Tremolo saddle making noises
I hope this thread is in the right section...
Hello, i bought a new guitar just a while ago and i am now completely and utterly convinced i am a total idiot. As always, i end up with a headache after a major "endeavour" i go after.
But this is one thing i can NOT give up on, basically i got myself a used ibanez RG370DX, without having ANY idea of what the tremolo system in itself is all about, just because of the looks i took it. This guitar is about 7 years old and quite frankly i would like to shoot myself for jumping into another goddamn fail deal.
The guitar was all set up although very BADLY and was pretty much out of tune, half the screws didn't stay in and etc,etc... most of it i was able to fix.
Now after breaking a string after trying to tune the guitar i bought new ones and now the saddles are pissing me off. I'm really sorry i hope swearing is allowed here i am just frustrated as hell, all i wanted to do is get a good damn first electric guitar and PLAY it, now it's been 5 days of no playing and pure mind****.
The worst part is the price i payed, which i will not mention for the absolute humiliation it would bring.
This thing has an EDGE III tremolo i believe ( quite sure ) and the saddles are not staying tight after i have them screwed down with the strings in and under tension.
When i pluck the string on pretty much any of the saddles the back end of the saddle moves and makes an annoying "click" sound OR starts resonating when i pluck harder under higher tension.
It wasn't like this at first, but the old owner had put the saddles in a mindblowing order. I know they are supposed to create an arc, the saddles have numbers on them to mark their height. 2 saddles have number 9 on them, the other 2 have either 24 or 25 i cant remember and the last 2 have 34 or 35 again bad memory.
Now judging by the height and markings the saddles should have been in the order of 9-24-35-35-24-9 to create an arc, but he had them like this: 9-9-24-24-35-35 and also a bunch of shims stuck under the middle saddles.
And as if that wasn't all the pain, one of the screws that locks the saddles in has lost it's contact with the allen key and now the key just keeps turning around in it if i tighten it too hard ( haven't tightened it beyond sane limits ) and well i am so devastated.
The store i bought the strings from i believe does sell the screws so that could be replaced, but the main problem right now is the annoying clicking sound that the loose saddles make.
Can anyone please give me some advice?