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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2010, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help with an Ibanez s470 dxqm.

Hey guys, first time using this forum, a ton of great info here.

I hope this is the right place to ask this so here it goes. I got an ibanez s470 for christmas. It is the first guitar I've owned with a tremolo system so I'm a trem noob. Don't know much about them. But i searched how to lower the action and figured it didn't seem to hard so I tried. This is where it went wrong however, I turned it left and where the allan wrench went in cracked off a little bit.

Its very hard to explain. Its not really the screw that broke its just the half of the head of the screw that allows the allan wrench do its job. So my question is... what the hell do i do with it now lol. The other screw worked perfect however. Sorry if I didn't do a good job explaining my problem

Thanks for any help/tips.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2010, 11:05 PM
 
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Re: Help with an Ibanez s470 dxqm.

Are you talking about the trem anchor posts? I'm assuming it's equipped with a ZR trem correct? Either we need a bit more info or a nice clear pic. If it is a trem anchor post, that's awful weird that the head snapped or cracked.....If it's what I think it is, can you still get an allen wrench on it? Maybe the best thing to do is take all the tension off the trem (loosen the strings, take off the springs) and then try to get that trem post to move. Obviously at some point, you'll have to replace it anyways.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 05:20 AM
 
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Re: Help with an Ibanez s470 dxqm.

Well if it is new then take it back to the shop. That sort of thing shouldn't happen on a new guitar.

I don't know if these trems have a locking stud on the post, which might be your problem. Even then the allen key should deform before the screw breaks.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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Re: Help with an Ibanez s470 dxqm.

Yeah, Nick...I should have mentioned that right off the bat....If it's new take it back! I had an S-470 (03')...and it didn't have locking studs, from what I can remember.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Re: Help with an Ibanez s470 dxqm.

use a magnet a pull out the piece of the allen key
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