Re: Red bishop - magik arm for trem
Shocked to see only one person here that's owned it so far.
I bought one for my FR1000 in 2018. It was far superior to the FR screw on cap assembly, probably even MAYBE a hair better than the FR push in depending on what you're looking for.
IME, I found that while it's 99% perfect on torque, there's still a hair's width of play. No *click*, but you can feel it playing inside the bushing. I'm a guy that LOVES my arm as tight as humanly possible for max flutter. So for me, it wasn't PERFECT perfect. My favorite setup is still the V1.1 and I just tighten that sumbitch down so hard that when you do spin it around, it's so tight it doesn't loosen the torque cap, as Rich described. However, i let the lid of my case push down on the bar. I never take it out. I know this is not how most people prefer their arms to work. I'm not a "have my cake and eat it too" guy. I'm fine replacing the bar if it breaks. Been through 6 of them in 4 years, tbh. I know Rich appreciates the business.
HOWEVER. I sold that Majik-Arm to a friend who is specifically looking for an arm that is very loose, practically to the point of a slow EVH style fallaway, but when he pulls back to flutter, he still wants it to flutter, not clack. The Majik Arm excels in SPADES at exactly this. If this is the specific niche you're looking for, I personally have never found a better arm for this (with of course the exception of a brand new edge arm with slightly worn washers - washers aren't even the biggest PITA on this bar imo. It's the damn finish wearing off in the rivet from the clip, causing permanent fallaway even with new washers). I will say I was a HUGE fan of the Gotoh 1996t style screw-in shrub screw assembly UNTIL the plastic grommet cracked on me. Now it WILL NOT tighten up no matter what and they don't sell that part separately. Bummer. I replaced it with a V1.1 cranked it down and haven't taken it out in almost 2 years. I'm a happy boy.