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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Broken arm holder - see pics

So, I've been having problems with my trem bar and the arm holder not being right.

I couldn't tighten it, and I couldn't loosen it. I Could tighten it to the point of it staying usable for a few hours, and then it would come loose again.

When I went to loosen it the arm holder to try and take it off it would loosen only half a turn and I couldn't get it off any further.


Today, I really had a close look, got the wd-40 out and gave it a spray. No matter what I did it would not loosen. So I decided to crank it and really tighten it up to try and get it to stay more than a few hours, and the arm holder snapped, top half still stuck in the thread.

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http://users.on.net/~bluffalo/Guitar/IMG_3945.JPG
http://users.on.net/~bluffalo/Guitar/IMG_3943.JPG
http://users.on.net/~bluffalo/Guitar...%20%282%29.JPG

I actually damaged the finish with pliers trying to loosen it at the tip of the arm holder as per Richs's instructions, but obviously if it snapped in half it really wasnt going anywhere.

So, how the F*** am I going to get the broken half out?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 01:45 AM
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Re: Broken arm holder - see pics

If you broke it by tightening the nut hard, the holder is probably loose enough to get out with a flat head, or at least use the groove to tap it loose.
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Right, since its broken I may aswell try and tap it with a hammer.

I'm currently seeing if I can order parts in Australia, if not I'll be contacting you, Rich.
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Well, its out.

Thanks for the suggestion.

I will most likely be contacting you soon for some parts.
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You can also use a traditional Floyd Rose arm and socket(although I prefer the original setup).
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Where are you in Australia?
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Where are you in Australia?
se qld.
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Re: Broken arm holder - see pics

I bought that same part years ago from Royce Music House in Toowoomba if that helps. Likely cheaper from overseas though. I use some threadtape to keep the nut from moving, loctite would probably do the trick too.

I had the same problem where the thread gets stuffed from the holder being loose and then you can't get the nut off. Good fun.
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Re: Broken arm holder - see pics

I am having this same problem. The damn thing just won't stay tight! I have yet to really "crank it" knowing the potential outcome is much worse than the problem, but i'm so sick of my trem arm being wobbly. Any suggestions?
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se qld.
There should be a fair few Ibanez dealers around Brisbane or Gold Coast if that's the area you live. Just go talk to your closest one and get them to order in the parts you need.
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I am having this same problem. The damn thing just won't stay tight! I have yet to really "crank it" knowing the potential outcome is much worse than the problem, but i'm so sick of my trem arm being wobbly. Any suggestions?
3-4 washers depending on their thickness should do the job, it did it for me.

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3-4 washers depending on their thickness should do the job, it did it for me.

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my goodness, i feel retarded. sometimes the simplest things just pass you over... thanks for this.
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how the hell do you fit more than 2 washers on?
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how the hell do you fit more than 2 washers on?

Hi, like I said it depends on the thickness of the washer, I was able to put 3 if you can only put 2 should be enough because they're probably thicker than the ones I placed. It's held up as tight as day one, since last April, before this DIY I had to tighten the holder every 2 months or less.

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You can also use a traditional Floyd Rose arm and socket(although I prefer the original setup).
that's what i had to use. where can i find the OEM replacement?
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