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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does it matter which 2 out of the 3 screw holes I use when mounting this device? It's because I have a 2004 JEM and the tremolo block is thinner than on the lo pro and I therefore have to place the backstop so that it is a bit out in the cavity(I hope you understand this) - or goes over the edge.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 03:35 AM
 
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i think it doesnt really matter which screw holes you use. i just wonder how the Backstop would work pushing its "pistons" against the trem-block, since it's not flat as it used to be on the Edge/Lo-Pro. the Edge-Pro trem-block has got all those red plastic things for the strings, how you call'em? am i wrong?
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Well actually it is flat where the backstop pushes so there sholud be no problem with that.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-01-2004, 02:49 AM
 
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yeah, i was wrong, the red plastic things are placed in the upper side of the block.
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The clips are on the opposite side

Get another screw and use all three slots if you want, otherwise I'd use the outer slots furthest from each other, although I doubt it matters either way.
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The clips are on the opposite side
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Actually the reason why I wrote was that I can't use the 2 outer holes 'cause the one closest to the trem block is on the edge. I think I'll just use the 2 holes farthest from the tremolo block...
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The 2 pistons do screw in and out for adjustment ya know
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Yeah I know but they have to be far enough out to be able to go in when doing pullups. And it's an edge pro not a lo pro edge and it looks like the trem block is a longer distance from where the hole starts in the guitar( I don't know if this is called the cavity but I think so) than it is on the lo pro edge. Simply because the block is thinner. The backstop is also not going to touch the block in 90 degrees 'cause the trem block is not going straight up on the EP like it does on the LP.
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Sorry, I just pulled one out to refamiliarize myself with it, disregard what I said
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But do you think it would be okay just to use the 2 holes closest to the trem claw? Or would it move then?
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although I doubt it matters either way.
Besides, it doesn't look like you have a choice
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-01-2004, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nah - I think you're right. I'm looking forward to trying it though. I think it will make me happy - if it works like it's supposed to on an EP trem. Heck... It's worth the try!
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