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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whammy bar - keepin it in place

The wammy bar stays where I want it for 1 day. After that, it is hangig and swinging; limp and ineffectual, yet out of reach and uncontrollable.

I want it to not swing so much so I can keep it pointing forward, ready to be grabbed and yanked, either by me or by a female admirer (if I can be so lucky!)

Pragmatically speaking, what I do I have to do to keep the whammy bar in place for more than 1 day?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 09:41 PM
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Have you tried the new 36 hour Cialis?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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no. have you?
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I don't need it just yet, but, the thought of a 4 hour erection does peak my interest
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Could give me a tip on how to keep the wammy bar in place?
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Make sure there's no grease in the holder, put on new bushings regularly, or as a member posted a trick, use a D'Addario string wrapper or Ciggy pack cellophane around the bar and jam it in the hole.
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thanks, dude. I'll try the cello trick.
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I have the same problem. I've just been recommended nail polish on the trem arm under the plastic bushes .
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 09:09 AM
 
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The nail polish will help, but it wears off pretty quickly. I'm going to try Rich's trick with the D'Addario wrapper.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-05-2004, 02:18 AM
 
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People need a more permanent fix for this . . .

I posted something similar a long time ago and at this point gave up and let the damned thing hang limp, but I'd prefer it to stay put.

I don't like the idea of jamming plastic in there, seems too "spit and tape" a fix to me, but if it works, go for it.

Expensive idea that will never happen . . .

A bar with a bearing on it that uses a series of gears for tension adjustment. A whammy bar transmission, so to speak. Pop it in first for tight movement, second for easy but still tight enough to stay put and third to have it "swing low". AND still be removable by just popping it in/out.

Any engineers here that could CAD something up for us?

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-05-2004, 09:17 AM
 
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Leo Fender is the man. I don't know if he was the first to do it, but the G&L trem arm is perfect. The bar fits the receptacle perfectly, but then there's an allen wrench adjustment that pushes a white nylon bushing against the bar for a custom adjustment. There is probably something you can retrofit into the shaft, where you thread it and put a bolt in there. The Gotoh HQ trem had this, and so did the little TZ trem on the old Radius 442's and 542's and some sabers.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2004, 05:06 AM
 
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If you don't have any new nylon bushings to put on your bar.......just take off the bushings and put a small piece of tape around the slot where the bushings sit. Replace the bushings on the bar and see if it fits ok. If not ....remove a bit of the tape untill it fits right. You will not see the tape and this will work. I do this to maximize my bushings before buying new ones. I realize you don't like the bubble gum and bandaid repairs but this one is unseen and you can customize the fit to your liking. Good luck!
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