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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-15-2006, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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trem insert removal

Anyone have any ideas for removing the trem inserts from a guitar body without screwing up the finish? Is there a tool you can buy to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-15-2006, 06:26 PM
 
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Re: trem insert removal

Some people will tell you to use the stud and a claw hammer. That is not the way to do it if you want to avoid damage.

You need to pull it straight up. You need a long bolt or threaded rod that threads into the anchor, a nut that fits on that thread, and something like a wooden stick with a clearance hole for the bolt. Put the wooden stick down to span across the trem route with the hole above the anchor. Pad under the stick to protect the body finish. Put the nut on the bolt, insert it through the stick, and thread it into the anchor. Then turn the nut with a wrench, and it will pull the anchor up.
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Re: trem insert removal

I'll give this a try. Thanks!!!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-15-2006, 07:50 PM
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Re: trem insert removal

You forgot to tell him he'll have to cut all the paint up to 1mm past the insert the entire perimeter or it'll all rip up.

There's nothing wrong with a claw hammer, or a cats paw [which I use], it's not rocket science to pull something straight up using either, but yes, you do want to pull them straight up.
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Re: trem insert removal

Just use a bolt the same size as the posts, some oversized washers, that the insert will slip through, and a top washer, with a smaller hole, so the bolt has something to push against. I have this setup, use it all the time, and NEVER have any problems or dings.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2006, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: trem insert removal

got them out without screwing up the finish. Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it!!
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Re: trem insert removal

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You forgot to tell him he'll have to cut all the paint up to 1mm past the insert the entire perimeter or it'll all rip up.

There's nothing wrong with a claw hammer, or a cats paw [which I use], it's not rocket science to pull something straight up using either, but yes, you do want to pull them straight up.
You are right ... cutting the paint is important.

Yes, I agree it is possible to do it the "claw-hammer" method if you are careful, but many people aren't. If you just yank it out like a nail, you pull it sideways too and oval out the anchor hole. I don't like to recommend that method. But like anything else, there are lots of ways to do anything ... all of the mentioned methods work.

lcsdds -- glad you got them out OK.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2006, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: trem insert removal

I'm glad I got them out without screwing up the finish too!! I just had these guitars finished by patrick and realized after putting them together that the edge inserts won't work with the ZR trem. They need to be the open base inserts to work. Thanks again guys for all your suggestions.
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