Re: Is there a remedy for my Pro Rock'r instability?
I have this bridge on a 1985 DT-380 Destroyer (safari red, wheee~) and the bridge doesn't seem to return to neutral. The non-recessed routing allows only a few millimeters of upwards movement when pulling the trem arm, but it's enough to make the strings return sharp, and pushing down makes them return flat. A slight tap on the arm returns them to neutral, so I guess the posts and knife edges are to blame. I'll have to try adding another spring first since I don't have any decent lubricant at hand at the moment.
I also removed the bridge to check the post anchors, and the other one had surfaced from it's hole, breaking the finish and tearing a few splinters of wood. I hammered it back in, but I guess I should've put some glue in it. Nevertheless it didn't wiggle around in it's hole so I guess it's not an issue unless it starts to surface again.
The posts themselves did wiggle a bit, but I fixed this with plumber's tape.
UPDATE: in the absence of lip balm I put some sewing machine oil to the studs and knife edges. Didn't work.
Last edited by Norjen; 09-01-2012 at 12:34 PM.
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