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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tremolo-No Thoughts

I just found out about the Tremolo-No and I've got a couple questions for those who have used it on an RG.

When installed, can you treat your guitar just like a real hard tail? Can you take the locking nut off at the neck and not have the screws in?

I just bought my first hard tail a couple weeks ago and I love being able to retune my guitar for alternate tunings very quickly.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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Re: Tremolo-No Thoughts

sure probably could. I ueusally leave my locking nut on.
I've had mine on for about 2 years, no problems.
a little fidgeting to get it set up just right a little modding so that the pin didn;t bind in the hole at all. and the first one i had the pin that goes in the trem block broke off and Kevin sent me one made for Ibanez edge, the tailpiece covers the entire bottom of the blcok. pretty good. nice for drop tunings and blues.
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Re: Tremolo-No Thoughts

>> Can you take the locking nut off at the neck and not have the screws in?

I'm going to get one for my RG2570 soon, can anyone answer this question from experience, it's one of the things I've been wondering about as well.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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Re: Tremolo-No Thoughts

what do you mean by screws?
which screws?
sorry if you mean the screws that hold the tremol-no firm
sure but it wouldn't do anything different than taking the nut off without the tremol-no on. didn't understand what you meant

from experience no this would not work the way you want
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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Re: Tremolo-No Thoughts

I'm not sure what ColorsFade was asking, but I'm just wondering if you can take the locking nuts off when you're in hardtail mode and tune with the pegs, just like a real hardtail.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Re: Tremolo-No Thoughts

yeah that's what I thought he meant in the first place, yes that is exactly waht it does, basically converts it to a hard tail. great for alternative tunings on your floating trem without any hassle at all.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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Re: Tremolo-No Thoughts

Hey well i have a t-no in my 7 string 1527, i changed string guage a while back and needed to let the wood adjust to it so i had it with the nut off and the trem locked down for 3 weeks while i kept re-fine tuning it so, yeah i would say that you can just have the nut off and retune like a true hardtail - also i would note that it has slipped on me when playing a couple of times but only during really big bends,the added tension of a seventh string probably helped it to slip though. hope that helps
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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Re: Tremolo-No Thoughts

You can just use the tuners like a normal hard tail definitely.

To be honest sometimes i do just that with my 77FP as the tuning stability of the Lo Pro is so good that it stays in tune without locking it down anyway.

I have just installed a tremolo-no on my friend's JS100 and it works fine.

Just one problem that we noticed when installing it. wonder if anyone else has seen this...
The trem claw on pretty much all Ibanez guitars is quite thin (about 2 mm). The trem claw fixed to the tremelo- no is more like 5 or 6mm. This means that when you switch claws and screw it back in the screws that go into the body of the guitar have to be screwed in about half a cm less.

When we first installed the T-no the original screws were not long enough and when not fully screwed in the tension from the springs ripped them out of the guitar. Had to go get some new longer screws and now it works fine. but it seems like a bit of a design flaw.

(hope everyone understood that without a diagram!)
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Tremolo-No Thoughts

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Originally Posted by kyotochocobo View Post
I'm not sure what ColorsFade was asking, but I'm just wondering if you can take the locking nuts off when you're in hardtail mode and tune with the pegs, just like a real hardtail.
That was indeed what I was asking. Sorry for the confusion; my brain farts every now and again when I'm trying to come up with the correct nomenclature to describe something.
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