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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is it safe to hold the Guitar with the trem?

Hey guys, i've been doing this for ages with my Yamaha (trs bridge) and nothing happened.
i still dont dare to do it with my Jem7vwh.
i know VAI does it a lot, but he changes his floyd rose bridge many times a year.
do u think its safe to do it?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 09:19 AM
 
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as long as you dont mind breaking strings, trems or trem arms, then it's ok, i guess.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 10:13 AM
 
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If you think it's safe why ask the question? It's less dangerous than using you amp in a pool to get cool underwater sound while your playing in it...
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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i dunno if its safe! maybe the jem is fragile compared to the yamaha.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 12:02 PM
 
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It is a fact that I would play baseball with a Yamaha and not with a Jem.
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...maybe the jem is fragile compared to the yamaha.
you kidding?
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 12:10 PM
 
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Can I just say, why would you seriously want to lift it up by the trem?
What benefit does it give. Surely picking it up normally works just as well!
I really dont see why anybody would want to do it. Whether its a cheapo crappy guitar or not.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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it's part of the show!
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2004, 11:28 AM
 
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[quote]why would you seriously want to lift it up by the trem
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because it's awesome, lifting the guitar up by the trem pulls it waaaay sharp, then you dive down and it looks and sounds sick. Having everyone at the show watch me do that is awesome. It's worth wearing out a bridge in a few years.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2004, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Indeed! u gotta c the look on their faces!
It has become an important part of my show, people ask for it, along with playing harmonics with the tongue.
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-22-2004, 07:41 AM
 
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i do some crazy stuff like this from time to time and the guitar itself is not fragile but the trem parts are.
i snapped the trem bar completely in my 777VBK. i just bought a new bar, took the small end that was still in the trem out and viola, i was back to whammying like a madman!
i broke the trem arm post in my DBK doing some sick whammying at a show. there is a post somewhere around here from that show under Jems topic. easy fix. had her playing by the next weekend gig. thanks Rich!
make sure you have the locking plate on the back of the trem block that holds the springs in place or they will fly out. you might chip the paint in the lions claw with the trem. i have seen quite a few Jems w/ a chip or two in the claw.
it's all for the music and show. i've done a few crazy things and luckily, haven't done any unrepairable damage... yet.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-22-2004, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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I noticed that the Ibanez trem arms are a bit fragile compared to normal floydrose trems.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-22-2004, 03:14 PM
 
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Safe???
Probably not....

Fun???
Yeeesss!!!

Had a similar experience with the springs flying out on my RG 470 during a guitar "humping" experience on stage....
The bar got stuck in my belt loop & bottomed out the trem!
The bridge came right off!!!

Scary stuff....
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-22-2004, 03:37 PM
 
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Re: Is it safe to hold the Guitar with the trem?

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Originally Posted by Ralph khoury
Hey guys, i've been doing this for ages with my Yamaha (trs bridge) and nothing happened.
i still dont dare to do it with my Jem7vwh.
I'd have thought the opposite. I've broken 2 Yamaha TRSs - both times by splitting the block.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-22-2004, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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the funny part is that it is supposed to be music, not metal twisting. a normal person would look at us with u know: that strange look! are they actually playing an instrument???
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