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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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1990 UV7BK won't float

I have been using and maintaining Ibanez full floating trems for at least 30 years now and this has me stumped. My newly aquired UV has the Edge 7. I am running 9-54 strings and 4 springs. If I level the trem in the cavity I can't pull up on the trem. If I raise the trem high enough to pull up on it the string height is crazy high off the frets. If I loosen the tension on the springs and set the trem height so that my string height is ok the trem arm is only a few inches off of the body making it next to impossible to use.
The way I have it currently is so that I have relatively low action and I can dive bomb perfect but I can only pull up a little bit. Way less than my other Ibanez RG guitars. The trem is not level with the body of the guitar. Its ****ed forward. When I check the spring cavity I can see why the trem won't pull up. Its because of the barrel that the trem arm sits in. It hits the wood on the inside of the trem route when I pull up.
What the heck am I doing wrong???
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 09:46 PM
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Re: 1990 UV7BK won't float

All old UV's need a neck shim.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 07:00 AM
 
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Re: 1990 UV7BK won't float

I've seen this on some Ibanez guitars before too.

The problem is you need more height from the frets to the body to raise the trem out of the body more.

Hopefully you can just put a shim under the neck pickup side.

If the angle of the neck to the body is good and when you add a shim under the neck pickup side of the pocket it throws everything off, you'll need to make a full pocket shim.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 1990 UV7BK won't float

I am not going to sweat shimming it. I am not really a pull up player anyway and it pulls up a little. I got it playing so darn good I don't want to mess with it.
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