Re: new prestige 1570!
Yeah, the tape will hold it in place and stop it rattling around for about a week, then you gotta do it again, unfortunately. The nylon bushings only stay stiff for about the same length of time anyway.
I think a brand new lock nut (Top-Lok III, 43mm) costs around $50. You can get good condition used ones on e-Bay for a little less. I think an Edge/Lo-Pro Edge/Edge Pro tremolo arm (all these systems use the same one) is around $15, maybe a little more. It's hard to say, with me being in the UK, I don't have an accurate figure on these parts, but I think I'm close. Check IbanezRules.com (click the banner at the top of the page) and see for yourself. Rich has a great list of parts for sale.
It's no problem at all to leave the nut pads locked all the time. Don't over-tighten, you'll strip the pad screws.
There has to be a solution to the rattling arm problem. I have been trying to find some hollow plastic tubing so I can make my own bushings for a while. If you take a slice out of a circle of tubing it would be just like the C-shaped bushings, I reckon. I just can't find the right size.
Last edited by Dee; 09-29-2007 at 11:29 PM.