Re: Trem Arm Bushings
Why not using the screw on the side of the trem arm slot? It's supposed to adjust how easy the arm turns. It also helps when the arm is sloppy in the slot.
At least good trems like Edge and Edge Lo Pro have this screw and if I remember right, even the crappy Edge III had it!
The comment about replacing the bushings every month or so must be from an Ibanez employee!?!?!? No pun intended, but that's waaayyyy overdone!
I've NEVER had to replace the bushings ever in my life, except for one heavily mistreated used trem I got.
And honestly: even IF(!!) the arm becomes sloppy once or twice a year, you guys spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on your guitars, even collect them to show off a livingroom filled with guitars but then you can't even buy a replacement for a couple of cents and start playing around with fire and glue and nailpolish on your expensive instruments???
That's like pouring body lotion into your car's engine just because it's cheaper than motor oil.
Let's face it: a trem is a complicated piece of mechanical equipment, it needs maintenance!
Your guitar is an expensive working tool for a musician. If you want it to work properly, care about it properly!
If you can't afford bushings for a couple of cents, which are cheaper than a set of strings, then I really wonder......
Sorry for these clear words, but sometimes something seems very wrong in the guitarist's world, at least IMHO.