OK I had this on two guitars. RG 370 and RG 450. Both for different reasons. I think it used to click on my 550 too but not anymore. So on the 370 the problem was in the locking nut it was moving I guess so a luthier shimmed it and it kinda clicked less but it didn't disappear (i mean the clicking noise). On the 450 the trem literally was scratching the pickguard. For both of the guitars it did nothing to the tuning stability tho! It was just a noise and nothing more, and I believe it is nothing farmful so don't worry!
The JEM seems to have stopped, I was setting it up today and could not replicate it. However the JS
which has no pick guard still does it. I will check the nut, thanks!
I don't have an answer, but I'm jumping on the "me too" bandwagon...
I sometimes hear a faint "click" too when I do a heavy pull-up (dives are fine) on some of my 7-string trems. I've no idea what causes it, but doesn't seem to affect tuning stability. I always felt like it was something with the knife edges "settling" or shifting a bit.
This is one I'd like to hear Rich speculate on--or maybe he knows exactly what's happening. My guitars are all 7-strings with Edge Pros or Lo Pros, no pickguards, locking stud mods on all of them.
Yeah from the 4 Edge/Lo pro guitars I have, only the JS
and JEM have done that clicking noise. The RG655 and RG 752 no clicks at all. But JEM also seems ok now. It does not affect tuning either in my case.
Always check for a groove in the studs, although they're tough and should be adjusted under tension, they're not all created equal and sometimes you'll get a softer one [or batch]. If changing to new studs doesn't eliminate it then I'd be looking at spring shift, but that's fairly easy to hear the twang that goes with it, although extremely rare as the tension they're under almost always keeps them from moving, but full throw pullups can make one twist a hair, then snap back on tension..
I don't heard any twang coming from the JS
. I am taking apart the JS
next week, will see if the studs are the culprit too and if it's an easy fix, Ill order the parts. But if it still clicks I won't look to much in to it. The JS
might become an "art" piece soon. If I get it signed. My biggest concern was the JEM 30th that I play. If it happens again on that I will have to get it fixed and track it down, the click just annoys me too much, I will take it a part and see if the nut or studs are moving. It would suck to have to modify the nut or the studs to a brand new guitar.