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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-13-2005, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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can't take out a broken trem post, advice?

well i have a bad trem post on my usrg30. It split in 2 and front half fell off . i want to take it out but that sucker is stuck in there. Any advise on how to get it out . I tried to loosen the set screws that are in the bottom of posts but it wont budge either and i ended up bending my allen wrench.

anything i can do to get it out, or any advice on what to do ?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 08:16 AM
 
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Re: can't take out a broken trem post, advice?

there's not enough sticking out to grab with a claw hammer?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 09:36 AM
 
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Re: can't take out a broken trem post, advice?

hello, mi english it`s really bad for explanation. maybe anyone can translate.
ESPAÑOL:

Podrías utilizar un dremel para darle una forma cuadrada a la parte que sobresalga del poste del puente, y luego aflojarlo utilizando una pinza o una llave de tuerca. Te recomiendo protejer bien el cuerpo de la guitarra y tus ojos. Van a saltar muchas chispas.

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Re: can't take out a broken trem post, advice?

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anything i can do to get it out, or any advice on what to do ?
Pliers, my weapon of choice. Just grab the remaining head of the stud tight and screw it out counter-clockwise. You should be able to screw it out without loosening the set screws at all. Had to do this a couple of times on guitars with rusty studs; one of them was broken in half just like yours.

A claw hammer shouldn't be necessary unless you want to pull the whole anchor out.
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Re: can't take out a broken trem post, advice?

Just for fun... I'll translate (loosely) what sers said:

"You should be able to use a dremel tool to square-off the bridge post, and then use pliers or a wrench to pull it out. I recommend that you protect the guitar body and your eyes: there will be many sparks."

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Re: can't take out a broken trem post, advice?

I'd bring it to a luthier myself, but I'm funny that way
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Re: can't take out a broken trem post, advice?

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I'd bring it to a luthier myself, but I'm funny that way

i am broke after buying my 5150, so taking it to anyone is out of the question for now

i tried the Pliers and i i tried to unscrew it and it wouldn't give . I squeezed the pliers so hard i tough i was going to break what was left of the stud but it still wouldn't give.

I guess i am just going to have to try harder or just use the claw and rip the hole thing out if all else fails but hopefully it wont come to that.
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Re: can't take out a broken trem post, advice?

If the post is stuck in there that bad trying to unscrew it is only going to spin the anchor anyway so just grab a clawhamer and a blanket and pull the whole anchor out.
Then just stick it in a vice and crank the post out.
Make sure you stick a little wood glue on the anchor before sticking it back in the guitar - 2 min job tops.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: can't take out a broken trem post, advice?

well i just pulled everything out like you guys said stuck it in a vise and got some good pliers, sure enough it came undone.

i just have to get me a new trem post.

BTW, i put and original edge in place of the lo-pro on the usrg and it lowered action a lot . I guess the edge sits father down in the cavity or somthing but i have the action set lower then i could with the lo-pro.

I love the orginal edge, it would be the best thing in the guitar world for ibanez to start putting the original edge back on thier guitars. What ever happened to "if it isn't broke dont fix it " ?
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What ever happened to "if it isn't broke dont fix it " ?
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