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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lo-TRS trem arm?

Hi guys, I wonder if you caould answer a question for me?

I recently bought a RG7420 second hand but I'm not sure if it has the correct trem arm. The trem is black but the arm is silver, and the arm has no plastic bushes on it - it just steps down in thickness a bit where it enters the trem, and has a slight 'flat' on one side at the tip. When I push it in it doesn't locate at all, and will just fall out again if I turn the guitar over. I have taken the trem out and if I take the spring out of the back of the trem arm hole then the arm goes in further and is a bit better, but I'm still not sure that it's the right one.
Incidently the arm from my RG7620 (Lo-pro trem) doesn't go in, and the UK Ibanez supplier has told me that they only have that arm or a screw in arm - Ibanez apparently don't make any others, according to them.

So, does the arm I have sound right? Does anyone have a pic of what the end of the arm should look like? Or should my Lo-pro arm fit?

Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 11:17 PM
 
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Lo TRS trems have threaded arms.... ?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 05:52 AM
 
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The TRS arm has a kind of threaded nut thing on the arm itself that screws onto the protruding bit on the bridge.




This picture shows how it looks when it's screwed on.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys, although mine doesn't look like that - Where you say that there should be a thread to screw onto, there is just a nut with no thread visible (the trem arm pushes in through the middle of the nut). The pic that the above link takes you to shows a TRS 2, wheras mine is just a TRS, just wonder whether the two are different?
I have fiddled now with the spring inside and the screw on the back of the trem block and the arm does seem to push in a bit firmer, so maybe it is the correct arm. Anyone who has a TRS perhaps could confirm that theirs is the same (ie, no bushes on the trem arm or thread, etc, and that it just pushes in).

Thanks for everyone's time.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 07:05 AM
 
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Ahh, I was just going by the TRS II that was on my old RG470, I forgot about the original TRS.

Looks like the TRS uses screw in bars:

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The arm in the TRS is the screw in type (like the original floyd rose), while the TRS-2 has a collar on the bar that attaches the arm to the bridge (and tends to wobble over time, unlike the Edge).
(from http://jemsite.com/axes/htm_features/trems.htm )
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 08:42 PM
 
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By the way, the longer bar is the Lo TRS bar. The short one is the bar for the old TRS101. When I bought my RG470 they shipped me the wrong kit.



See the difference? Anyway, the one with the longer thread is the TRS bar, and the TRS bar is straighter than the TRS101(RG2xx)/Lo TRS II bar too. Much more like an Edge bar.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 12:10 AM
 
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Thats odd. I've never seen a bar with threads. Not even a Lo-TRS bar.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 07:51 AM
 
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I do believe the correct bar for the LO TRS 7 is exactly the same as that of the Edge series. The part where the bar inserts is completely different on a LO TRS 7 compared to the regular six string version. However even with the correct bar it's a terrible fit as it sits about a centimetre higher than it should.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 11:18 PM
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt.
Thats odd. I've never seen a bar with threads. Not even a Lo-TRS bar.
It's a 2002 model, maybe they changed it in recent years?
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