i played a biker bar fri., sat., sun., here locally and as always, had my Wolfgang, Jem7DBK and i usually rotate a different guitar for a third - usually a hard tail - but just something else to get a chance to use most of my guitars live on stage.
at the end of a very powerful, heartfelt, and energetic set (3rd set of 4), i was ending the song doing some wild soloing and very obnoxious whammy action when naturally, a string popped. since the song was pretty much over, i kept getting really crazy using the whammy to shake the guitar furiously. while draining every last drop out of the energy and wicked sounds that i was getting, the strings just started popping and the ones that didn't pop, i was pulling off while jumping around holding the guitar by the whammy. it must have been quite a site
! as the songs last note finished i was holding the guitar with my finger on the tip of the headstock with the guitar standing upright on the strap button/input side of the guitar and as the very last note was played i let go of it and let it fall landing on a very safe carpeted stage on its' back, but exactly at the time the last note was hit by the band. the audience went nuts!!
it turned out really cool and the guitar wasn't damaged at all... at least that is what i thought!
after the show was done i picked up my Jem (which one of my band mates had put on the stand after that fateful, energetic song/beating
) to clean and case and when pulling the whammy bar out i noticed it was sitting really low in the plate. i gave it a slight pull to remove it and it felt like it wasn't even attatched. i thought , "oh S#@*!!", i killed my whammy!"
. i think the trem holder on the back side of the trem plate might have fallen out inside the trem cavity but have yet to get a chance to find out if that is the problem.
yikes... i will continue this thread when i find out what problem i encounter inside the cavity tonight or tomorrow....stay tuned