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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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why doesn't ibby make a trem with a lock on it?

was watching a video about setting up intonation with a Floyd Rose and the guy installed an All Parts Trem-No Trem locking unit. It enabled someone to lock the trem so you could change strings, adjust intonation, etc.. it was $50.00.

It got me thinking, why not just build it into the guitar originally so we wouldn't all have to spend frustration hours finding pieces of wood amongst other things to jam in there to lock our trems? I would think some manufacture would have included/invented this long ago to make things easier.

Also, with the ZPS3 Zero Point System what is the purpose of the outer springs unit that you can take out? I've had it in, then out, haven't noticed much of a difference. I thought it was supposed to lock the trem so you could only do dive bombs down, but I guess I was wrong. Seems like the outer 2 springs are for tuning stability?

thanks for any advice.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 09:38 AM
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Re: why doesn't ibby make a trem with a lock on it?

Because they also make hardtail versions and they want to sell you both guitars.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 12:31 PM
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Re: why doesn't ibby make a trem with a lock on it?

They kind of did for a while, the SynchroniZR - it was a single locking ZR tremolo with a dive-block in the trem cavity.

The guitar sold horribly and never took off.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 12:37 PM
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Re: why doesn't ibby make a trem with a lock on it?

If Ibanez made a guitar with a tremolno, it would cost an extra 200 dollars vs 50 dollars if you just did it yourself.
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