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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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trem claw screws tightened all the way...but I need more

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I need to tighten my trem claw screws to lower the bridge, but they are tightened all the way. The trem angle is near where it should be, but it needs a turn or two at least.

how do i remedy this problem
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 05:49 PM
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What's different? Bigger gauge?
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nothing...

but i'm putting in the backstop, and I'm required to tighten the screws...but they're all the way tight already.
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Th4en the backstop is diferent

Back off it's springs some
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back off the tremsetters springs??
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No, the Backstop's springs
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the backstop is not even touching the bridge yet...

i just have no more room to tighten the trem claw springs at all, and I'll need to...

even if i wasn't installing the backstop, i have no room to address bridge height, so I'd like to get the screws in the middle again.
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Then again, what's different?
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nothing dude,

It came from being setup that way, haven't had to adjust trem angle at all in over 6 months, but there's just no room to adjust, and I will need to tighten them a few turns for the counter pressure when the backstop is setup.
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10's on it? Is this an old guitar?
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2003 jem 7vwh...

9's, no recent tuning changes.


haven't changed strings. Bridge isn't really out of position. But the bone heads just set it up so when the bridge is in the right position, you have NO more room to tighten the trem claw springs...zero. If you want to lower the bridge a HAIR, you can't.
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Either they changed your springs or your trem angle is no where near where it should be, at least not by how I figure it.
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well, the setup was 6 months ago, the guitars been fine. No one has touched it. the bridge is right, man....give or take a mm or 2.

But i have no more room to adjust...what should I do?
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I'll explain why this makes no sense.

With the bridge at the correct angle in an 02' VWH you have around 1/4" of additional adjustment room.

In 03' they lengthened the trem rout to now there's near 1/2" of adjustment room when the bridge is at the correct angle.

Something isn't right.
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I'll send you a pic in a little while okay..can't post it.

The trem angle is right man, by jemsite specs. its the same as the bridge in the pictures.

Unless they did something I don't know about.
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