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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2020, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help locating 10mm deep socket for Edge Trem

This one should be easy. One of my Edge trem sockets is loose. Been lucky to never have this issue before.

Appears I need a 10mm deep socket to tighten it up. However I知 having a heck of a time locating one with a thin enough barrel to actually get into the trem cavity. What I知 finding at Home Depot, etc are 10mm deep sockets that have somewhat thick metal casing, too thick to get inserted into the narrow path of the trem cavity.

Any links to online tools that work here?

Thank you!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2020, 09:24 PM
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Re: Help locating 10mm deep socket for Edge Trem

https://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/loose_holder.htm
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Re: Help locating 10mm deep socket for Edge Trem

Thanks Rich. Amazingly I致e never had a this problem on multiple guitars over the years until today.

I went down a rabbit hole with a YouTube video where a guy used a 10mm socket. I later learned that only worked because early models had bigger trem cavity routes, allowing it to fit in there.

I guess tomorrow I知 taking the trem off. The part I知 still learning from reading your description is that the holder itself evidently seems to screw in and out of the holder assembly?
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Re: Help locating 10mm deep socket for Edge Trem

Follow the link to pull the trem with strings on.

The holder is loose, not just the nut. Unless both are tight it will just keep getting loose again.
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Re: Help locating 10mm deep socket for Edge Trem

Rich thank you! Fixed it hopefully for a long time. Was a bit nerve wracking doing it on my 30th LNG versus an old 550, but it worked perfectly. Was amazed when the guitar was still in perfect tune after getting the bridge back on.

One last one. As I知 looking at an assortment of Edge trem bars, I just notice that some have the nylon bushing rings cut lower and some higher. Since my bar assortment dates back to 1988, wondering when they made the slight shift of the positioning of the two bushings? And which is the newer version, the one with the bushing closer to the bottom point or the one with more distance between the bottom point and first bushing.
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Re: Help locating 10mm deep socket for Edge Trem

87' should be the last year of the wide spread bushings. LNG's should all have those bars, although there are late 88 LNG's also.
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