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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Original Edge Tremolo Problem

I'm having a problem with the original edge tremolo on my Rg550. I had it set up professionally, yet after any amount of bending or bar use it goes out of tune. For instance if I do some bending, all of the strings go flat. Or if i pull up on the bar they all go sharp. It seems like the trem just isn't resetting back to normal but I don't really know how to go about correcting this. Just for the record this isn't a string stretching issue, that much i am sure of.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 11:07 PM
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Re: Original Edge Tremolo Problem

Check Rich's site in the banners, he has a tutorial on how to set up the edge. I would guess up to three different things, check for the studs that pinch the bridge, put some graphite on the knife edges, check the actual knife edges and make sure they are to the correct sharpness, and check your springs as they may have lost some of their stiffness.

Rich's site explains all of the above in great detail.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 12:23 AM
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Re: Original Edge Tremolo Problem

IIRC, these are the symptoms of a loose locking nut. check the hex head bolts on the back side of the neck.
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