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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Trem "complications".....

A picture says a thousand words............
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 02:19 AM
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Re: Trem "complications".....

all I see is a blur..
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 05:55 AM
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Re: Trem "complications".....

I don't understand what's all the problems people have with floating trems. Maybe its because I have been playing them for 15 years but I find if you take the time to understand them they are prety easy and very stable. I always take all the strings at the time when changing my string, I unwind them all and lower the trem flat into the body cut them all off and I never used a wooden block under the bridge to hold the trem in place. I also never changed one string at the time because I was too afraid to loose my trem angle. They are never without string for more than 25-30 minutes and then back at the same angle and in tune in no time, as long as I stretch my string right. For a long time now I have been saying I wanted to make a youtube video to show how easy it can be to change your string with a trem when you know/not afraid of what your doing, and your guitar is properly set up.

I know someone will come up with all these theories, "Oh you cant do it that way because in the long run it will create stress on this part of the body and you will bla bla bla" Like I said, been doing it exactly like this for 15 years (I always played floating bridge Ibanez) and I never broke anything, I barely even break strings and I never had a problem to re-string, never!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 10:50 AM
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Re: Trem "complications".....

Weird thing...
Either defective, or "over used".

I wonder if Rich has ever seen this.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 11:02 AM
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Re: Trem "complications".....

Only if he has been rubbing his eyes a lot. Those pictures could give you brain damage.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 12:59 PM
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Re: Trem "complications".....

The noses are easy to break if you smack it against something when the trem is off. Otherwise I've only seen one break under severe shipping shock that also put a 4" finish crack [not neck joint] into the UVMC it was mounted on. Break from use?!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 11:44 PM
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Re: Trem "complications".....

look for a new trem. It will only cause you problems down the road
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