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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-14-2020, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Edge zero II - What does the locking stud bolt do?

Hi there

I've been looking at adjusting the action on my guitar with an Edge zero II tremolo and I have a few questions and concerns I was hoping someone could help me out with.
ive attached a picture of the instructions I have been looking at

In short, what does tightening the stud bolt until it can no longer rotate with the 2mm hex key do?
Is this something i need to do before adjusting the action with the 3mm hex key?
can i still use the tremolo normally and safely while its fully tightened? is my guitar going to explode if i remove the strings while it's still tightened?

Thanks for any advice in advance

Ray
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-28-2020, 02:51 PM
 
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Re: Edge zero II - What does the locking stud bolt do?

The idea of tightening the locking screw is to make the assembly as solid as possible for maximum transfer of vibration. The outer threads of the stud have a small amount of slop and the locking screw takes all that slop away when tightened. Can you hear or feel the difference? Tough to say but you can decide for yourself easy enough, loosen those screws up and play it. The tighten them and listen again. The most important thing to do with those is to remember to back them out BEFORE adjusting the studs up or down!!! Forgetting is why some RG and JEM guitars have busted tops on the studs...
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