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trem stud squeaky

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the uv70p is the only inserts/studs-equipped locking trem of my guitars. (The other two older ones have the oldest screw-pivots). Those studs are also locking, in the sense that they have a concentric minor bolt used to lock down the stud in place. So the smaller bolt (unseen by bare eye) must be untightened in order for the stud to be able to screw in clock-wise. I have noticed that when I turn the stud (clockwise or counter-clockwise), it produces a noise, a squeak, like there is friction between the stud's threads and the insert's (bushing's) threads. Is this bad? And if yes, how can it be remedied? Some wd40? Maybe grease or engine oil of some sort?
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Sorry for the word : default. Cannot see how it got its way in the subject.
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Sorry for the word : default. Cannot see how it got its way in the subject.
It is probably the knife edge friction on the stud causing the noise. Used a very small dab of lip balm on the stud to lubricate the friction point.
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Re: Default trem stud squeaky

pull both the floyd and trem post out of the guitar and clean them with a rag or soft tooth brush. You can put graphite or oil on the trem post / base plate contact point and then tune it up from there.

The squeak can be a few things. if that doesn't work check to make sure your floyd rests in the neutral position. If not you may need a set up. The trem springs can also squeak when you use the trem. You can add some foam underneath the springs to help dampen the noise.
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It is probably the knife edge friction on the stud causing the noise. Used a very small dab of lip balm on the stud to lubricate the friction point.
Thanx Ryc, Will check this out. It is weird that it does this squeaking sound only on the bass side stud. The treble side stub turns with no complaints.
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The squeak can be a few things. if that doesn't work check to make sure your floyd rests in the neutral position. If not you may need a set up. The trem springs can also squeak when you use the trem. You can add some foam underneath the springs to help dampen the noise.
Thanx, yes the trem plate (edge zero ii-7 string) is almost perfectly parallel to the body. For some reason, I have not eliminated the case of the threads producing that noise. As far as the springs go, this is a different chapter, I have already ordered after market noiseless springs. Anyways, although irrelevant to this thread, a mod I have done is just inserting 5mm rubber tubing (bought from medical supplies) into the springs. Almost makes them noiseless.
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Thanx Ryc, Will check this out. It is weird that it does this squeaking sound only on the bass side stud. The treble side stub turns with no complaints.
It's not really that strange if you consider that the knife edges are different shapes. I've had plenty that squeak, but never both that I remember.
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Thanx for the info Ryc!
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Inspected the inserts/bushings and studs today. All OK. They had some grease over there from the factory, or from the service in Germany. Can't tell. Anyway, I wiped away the excess of it, and I think the noise is minimized. All good!
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