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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pls help with tremolo

So i got a tech place new pickups, now he was to lazy to adjust the tremolo and i saw it when i got home with it that the edge pro is not right.here are some pics.





so can someone pls tell me step by step what to do?
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Is the guitar tuned to your normal pitch, coz if you usually tune to Eb and he's tuned it to E it would have that effect ? I can't see he'd adjust the trem springs to change the pups ?
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So i got a tech place new pickups, now he was to lazy to adjust the tremolo and i saw it when i got home with it that the edge pro is not right.here are some pics.





so can someone pls tell me step by step what to do?

Do not stress. This is one of the easiest things to cure. Do NOT pay some loser 60 bucks to do it. Any human being can do this. Actually, if you want to pay me 60 bucks to do it, I'll do it in 3 minutes, but keep it for a day to pretend it was harder than it was. Yes, people will argue about stress on the tremolo and other nonsense. As far as I'm concerned, I've always worked on my own guitars, for almost 20 years, and I've never had problems with these "stress" on tremolos and screws.

The problem is generally this: the strings are pulling harder than the springs under the trem, hence hte upward pull on the trem.

Here are possible remedies:

1. Add another spring on the bottom of the trem. Do this by loosening the strings, then add the spring, then retighten the strings. I tend to loosen the strings, then use the whammy to make spring attachment easier.
2. Fine tune the adjustment by tightening/untightening the screws that hold the plate where the circle end of the springs go.
3. Do it until it's at a place you like.
4. Pat yourself on the back.
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I can put on 2 more there are 3 springs allready....urg don't know where to get spring i'll just put in in my shop again
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witch way do i turn the screws for making it right?
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Righty tighy ! Turn them clockwise, you'll see them go in . I suggest you got to Ibanezrules.com and check out the tech section. You can learn an awful lot and never need to take it to a pro again. It'll take some trial and error the 1st few times, but once you do it a few times it becomes easier and before you know it you'll be laughing that you used to take it to someone else for set ups. I know I did when I learned.
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Do not stress. This is one of the easiest things to cure. Do NOT pay some loser 60 bucks to do it. Any human being can do this. Actually, if you want to pay me 60 bucks to do it, I'll do it in 3 minutes, but keep it for a day to pretend it was harder than it was. Yes, people will argue about stress on the tremolo and other nonsense. As far as I'm concerned, I've always worked on my own guitars, for almost 20 years, and I've never had problems with these "stress" on tremolos and screws.

The problem is generally this: the strings are pulling harder than the springs under the trem, hence hte upward pull on the trem.

Here are possible remedies:

1. Add another spring on the bottom of the trem. Do this by loosening the strings, then add the spring, then retighten the strings. I tend to loosen the strings, then use the whammy to make spring attachment easier.
2. Fine tune the adjustment by tightening/untightening the screws that hold the plate where the circle end of the springs go.
3. Do it until it's at a place you like.
4. Pat yourself on the back.
I wouldn't consider option 1. Most people do just fine with 3 strings, no matter what the guitar is tuned to.

Here's what I think:

I think the guy must have retuned the guitar, so I would first loosen the nut, stretch the strings (if they are new) and tune it. Once it's tuned, lock the nut and see how the trem is. IMO, all you need is to tighten the springs and use the knife edges as guides to level the trem.

I hope this helps.

Jimmy
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hooray i did it all by myself, damn that was easy....
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Most people do just fine with 3 strings...
Really?
I usually prefer 6...
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hooray i did it all by myself, damn that was easy....
What did you end up doing? It is pretty damn easy, huh?
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i just turned the screws right to give more tension, now its perfect!!!

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Really?
I usually prefer 6...
i don't see the point in 6...why would u do that? my universe has 6 but why?
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I wouldn't consider option 1. Most people do just fine with 3 strings, no matter what the guitar is tuned to.


I hope this helps.

Jimmy
3 STRINGS!!
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i don't see the point in 6...why would u do that? my universe has 6 but why?
He was just getting razzed a bit for his typo saying STRINGS rather han SPRINGS

More than 3 is not necessary unless you want tighter action on your trem. More than 3 springs will also increase the actual tension on the strings which can be good or bad depending on your personal preference.
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What's the point of a universe with 6 strings??

Anyway....Paul Gilbert does ok with just 3 strings
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