some minor things such as the looseness of the wammy bar regardless of the white washer are really bothering me.

if any one has any suggestions as to how i cna fix this it would be great. ps, i have already tried masking tape but it wont fit with it.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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Re: really annoying me now!

what about electrical tape? wrap it around a few times maybe?
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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isnt that thicker than masking tape though?
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 11:13 PM
 
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Oh, i thought you meant the masking tape wasn't enough.
I've heard some guys use nail polish? is that correct?
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 11:16 PM
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I have heard of the nail polish technique as well.
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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i dont know if i want to put nail polish on my brand new 3000 dollar guitar lol :P
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Make sure your shoes and purse match the polish on your wammy bar.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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oh wouldnt it be an absolute travesty if they were to clash. lol
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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is there something i should do about the washers. ie make them bigger or smaller?
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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Just get replacement washers dude
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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lol from where?
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 12:14 AM
 
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I think there was a thread here of someone converting the trem to a screw in type trem. wasn't a big deal
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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converting just the arm socket or the whole trem system?
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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Re: really annoying me now!

Remove the white plastic bushes,
take a small strip of aluminum foil (a single fold in half should be thick enough),
wrap around bar where bush sits (again just one layer should be plenty),
put plastic bushes back in place on top of foil strip.

This foil shim should give you the extra width you need to tighten everything up and allows bar to function as new.
If its still loose add another strip.
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 12:21 AM
 
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Re: really annoying me now!

step 1. Get tape
step 2. wrap tape around trem arm (dont worry about it to much just ensure you do it tidy)
step 3 put trem arm in trem
step 4. winning (due to the arm no longer moving)
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