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I'm working on my old JEM555 which was nicely set up last year by Iron Maiden's guitar tech and playing really well. Tremolo arm on Lo-TRS 2 is loose though, it's the one with a screw-down sleeve which isn't very good and basically knackered. I'm thinking of replacing it and the Gotoh 1996T came up a a possible without any rerouting. I've found a YouTube video replacing the trem on a JS guitar with this. Has anyone here done this successfully on a JEM555? Love the guitar - the Evolution pickups, the new setup action etc, the neck and the recently smoothed fret ends, sound and playability, but the trem arm is the weakest bit it's too loose and floppy. I've bodged it in the past with plumbers tape and with hard nail varnish, but realise I can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear - I'd rather find a good trem replacement than buy a new guitar!