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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2003, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Replacing Low TRS II

Hello,

I wonder about replacements for the Low TRS II.

Are there any good trems that allow for a clean swap
that wont require routing or wood chipping?

What models, brands and makes are available to replace the Low TRS II?

Anyone who has made such a swap?

The replacement is for my incoming Ibanez PGM30.

Im greatful for any information or tips on the subject.

Best Regards,
Anders
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2003, 09:52 PM
 
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Re: Replacing Low TRS II

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Originally Posted by AndersPGM
Hello,

I wonder about replacements for the Low TRS II.

Are there any good trems that allow for a clean swap
that wont require routing or wood chipping?

What models, brands and makes are available to replace the Low TRS II?

Anyone who has made such a swap?

The replacement is for my incoming Ibanez PGM30.

Im greatful for any information or tips on the subject.

Best Regards,
Anders
Read the faq dude youll learn so much you *HAVE GOT TO* know. Secondly the original floyd fit fine in my korean but the truth is its hit and miss with the routing and mostly trial and error.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2003, 04:28 PM
 
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Just now i decided to try and block the trem, just by putting a 9v battery between the trem and the guitar body in the trem cavity.
And it sounds $$$$ better!!

I am so amazed as to what it has done for it!
The only reason i never liked the PGM30 was the crappy TRS2 trem.

The sustain has increased bucket loads, and the tone is much better.
Gary.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just now i decided to try and block the trem, just by putting a 9v battery between the trem and the guitar body in the trem cavity.
And it sounds $$$$ better!!

I am so amazed as to what it has done for it!
The only reason i never liked the PGM30 was the crappy TRS2 trem.

The sustain has increased bucket loads, and the tone is much better.
Gary.

thats very creative! A 9V battery, who couldve tunk it...so simple and elegant.

Im gonna try and swap to OFR, Schaller or Gotoh first.
But if that doesnt work I might just try out your idea.
And if Id do that Id change the nut as well.
I believe there are (non-locking) substitutes for the locking nut.

How do you keep the battery in place, glue or just the tension from the springs?
How did you go about?

My guitar has finally arrived in sweden so now its a matter of days; perhaps hours, until I get it.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 10:08 AM
 
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The battery just gets shoved between the back of the trem, and the guitar body itself.

And trust me, it wont budge an inch, and even if it did you could always pad it out with something else.

Most people use a block of wood.....but i thought what the heck and it turned out that a 9v battery is the *PERFECT* size!

Gary - The.Godfather
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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The battery just gets shoved between the back of the trem, and the guitar body itself.

And trust me, it wont budge an inch, and even if it did you could always pad it out with something else.

Most people use a block of wood.....but i thought what the heck and it turned out that a 9v battery is the *PERFECT* size!

Gary - The.Godfather
so itll just be stuck there no extra fiddling needed?
cool.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2003, 07:35 PM
 
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Gotoh makes a trem that has the same footprint as the TRS, but its hardened to almost 60 Rockwell (about the same as a real Floyd). It comes with flat bottomed threaded inserts, locking trem posts, nut, shims, spring claw & springs. It's a direct fit for TRS cavities & it really works.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-01-2003, 03:46 AM
 
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If you want to put an Edge in there, pm me. I can help. I have to go to sleep now though, otherwise I would have elaborated.
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