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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Trem arm fitment preferences

Hi,

I love my JEM, but one thing I feel is NOT a good thing is the push-in tremolo arm. I guess I am annoyed at having to change the bushes to keep the arm where I want it.

On PRS guitars, they have a push-in arm, but utilise a really neat screw that comes in from the side where you adjust the amount of stiffness.

I also really like the traditional Floyd-Rose style collar attachments which are nicely adjustable. Same is on the ZR trem on my RG1XXV.

Am I missing something here?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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Re: Trem arm fitment preferences

You're not missing anything, and I agree with you. It's the major drawback. At Reverend we use Wilkinson trems - and the push in bar has a nylon sleeve w/ a set screw to set the tension and keep it that way. Excellent design - allows flutter.

The new edge trem on current J Customs & Prestige models have a threaded clamp that allows you to adjust tension. No flutter, however (unless you remove the stabilizer bar in the cavity)..
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