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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

Hi,

Just got a 550 20th, i lvoe the feel of the trem, however, it does not return to neutral from a pull up...

yes, the locking studs are locked and i have got chapstick on the knife edges, 9 42 gauge strings on...

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

Possibly your strings aren't stretched yet. When ever I get a new guitar I strip the factory strings and put whatever I want on. Then before I tune I stretch the hell out of the with the trem
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setu..._stability.htm
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

Check the locknut neck screws too. Sometimes they can be loose.

String stretching usually fixes alot of problems. Rich's site should be the first place to start your search for answers. Best of luck, nice axe. Which color did you get?
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

I LOVE my RG reissue. I found Rich's site and used all his info to set it up and now it plays even better than from the factory. No tuning stability issues either. I've said it before on another forum, but I wish I knew back in the 90's what I've learned from Rich's site. I'd still have all my Ibaenz guitars (S540LTD, RG560, RG570) I had back then.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

Rich's site shows the details to make her healthy.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

the thing is, it cant be any of those problems... cuz ive stretched them... they dont come out of tune relative to each other,.... they just all go out of tune together... from a dive its good... from a pull up they return sharp...

thing is... if i dive again after a pull up... its all good... back to neutral...

any ideas?
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 03:36 AM
 
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

I know Rich recommends the Chapstick & all, but I've found something that works even better: Big Bends Nut Sauce(http://www.bigbends.com/). Keeps my Kramer Pro Axe in tune no matter which way I dive or pull up on the Floyd Pro on there. Once again, like someone else said on here, please make sure that the two screws on the back of the neck behind the Floyd nut that hold it on there are screwed on real tight ! I saw that tip on a msg board elsewhere here on the Web one time & boy!! Did it make a difference. Also, just in case you ever get tired of the Edge trem on there, you can get a Vigier ball-bearing Floyd Rose for around $220 (Minus the nut, of course; that'll cost you $30 extra!) from their American distributor, Salwender International at www.salwender.com . Not only will this save you from having to deal w/ knife edges in the long run, but seeing as it's basically a modified Schaller Floyd Rose w/ the knife edges cut out & replaced w/ Vigier's ball-bearing system, what w/ the thicker bridge plate, it'll greatly improve the sustain on your guitar (Say, "Hello!" to easier Dimebag-style harmonic pullups! )! I'm seriously thinkin' about gettin' another one of these somewhere down the road for my Kramer, as my present one is goin' back on my Ibanez just as soon as Rick over Earvana Compensating Nuts releases his Compensating Floyd Rose nuts (Which, having talked to him the other day, should be around the time of this month's NAMM show. Or, at least he said that they would be for sale up on the Earvana site by that time; at least that's what he told me.). Anyways, just thought I'd try to help! Laters!
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

I've tested Nut Sauce. no difference, just like I tested PTFE impregnated lubricant Kevan used to pound down everybodies throats as the best, no difference. I use the Chapstick as nut sauce also, and truss nut lube, I haven't found anything it's not good for yet, except kissing. Yuck.

Your problem is the fat knives. Lube will help greatly, but nothing but thinning them down is going to cure the problem.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

ah ok right new knifes??? So that is just a matter of time and some hard whamming is it rich??
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

No they need to be filed. See this:

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/sharpening.htm

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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

ok thanks.

Looking at Ibanezrules.com- a question comes to mind...

As the 550 20th is a reissue... does that mean it has the new or the old type trem posts???

Thanks.
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

They are the locking studs. You'll have an allen key for the little screw type thing inside your stud.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

no, not that, the new type trem post or the old... locking studs have nothing to do with it...

Ibanez cut a different shape V on the new posts... which is better... wondering what the 550 20th has...
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Re: RG550 20th Trem return to neutral...

They are the new / better posts.
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