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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Replacement Trems for my Roadstar II?

I have an '83 Roadstar II with the arch top Birds-Eye Maple (RS1000 I think). It has the gold Hard Rocker Pro tremolo system which is missing some parts. I see that parts for these trems are very difficult to find. So I'm wondering what other, perhaps better, tremolos would fit as a replacement? Has anyone upgraded their Roadstar II with another system?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-02-2007, 12:25 AM
 
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Re: Replacement Trems for my Roadstar II?

It's nearly impossible. I made one conversion of the Pro Rocker (the one with fine tuners) to an Edge and I'll never do it again. The entire trem route is in a different spot. It's pulled back quite a bit. The trem block is farther back on the bridge than a Floyd. The studs are also very far apart from eachother. So IF you can get them out without chipping the paint, you're new Floyd route will barely cover the old stud holes, unless you route oversized.

The good news (perhaps) is that gpenguins may have some parts for that bridge, but they'd be in chrome. We'll see if he chimes in here. I have that same bridge on an '83 Roadstar Strat style guitar, with three singles and a pickguard (RS405) and when it's fully functional that bridge is phenomenal. Especially if you block it back against the body, or with a Tremol-no or other blocking device. It is wonderful because all the string pressure is forward, like a Les Paul with a one piece wraparound bridge. The strings pull forward on the bridge and saddles, and the studs and anchors are huge. So they're transferring vibrations a lot like a hardtail, even though it's a trem.
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Re: Replacement Trems for my Roadstar II?

I have an 85 Roadstar II that I ordered trem parts from the ibanezrules.com site. Did you check with him over there?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Replacement Trems for my Roadstar II?

Thanks for the info. My trem doesn't have the fine tuners. Perhaps I'll post some pics of the few pieces that I need to get this thing back together.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Replacement Trems for my Roadstar II?

Thanks. I did check out ibanezrules.com but there parts list doesn't seem to cover the older Hard Rocker trems.
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Re: Replacement Trems for my Roadstar II?

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I have an '83 Roadstar II with the arch top Birds-Eye Maple (RS1000 I think). It has the gold Hard Rocker Pro tremolo system which is missing some parts. I see that parts for these trems are very difficult to find. So I'm wondering what other, perhaps better, tremolos would fit as a replacement? Has anyone upgraded their Roadstar II with another system?

Thanks!
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showth...light=roadstar

I see a hard rocker for sale. Not sure if it is still available or not. Good luck!
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Re: Replacement Trems for my Roadstar II?

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I have an '83 Roadstar II with the arch top Birds-Eye Maple (RS1000 I think). It has the gold Hard Rocker Pro tremolo system which is missing some parts. I see that parts for these trems are very difficult to find. So I'm wondering what other, perhaps better, tremolos would fit as a replacement? Has anyone upgraded their Roadstar II with another system?
Thanks!
I may have one of those trems, or at least parts. I have a few old roadstars. Can you post a picture of it?

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 07:35 PM
 
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Re: Replacement Trems for my Roadstar II?

An idea if you get desperate. Kahler is back in business and one of their flat mount bridges would be a simple replacement.
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