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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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ZR tremolo help please

Hey Guys,

This question has probably been asked before so forgive me if it has but on the new ZR trems, the 2 sposts on either side of the tremolo that raise and lower the action ( the one that the allen wrench fits into ) - these keep breaking on me and I don't know why.

There is also a screw that tightens around these posts, am I supposed to unscrew them before I raise or lower the action? If not, what are those screws for anyway?

Please help - I am breaking these posts everytime I try to adjust action on these ZR's.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo help please

I think i saw somewhere, that you should remove the strings, and springs, to get rid of the tension on the posts, then raise or lower them.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ZR tremolo help please

wow - that would be such a pain to do all that work to try and raise or lower the bridge like 1 /16 th or something - has to be an easier way......
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo help please

not sure, ive never had any experience working with a zr, just tried one out in the store. well its not just the zr you should remove everything, on knife edge trems, you should remove everything, because turning the posts means steel on steel= premature wear, and dulling of the knife edges. how exactly are they breaking? are they snapping right off? where they meet the body? or just little cracks?
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ZR tremolo help please

the part of the screw where the allen wrench goes into is cracking.

check out the pic I posted below to get an idea of what I mean...
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oh, i see. the metal must be really weak cast sh*t, if it breaks just because of that. this is just awful to see.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ZR tremolo help please

yea, every Ibanez I have with the ZR has one of these posts break like this. Rich @ Ibanez Rules told me to pop the springs off to relieve tension anytime I touch these - doesn't that sound like a lot of work to just make a small turn to raise or lower string height?
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Yeah, thats stupid. why Ibanez doesn't just try to make them stronger, i dont know. now im feeling lucky, i was so close to buying a s570b.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo help please

Seems to be a common issue sadly. This some really sh**** design on ibanez's part. This link refers to your issue as well.
http://bridgendguitar.blogspot.com/2...rem-fault.html
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo help please

By screw do you actually mean nut? if so then yes loosen them before turning the posts, the nuts tighten the posts to the trem, also try not to change the height of one post much more than the other, the design works best if everything stays perpendicular
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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Re: ZR tremolo help please

p.s. dont forget to tighten them back once your done!
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