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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-06-2005, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wobbly bar - But my arm holder isn't loose. HMM?

Hey all, well i've had my Jem7VWH for a few months now and it's awesome etc etc But there's always been a problem with wobbly-trem bar syndrome.

I tightened up the original arm holder too tight and it broke, so i ordered a new one, fitted it, and it was as tight as hell.

Now, i've had the original bushings on the trem arm since i bought it, and the guitar was bought by me second hand (it's a 2002 model), is it possible that the bushings have become so worn that they're making the trem arm wobble?

Another reason i'm lead to believe this is because if i put some selotape around the part of the arm that fits into the holder then the arm doesn't wobble anymore, now correct me if i'm wrong but if the arm holder was wobbly then doing this wouldn't get rid of the wobble, right?

Can anyone confirm that it could be the bushings? I don't have any spares and don't really want to send off for another set.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-06-2005, 04:46 PM
 
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Re: Wobbly bar - But my arm holder isn't loose. HMM?

Yes, it is the bushings. It is very common. What you should do is take the bushings off, put a coat or two of nail polish on the inside, let it dry overnight, but the bushings back on and it will be tight. This will wear too, but you can just put more on.
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Re: Wobbly bar - But my arm holder isn't loose. HMM?

By inside I mean on the trem bar in the grooves where the bushings contact.
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Re: Wobbly bar - But my arm holder isn't loose. HMM?

Heyup, aye i tried this before and let it dry for a good few hours, although it wore off quite quickly, i'll try it again by leaving it overnight

Hopefully it'll work.
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Re: Wobbly bar - But my arm holder isn't loose. HMM?

You could try epoxy or super glue if you are careful. Though I've never tried it, it's what I'd do.
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Re: Wobbly bar - But my arm holder isn't loose. HMM?

i put cross country synthetic bicycle lubricant on mine as it creaked like a bitch.
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Re: Wobbly bar - But my arm holder isn't loose. HMM?

I use plumbers tape around the inside underneath the bushings works well to clear the slop up but it does need added after several months of play. Seems to be more long term for me than the other way around, but this is on a heavily played guitar.
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Re: Wobbly bar - But my arm holder isn't loose. HMM?

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Originally Posted by sniperfrommars1
I use plumbers tape around the inside underneath the bushings works well to clear the slop up but it does need added after several months of play. Seems to be more long term for me than the other way around, but this is on a heavily played guitar.
Do you mean the stuff they use on compression joints ?? Sounds like a good idea, I'll have to give ot a go.

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