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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Impact on Tone When Moving Trem Studs

In an RG7420, we are changing the Lo-TRS to a Lo Pro. We notice that the high E string is right at the edge of the frets. It seems that we need to fill the existing trem stud holes, then redrill for the new trem studs in the correct position.

Is this going to have any negative impact on tone, sustain, or any other performance of the guitar?

He could probably live with the fact that the strings aren't perfectly centered on the fretboard, but would like to remedy the fact that the strings are off-center if there is no negative impact on performance.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 12:37 PM
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Re: Impact on Tone When Moving Trem Studs

just how far over are they ? could you post a pic?

the pickup dont have to be centered under the strings and the strings dont have to be totally centered on the neck. As long as it plays well .

The only issue i could see would the radius of the neck not matching the radius of the trem making it hard to set up string height.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 12:45 PM
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Re: Impact on Tone When Moving Trem Studs

You tried to adjust the neck angle?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 01:13 PM
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Re: Impact on Tone When Moving Trem Studs

Yea the neck may not be sitting square in the pocket. Quadruple check before relocating the studs.

But no, if you do it right it won't affect the tone any.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 11:44 AM
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Re: Impact on Tone When Moving Trem Studs

Lots of good info here, will give that some thought, thanks!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 03:52 PM
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Re: Impact on Tone When Moving Trem Studs

As others said back off the neck joint screws and pull the neck across to re centre the strings and then tighten the neck joint back up. It's common to have to check and set this sometimes.
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