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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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ZR Trem

How has the ZR performed for everyone out there? is it as good as the OE, worse or better?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ZR Trem

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Re: ZR Trem

I like it a hell of a lot, but its very very stiff, and the arm holder is badly designed and is prone to breaking. That stiffness has an advantage in that its very easy to be subtle with it, and also it stays in tune very well. tuning it up is almost as easy as a fixed bridge, whether you change one string or all of them.

(as regards the bar, The threads that the bar screws into are only present on the plastic cap at the end. No metal threads at all. And the nut tends to come loose. Combined, those mean that unless you take VERY good care of it and tighten that nut periodically, you may one day be whammying away, and 'KLUNK' and suddenly the bar is looser than a taiwanese grandmother of 4 addicted to crack cocain in harlem.)
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Re: ZR Trem

Isn't the whammy bar something that has been improved on the newer versions of the ZR?
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Re: ZR Trem

Nope, what they improved was the knurled knob that controls the bar tension. It had a habit of slipping off on the old ones. The newest versions still have the same tremolo bar holder I think.

The ZR2 does use a push in bar holder though, although as far as ibanez are saying thats a different tremolo. (despite being exactly the same with an edge pro style arm holder and the bushings are at the top under a collar, not underneath on the bar.)
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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Re: ZR Trem

I like my bar loose and trem free floating. I tried Edge3, Original Edge and Zr for floating trems. It does feel different, but I would prefer a Zr over any other locking tremolos. I've had my guitar for almost 2 years now and my trem arm hasn't yet snapped so thats good. Keeps its tuning perfectly.
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Re: ZR Trem

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you may one day be whammying away, and 'KLUNK' and suddenly the bar is looser than a taiwanese grandmother of 4 addicted to crack cocain in harlem.)
That's pretty damn loose!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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Re: ZR Trem

I already bought a guitar with ZR tremolo. there are two springs designed to be easily removed. If you remove them the trem is unbelievable smooth. Flutter is unbelievable easy to do.
I heard a lot of stories about the ZR arm holder so I bought replacements.
No problem for me, Hakuna-matata.
I love it.

First time I wanted to buy a guitar with Edge Pro or Floyd Rose Original. Now I think I will never give up ZR tremolo.

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