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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2004, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Broken Post - Need Help Desperately

Hi,
I managed to break the bottom post on my Ibanez RG520. I was trying to adjust the height and forgot to unlock the internal screw . The result of my amnesia is documented here
http://members.rediff.com/virtualme/

The guitar has been in this situation for almost an year now . The fretboard seems very dry and the chrome on the guitar is producing some white powder formation. How can I clean that up and also condition the fretboard.

Now I will be getting the replacement post from "RICH", but I need to repair this on my own and I need all the help that I can get. Any links, tutorials, precautions, etc.

THANKS!!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2004, 10:37 AM
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Just pull the trem and use a pair of pliers on the stud, just try not to break it up any more.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/remove.htm
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Why is "RICH" in double quotes?
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That's because he's "SPECIAL"... and Abhijeet, man, did the post get feel tighter right before it broke?
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Yes it felt tight, I presumed that it was normal.

Rich, when you mean pliers do you mean I should pull it out with the pliers or do I need to move it clockwise or anti clockwise.

Thanks again for all your help.
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Anticlockwise slowly until it starts turning, then just unscrew it.
Do it slowly because if you have managed to get it real tight before breaking you might spin the anchor in the guitar.

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I usually take a different aproach. I believe a quick release puts less stress on the wood than slowly applying pressure resulting in fewer spun inserts. Considerring it's in a mahogany body I would even worry about it
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Rich is the qualified Ibanez guru here so I'd go with his sugestion but as he said the mahogany would hold the insert regardless of what you do.
Let us know how it goes.

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I'm not saying my way is "right" for basswood [or anything else], that's just the aproach and mindset I take
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Rich I wasn't mocking you or anything like that - on the contrary.
After 13 years of owning, playing and putting up with tuning instability (not really intolerable but not great either) on my FR guitars I learned a great deal from your setup guide so I would say you are the resident guru.
I, and am sure many more as well, trully appreciate your site and your knowledge.

Thanx man.

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On the contrary, I didn't consider it a mock, just stating I'm not sure my way IS "right", just my minset that a quicker release stresses less
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On the contrary, I didn't consider it a mock, just stating I'm not sure my way IS "right", just my minset that a quicker release stresses less
Think pulling a band-aid off . . . what stresses your skin more?

Slow and steady or a quick pull? :-)

I'd agree with Rich, the faster you break the tension the less likely you will spin the anchor, but again, to restate what Rich said in a different way . . . you can pretty much use a mohogany guitar to drive rail-spikes and barely hurt it. :-) Well, not really . . .

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