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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2003, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Trem cover back plate

Hmmm why do so many guitars not have them?
I mean, do people lose them?
:P

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2003, 08:42 AM
 
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many pro players have their techs taking the cover off because they're always dealing with the guitar's setup, and since they need to work on springs and the springs-claw screws, they cant loose time unscrewing all those 6 useless screws anytime!

none of my guitars has the trem cover on, i like to see them underskirt...
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I leave them on most of the time.

I leave them off of my hardtails, though ;-)
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LOL!

mine are all off. pretty much the first thing i do when i get a guitar is set it up (and usually, that involves straightening the springs in back since a surprising # of people put 'em in an arrow configuration) .. and once that trem conver comes off, it never gets back on cause i do this far too often.

anal retentive? fsck yeah, lol.

however, all the backplates and screws are lying safely in a tray on my desk

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If you play naked - don't u run the risk on getting things caught in the springs?

(i just made everyone grab their groins in fear)
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I like em on, to me it feels wrong without it.
I also have a problem with the tone control too I have to have it on 9, don't ask me why I just do. It maybe some kind of compulsive disorder thing. I find myself checking it about five times a song.
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I leave mine on, I've actually gotten loose clothing caught in the springs.

Also, I've started using a foam pad in the trem cavity to stop the springs from vibrating with the strings, annoys the hell out of me, so I need the cover on to keep the pad in place.

I can understand the annoyance of having to keep pulling those screws, but that's why I have a small electric screw driver.

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Also, I've started using a foam pad in the trem cavity to stop the springs from vibrating with the strings, annoys the hell out of me, so I need the cover on to keep the pad in place.
stuff the foam behind the springs..

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stuff the foam behind the springs..
I tried that, for some reason it ended up bunched up between the trem block and the body.

Pulling up suddenly got really stiff . . .

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 09:51 PM
 
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if i could get a backplate from those newfangled edgepro03 guitars, i'd put it back on, and put some foam in too ..

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-12-2003, 12:28 AM
 
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On my (almost) main guitar. I have 2 springs, at an angle on my floyd. Cover always off. With only two springs, it's easier to "flutter" the trem. Also, I was experiminting with pickup and pot chages for a while, the cover for the electronics has been off for over a year! And since it hangs on the wall, I don't see it missing, and I don't look behind it playing it or putting it in the case. So I just forget about it. But even now thinking about it, I can't say that it bothers me much. My bass has active pickups, so I only keep in 2 of the 6 or so screws in the cover. I have a tendency to leave the cord pulgged in sometimes, killing the battery overnight.
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Oh, in reference to the original question? "Do people lose them?" I'm not sure if it's lost, I never looked for it. But I don't think I could find it.
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