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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need help with my RG Paint 2-- Video showing the issue

Hi all

My Floyd Rose is having an issue, best way to describe it, is to show you on youtube.

I have had this guitar strung up and its plays fine and never has issues, its just when the strings are off that I have this problem.

My other RG paint 1 which is identical, bar the PUPs doesn't have this issue...

thanks for any help that anyone can provide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX6GunWpuRQ
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Re: Need help with my RG Paint 2-- Video showing the issue

does it happen with the strings on...?

woops, read the post properly.

does it matter...? as long as when the strings are off and the trem is level it should be fine. maybe the trem post is worn out.
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Re: Need help with my RG Paint 2-- Video showing the issue

Its just because there is no tension from the strings. When you pull on the bar, the knife edge is sliding on the post. Theres not a whole lot of contact area there, so there will be very little friction to keep it in place, so it moves quite easily.
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Re: Need help with my RG Paint 2-- Video showing the issue

thanks fo the response

Look it doesn't matter when the guitar is strung up, cause she plays awesome, I just want to know if this is an actual problem that I have to be worried about..
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Re: Need help with my RG Paint 2-- Video showing the issue

No, it's normal.
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Re: Need help with my RG Paint 2-- Video showing the issue

Guitars are supposed to be used with strings on, so I think there's no problem.
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Guitars are supposed to be used with strings on, so I think there's no problem.


well none of my other guitars do that when the strings are off thats why I asked
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Spring tension perhaps??
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Re: Need help with my RG Paint 2-- Video showing the issue

All my Ibanez's with Lo-Pros and locking studs will do it to various degrees (I don't have any other Ibanez hardware combos so I don't know about them). It only takes a small difference in angles to change how easily it happens, but since your priority is setting up the guitar to be correct when it's strung, it doesn't really matter what it does when it's unstrung.

I think the main thing is to ensure the trem doesn't slip and knock any paintwork, I've never had that happen but maybe it could if you were unlucky.
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