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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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trem replacement

Hi!
I'm new here.

I want to replace the crappy single-locking TRS-505 on my guitar and I want to know which double-locking trem will fit without modifying the guitar body (trem cavity and posts). Which one would you guys recommend? Probably will order one from guitarpartsdepot.com i want to make sure that I get the right one because I won't be able to return it if it doesn't fit (country-wise, long story...)
I really like the Gotoh FR, but I'm not sure will it fit because of the lock-screws. It looks like they're longer than the pins behind the saddles (underneath the fine tuner screws) on my present trem.
Also interested in TRS PRO or FR SPECIAL, but I'm not sure about the quality. Any suggestions?
Anyway, guitar model - RG unknown ( I'm guessing RG 270), S/N: F98 2 8 8 3 9 Japan.
Here's a pic of the back of the headstock:
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9968/sntq9.jpg
And pics of the present trem:
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4687/trem1ia3.jpg
http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/1298/trem2cb8.jpg
Sorry for the low quality of the pics.
Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Re: trem replacement

I would be going for the Gotoh for sure, even if the screws are slightly longer than the cavity allows. You only need to sand out the edge of the cavity a little.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-20-2008, 05:33 PM
 
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Re: trem replacement

the gotoh is your best choice if you don't want to do anything major.
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