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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone done this to their ZR tremolo?

After puting my ZR trem back togheter with the replacement part and playing it for a while, It dawned on me that the two smaller springs that hold that bar that the tremolo block rests against is detrimental to the ZR's performance. I pulled the two springs out along with the bar they held and now the ZR is a hundred times better.

Thanks to the ball bearings, this thing will flutter for days and is rediculously smooth to use. I no longer have to put that extra effort into diving and it still stays in tune perfectly.

If you use the ZR at all, I highly reccomend trying this if you haven't done so already. I can see why Ibanez put it in there becuase it does help keep the trem stable but I can also see why traditional floyd and edge users didn't like it and I removed that element of the equation that was keeping the ZR from being a real killer trem.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 12:20 PM
 
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Re: Has anyone done this to their ZR tremolo?

I took out the backstop about 10 minutes after it arrived on my doorstep, lol. And dont get me started on what a KICKA$$ trem the ZR is. + 1 on everything you said, and then some. This seems to be the last word on trems IMO, the stability and fluidity are simply unmatched....

Can't wait to rig one up on a 24 fretter...

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Has anyone done this to their ZR tremolo?

yep. do you know whether or not the moutning studs that go into the body for the ZR are spaced exactly the same width apart as the edge/floyd rose?

I'd love to retrofit one onto a project guitar.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 06:26 PM
 
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Re: Has anyone done this to their ZR tremolo?

I did the same mod to mine not too long ago and I love it.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 07:28 PM
 
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Re: Has anyone done this to their ZR tremolo?

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yep. do you know whether or not the moutning studs that go into the body for the ZR are spaced exactly the same width apart as the edge/floyd rose?

I'd love to retrofit one onto a project guitar.
Right, well I've been researching it, but it's only come down to staring at picks for comparison, and although some lead me to think it would work, it's just really hard to believe that the post locations match exactly, ya kno?
I'd be willing to work around that, but I am still curious.

Anyone got any RG or zr-S bodies layin around? (i know yall do ) Anyone got any post measurments from either? It would be infinitely appreciated.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-26-2006, 06:39 AM
 
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Re: Has anyone done this to their ZR tremolo?

those springs are setup to be at the tension for the zero point dead on system

Pulling out the reverse tension bar allows the Zero Point system to function as a full floating system.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-30-2006, 12:45 PM
 
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Re: Has anyone done this to their ZR tremolo?

I've been wondering why the damn thing won't flutter. Thanx for the great tip!
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