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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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whammy bar color?

Is the whammy bar on the 7VWH supposed to be gold or black? Thanks.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 05:35 PM
 
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It is black. U can do a search and find some very detailed threads on this topic.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 05:40 PM
 
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I believe there was discussion that someone found a gold-like bar in a VWH case at Guitar Center... anyone find the post?

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 05:52 AM
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it's like Black...

how much blacker could it be? you could ask...

and the answer would none more, none more black
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 07:54 AM
 
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Black is the only color Ibanez makes for wammy bars
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 09:16 AM
 
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Black is the only color Ibanez makes for wammy bars
Let's correct this.
Black is the only color "available", since Ibanez doesn't actualy "make" the bar.
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 09:33 AM
 
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My VWH was a gift to me that came from a GC and it came with a gold bar that was totally unsuited for the guitar, it was a screw-in. Later I got the black bar.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 09:51 AM
 
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Ibanez tremolo bars are available in any colour you want... as long as it's black.

(apologies to Henry Ford)

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 12:18 PM
 
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You COULD take some steel wool to your bar and strip it down to bare metal... But as it's not stainless, you'd soon go from a smooth, sexy brushed steel finish to a abrasive rust-brown color that'd be MUCH less attractive in a matter of weeks. Course, maybe you could clear coat it... any of you custom shop guys, how easy would that be to do? I'm guessing rather tricky, and not too durable (prone to chipping, etc.)

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 12:25 PM
 
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Actually...
I have a cosmo black bar from my "98 RG550LTD. My RG527-R LTD and RG7-620 came with a standard black one.

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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 12:34 PM
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I got a chrome one with my DBK, but I prefer the black one. I wouldn't even bother going through the trouble of refinishing a trem arm. I guess you can always have them rubber dipped like a set of pliers
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 01:03 PM
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I'm the guy that spotted the gold whammy bar on a VWH at GC a couple of months ago. My VWH, as well as all of us here have the black bar. I asked the sales staff over at GC if this was a new feature, as usual they did'nt have a clue.
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 01:11 PM
 
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I remember hearing once that earlier models came with a gold bar. I'm not sure if this person meant that earlier Edge/Lo-pro's in general came with gold bars or if he was talking about the VWH. I never bothered to really check a catalog. I like my black whammy bar.
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As far as I know, the VWH's always came with black trem arms
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 01:38 PM
 
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When I ordered my first VWH at the '93 NAMM show, it arrived with a black bar. All of the models at the show had black bars as well. I've inquired with Chesbro MANY times as to the possibility of obtaining a gold trem bar and always get the same answer: the only way to get a gold Edge trem bar is to have a black one stripped and gold plated.
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