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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bridge problem with my ESP

I bought a new ESP LTD M200

It has an esp licensed bridge

I decided to change the strings and guess what

the allen to release the string on the bridge is at an angle that I cant get the allen key into it

the fine tuners are in the way and you cant unscrew them fully

I am left bamboozled, is this a manufacturing problem?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-25-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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Re: Bridge problem with my ESP

no, lift the bridge up using the whammy bar, a bit of initiative is all it takes.

And are you a Bodom fan?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-25-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: Bridge problem with my ESP

Use the whammy bar to tilt the bridge, then unlock the string bolt.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Bridge problem with my ESP

Yes I am a huge bodom fan

The bridge is more like a edge lo trs

and the fine tuners are in the way of the allen key bolt

I think it may be a manufacturing fault
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Re: Bridge problem with my ESP

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Yes I am a huge bodom fan

The bridge is more like a edge lo trs

and the fine tuners are in the way of the allen key bolt

I think it may be a manufacturing fault
replace it with an ofr(idk if it fits) if its a problem with the actual bridge, + it would be an upgrade from a licensed
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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Re: Bridge problem with my ESP

Offtopic. I was at lake Bodom today...

Cheers

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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Re: Bridge problem with my ESP

See if you can obtain shorter allen key from somewhere.
What you're describing is a pretty common "problem" on low profile floyds, including the lo pro edge.
If you can't find a shorter one, just saw off 5mm of the allen key tip with a metal saw and you'll be fine. That's what I always do.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 03:52 PM
 
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Re: Bridge problem with my ESP

I met Alexi
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2007, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Bridge problem with my ESP

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I met Alexi
Nice one

what was he like?

Also I am getting a replacement cos those bridges are not supposed to be like that

the problem with getting a smaller allen key is that the gap between the bolt and fine tuners are half a centimetre

so thats quite an impossibility

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