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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2017, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Stud locks in lo-pro edge wont unscrew.. suggestions?

Hi all, first time posting and I have more questions to come. Anyway,


I have 2 RGs both with lo-pro trems. With both of these guitars, the stud locks inside the stud bolts wont loosen/unscrew.

I just noticed this last night.

Is there anyway good quick solution to getting these to loosen up?
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Re: Stud locks in lo-pro edge wont unscrew.. suggestions?

You can never unlock a set screw with a 1.5mm allen. Back off the stud.
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You can never unlock a set screw with a 1.5mm allen. Back off the stud.
I dont quite understand what you mean, I should be able to unlock the stud locks
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Re: Stud locks in lo-pro edge wont unscrew.. suggestions?

We're assuming you currently have the set screw locked into the anchor. Unscrewing the trem post will back the smaller set screw out more easily. If the threads of the set screw are seized in the trem post, that is a different issue.
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We're assuming you currently have the set screw locked into the anchor. Unscrewing the trem post will back the smaller set screw out more easily. If the threads of the set screw are seized in the trem post, that is a different issue.

Neither the stud lock nor the stud bolt with budge at all. Dont want to force anything here.

Im guessing the stud bolt screw is seized or jammed up..
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You're not turning the stud hard enough.
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You're not turning the stud hard enough.
Well im using alot of pressure trying to get the stud locks to move, but any more and I think the 1.5mm wrench will break.
I checked my other RGs and the stud locks on them lock and unlock very easily.

If I try forcing the Stud to loosen, and the stud locks are still locked, that would probably damage something., right?
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You obviously don't understand how it works.

back off the stud, it unlocks the set.

Your other guitars, are not locked. because the set screw is tight there is still plenty of slop in the threads. A locked stud has no slop in the threads, and a locked stud you will never unlock a set screw without backing off the stud.
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You obviously don't understand how it works.

back off the stud, it unlocks the set.

Your other guitars, are not locked. because the set screw is tight there is still plenty of slop in the threads. A locked stud has no slop in the threads, and a locked stud you will never unlock a set screw without backing off the stud.
I dont think I understand what you mean when you say 'backing off the stud'; do you mean loosen the stud and not the lock?
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Yes..
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Yes..

ok, so I gave it a real stiff turn and yeah it started turning. Thanks alot for helping me solve this problem!
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