Re: Trem bar touching volume pot...
Hey man. I'm kinda glad to hear you have the same 'problem'...let's me know I'm not nuts!
As far as the knob issue goes, lots of lil ways to fix it, most mentioned already. Try the simply height drop on the set screw first. But yeah, if you pitch the trem forward you're askin for that to happen.
I have my RG2550 set with the action reasonably low, but because I'm playing it with drop D tuning, I get annoying buzz on the low E string around the fifth fret and up...so I have to raise the bridge. Not too happy about it, but I've had the frets levelled and it's still happening. It doesn't do it when it's in standard tuning, so who the hell knows...my trem plate is flat by the way. Ya gotta put up with some buzzing, I guess...
Now, the big problem...that ANNOYING scraping noise when you spin the bar in the socket!...frig I put up with that for months, and nobody could figure it out. Finally the guys figured it out. They swapped arms, and it minimized to a degree, but still not 'gone'.
There's a spring in the bushing that connects the bar to the trem, and if that spring is too far forward, it causes the sound...that lil spring sits inside the groove on the bottom of the bar. Now I didn't do the fix myself, I'm only going by what the tech said. He simply adjusted that spring and the scraping sound is GONE...changing your plastic rings won't do jack, trust me. And it won't go away with more use, it actually gets worse as time goes on. Take it to the shop and have them fix it.
Let us know how it turns out. Yeah, it's a bummer cause I paid big bux for my Prestige and wouldn't have expected these issues....let alone the need for a damn fret levelling on a guitar less than 2 years old...I think I got burned on that one cause the thing STILL buzzes when I drop the action to where I like it.
Last edited by atarilovesyou; 07-12-2007 at 01:13 AM.