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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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locking nut pops every time I use trem

I'm totally stumped, so I need some suggestions as to how to fix my issue on my own
and not have to go to a tech. My issue is my locking nut on my RG470AH severely "pops"
when I depress or raise the bar. I have now come to the point where I barley apply tension
to any of the three, yet they still pop loudly every time. Any suggestions to what I could do
to alleviate the problem without replacing the neck? I have replaced the nuts already with
new ones and that didn't work.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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Re: locking nut pops every time I use trem

1) Your top lock nut is probably not screwed into the neck tightly enough.
2) Your nut is stripped

so check tighten the nut mounting screws and check threads for the pad pieces.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 05:14 AM
 
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Re: locking nut pops every time I use trem

probably need a new locking nut
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 05:27 AM
 
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Re: locking nut pops every time I use trem

Everyone above is correct if it is the nut.
The other thing you may be over looking is the neck itself.
I seen a fewe guitars that the neck pocket is the problem.
The neck may need to be tightened to the body.
Or the neck may be tight but it is shifting in the neck pocket when the tension changes.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: locking nut pops every time I use trem

Thanks for the replies fellas! I just unscrewed and realigned the
nut and it worked! No more binding at the nut. Thanks again...!!!
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