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So, my practice POS guitar is an RG-450. I replaced the TRS with an OFR a while ago, but one of the trem posts was slowly leaning forward, turning the post hole into a sort of oval shape.

I presume that the fix for this is to remove the trem post,

fill the area with wood filler

and then reshape the post hole?
 

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Dude, never done this myself, but I'm sure it would be better to dowel the trem post hole. Let the glue set and then re-drill a new hole for the posts.
 

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Drill out the hole cleanly - use a drill press to keep it straight and clean. Then glue a hardwood dowel the same (well, SLIGHTLY smaller!) diameter of the hole you just drilled into the hole. Once it has dried, re-drill the hole for the stud anchors and you're fixed.

Don't just use filler. It's not nearly hard enough to do what you want.
 

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Even though I have filled these holes with jb weld its a much better ideal to drill the hole out and use a hardwood dowel. Wouldnt be a bad ideal to pickup some ibanez locking post like they use for the edge tremolos. I beleive Rich can get you some. that way you wont have to worry about your little ovaling problem happening again.
 

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I used a combination of all the advice :)

1. drill out old hole to fit hardwood dowel

2. use combination of superglue and "plastic wood" in the seem

3. use superglue on the top


Redrilled the post and it's perfect... Better than it was when new...

Thanks :)
 
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