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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy ZR Buzz

I did a search and couldn't really find anything on this. The problem I have is that the ZR bridge in my 520EX buzzes and I can't find the cause. It's not the springs and doesn't seem to be coming from the back stop. It seems like it's coming from under the tuners. Anyone have any experience with this problem?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ZR Buzz

Just found another thread with the same question but no replies:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showth...hlight=tremolo
Please help us.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-04-2008, 01:04 AM
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I did a search and couldn't really find anything on this. The problem I have is that the ZR bridge in my 520EX buzzes and I can't find the cause. It's not the springs and doesn't seem to be coming from the back stop. It seems like it's coming from under the tuners. Anyone have any experience with this problem?
You will never fix it. Nor will you find the causes. You will learn to hate Ibanez S series, and the ZR trem because EVERY time you play acoustically you will hear that annoying ass buzz.

I paid 1200 for my S2170, yes 1200. You'd think they could put a reasonably high quality trem on it. I would be SO stoked if it came with an Edge Pro. Or at least acknowledged the problem and offered some sort of solution.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ZR Buzz

So Ibanez don't acknowledge the problem?
Do many people have the same buzz / rattle problem?
Surely someone must have found the cause / solution... the ZR is such a great idea on paper
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 03:28 AM
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Re: ZR Buzz

I had that problem too, but it went away after a few months... may have been the fact that I took it a part and lubricated it a little... now it has worked absolutely great for about a year!

I experimeted on how long it would stay in tune just recently, by not changing the strings as often as I usually do, and the results are awesome; 3 months without even touching the fine tuners! And that is with the ZPS thingy removed, and also insane whammy playing...
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 04:20 AM
 
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Re: ZR Buzz

I am also a member of the stupid buzzing zr club. I thought it was my strings pinging on the frets, but it didn't come from the fret board. I thought it was the springs, so I insulated the whole cavity with a cut up coozy. I thought it was the fine tuners, so I loosened them all the way out and shoved some strips of coozy in there and tuned them back to normal. Nothing really helps except baisically palm muting the trem. Also, hub, nice tip on lubricating it, but u love ur trem too much. Maybe the 08 hybrid zr's won't have the buzzing problem.
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Re: ZR Buzz

Most likely it's the back half of the saddle buzzing, just like it does on Edge/Lo Pro/ etc. Sometimes just changing the position of the fine tuner can make it stop. Using a little lube or grease forced into the joint may also help.
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Thanks for the advice guys. Sounds like trying some lube is the go. I will let you know how it goes.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 07:49 AM
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I am also a member of the stupid buzzing zr club. I thought it was my strings pinging on the frets, but it didn't come from the fret board. I thought it was the springs, so I insulated the whole cavity with a cut up coozy. I thought it was the fine tuners, so I loosened them all the way out and shoved some strips of coozy in there and tuned them back to normal. Nothing really helps except baisically palm muting the trem. Also, hub, nice tip on lubricating it, BUT U LOVE UR TREM TOO MUCH. Maybe the 08 hybrid zr's won't have the buzzing problem.
lol

I just like when things work the way they are supposed to...
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