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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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RG550 Floyd Question

I noticed the whammy bar has 2 plastic rings on it. I took the one off to allow the bar to swing freely, is there any way to get both functions to work without having to pull the bar and add/remove the rings?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 12:46 PM
 
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Re: RG550 Floyd Question

may I ask you a question? i suppose you're using the RG550 genesis with the edge bridge?

If that is so, with the 2 plastic rings on it does it fit snugly in place and wouldn't move unless you touch it with your hands?
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Re: RG550 Floyd Question

may I ask you a question? i suppose you're using the RG550 genesis with the edge bridge?

If that is so, with the 2 plastic rings on it does it fit snugly in place and wouldn't move unless you touch it with your hands?
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Re: RG550 Floyd Question

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may I ask you a question? i suppose you're using the RG550 genesis with the edge bridge?

If that is so, with the 2 plastic rings on it does it fit snugly in place and wouldn't move unless you touch it with your hands?
It's a 1987 RG550.
Yes to your 2nd question, it's snug and stays in place wherever I place it.
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It's a 1987 RG550.
Yes to your 2nd question, it's snug and stays in place wherever I place it.
Thank you FL6.
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Re: RG550 Floyd Question

Nope, it'll either stay right where you leave it with both bushings in or it'll swing freely. The only way I know of to get the bar to swing but then stop where you want it to is to replace the arm holder and arm with a Floyd Rose one with the collar screw.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-06-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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Re: RG550 Floyd Question

Are there any type of playing where you need the tremolo arm to swing freely? There is none I can think of
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Nope, it'll either stay right where you leave it with both bushings in or it'll swing freely. The only way I know of to get the bar to swing but then stop where you want it to is to replace the arm holder and arm with a Floyd Rose one with the collar screw.
Thanks. I found this workaround on another site and may try it.

Edit: The workaround to replace the arm holder, as you said.

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