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post Nov 10 2008, 01:52 AM
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I don't want to go cranking on it with an allen wrench in case it is involved in the delicate balance of keeping the floyd in tune. Anyone know what it is for?
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post Nov 10 2008, 02:08 AM
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I have something similar on my Wolfgang, If it's the same all it is is an adjustment for the whammy bar on the floyd rose. If your whammy bar ever starts to get loose or move around within it's housing, then tightening this will make it... tighter again biggrin.gif


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post Nov 10 2008, 02:29 AM
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QUOTE (Ajmurrell @ Nov 9 2008, 08:08 PM) *
I have something similar on my Wolfgang, If it's the same all it is is an adjustment for the whammy bar on the floyd rose. If your whammy bar ever starts to get loose or move around within it's housing, then tightening this will make it... tighter again biggrin.gif


Cool...thanks!


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post Nov 10 2008, 08:01 AM
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Great ! biggrin.gif
I hadn't seen this and was wondering how to get my whammybar to fall down all the time laugh.gif


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After trying to use it i found out that screw was already tightened as far is it goes.
My whammy bar is very loose, is there any way to fix this?

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post Nov 10 2008, 02:15 PM
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QUOTE (Joruus @ Nov 10 2008, 07:01 AM) *
Great ! biggrin.gif
I hadn't seen this and was wondering how to get my whammybar to fall down all the time laugh.gif


Edit:
After trying to use it i found out that screw was already tightened as far is it goes.
My whammy bar is very loose, is there any way to fix this?



When you say loose, in which direction do you mean? The allen key adjustment mentioned above is for stopping the floyd rose being loose in the vertical direction. So it would need tightening if the whammy bar lifts up or pushes down a little bit without actually altering the pitch. So it kind of wobbles in its housing. If it's loose in the sense that it spins round to easily, this can be adjusted but it might be different on different guitars.

My guitar has a screw adjustment on the whammy bar itself to hold it in place, tightening this makes my whammy bar stay a bit more fixed.

Different Floyd/tremolo models vary though, so it might be worth checking other peoples advice here.


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post Nov 10 2008, 05:06 PM
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It does both, It spins around easy and it lifts up or pushes down a
little bit without actually altering the pitch.

The screw is fully tightened and i can't find anything else to make it less loose.
(it's an Ibanez rg350dx)


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post Nov 10 2008, 06:56 PM
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QUOTE (Joruus @ Nov 10 2008, 05:06 PM) *
It does both, It spins around easy and it lifts up or pushes down a
little bit without actually altering the pitch.

The screw is fully tightened and i can't find anything else to make it less loose.
(it's an Ibanez rg350dx)


Try this one ... not easy to access, but i will work smile.gif

[attachment=11077:whammy.jpg]



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post Nov 10 2008, 07:44 PM
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QUOTE (wrk @ Nov 10 2008, 06:56 PM) *
Try this one ... not easy to access, but i will work smile.gif

[attachment=11077:whammy.jpg]


I don't have that tiny screw there but there is a little hole at that spot..


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QUOTE (Joruus @ Nov 10 2008, 01:44 PM) *
I don't have that tiny screw there but there is a little hole at that spot..


Ah-hah! Maybe that's why it is loose...perhaps the screw is supposed to be in there!


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post Nov 10 2008, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Nov 10 2008, 07:52 PM) *
Ah-hah! Maybe that's why it is loose...perhaps the screw is supposed to be in there!



I guess so but its a really small space.. I think my guitar has even less space there then yours..
I cant imagine how to get a screw in there and tighten that @___@


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post Nov 10 2008, 10:45 PM
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QUOTE (Joruus @ Nov 10 2008, 09:11 PM) *
I guess so but its a really small space.. I think my guitar has even less space there then yours..
I cant imagine how to get a screw in there and tighten that @___@


I have a RG350DX as well and it looks like this.
You can access the screws when you completely bend down the whammy bar (release tension of the strings). There are actually two screws to tighten the whammy bar. The screws are kind of deep in and are not visible like on the photos above. Have a look ...

[attachment=11085:whammy02.jpg]



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post Nov 11 2008, 02:20 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Nov 10 2008, 01:52 AM) *
I don't want to go cranking on it with an allen wrench in case it is involved in the delicate balance of keeping the floyd in tune. Anyone know what it is for?


It's the whammybar.
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post Nov 11 2008, 04:13 PM
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QUOTE (wrk @ Nov 10 2008, 10:45 PM) *
I have a RG350DX as well and it looks like this.
You can access the screws when you completely bend down the whammy bar (release tension of the strings). There are actually two screws to tighten the whammy bar. The screws are kind of deep in and are not visible like on the photos above. Have a look ...

[attachment=11085:whammy02.jpg]


Thanks alot biggrin.gif

I had to buy a new .. wrenchthingytool.. cause i didn't have one that small
but now its great, the whammy bar stays in position and it doesn't move without altering pitch.



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post Nov 11 2008, 04:17 PM
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QUOTE (Joruus @ Nov 11 2008, 04:13 PM) *
Thanks alot biggrin.gif

I had to buy a new .. wrenchthingytool.. cause i didn't have one that small
but now its great, the whammy bar stays in position and it doesn't move without altering pitch.



So you didn't loose the screw then ? ... great !!
Happy whammy-ing .. laugh.gif




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post Nov 11 2008, 04:37 PM
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Could you post a picture of the front of the guitar i love the blue color


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post Nov 11 2008, 06:24 PM
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His guitar is actually black.. laugh.gif
I wonder why its blue at the back though.. was it once blue finish tongue.gif?


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post Nov 12 2008, 03:26 AM
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QUOTE (Joruus @ Nov 11 2008, 12:24 PM) *
His guitar is actually black.. laugh.gif
I wonder why its blue at the back though.. was it once blue finish tongue.gif?


Nope...it is blue wink.gif
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post Nov 12 2008, 07:39 AM
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QUOTE (Joruus @ Nov 11 2008, 04:13 PM) *
Thanks alot biggrin.gif

I had to buy a new .. wrenchthingytool.. cause i didn't have one that small
but now its great, the whammy bar stays in position and it doesn't move without altering pitch.

Aaaahhh...
The old wrenchthingytool. Can't live without it biggrin.gif

/edit: Why did this give me both Monkey Island and Peter Sellers vibes?

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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Nov 12 2008, 03:26 AM) *
Nope...it is blue wink.gif


Haha it looked really black in the mtp lesson vids, or do you have 2 ibanezes?
it looks very nice in blue smile.gif


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post Nov 12 2008, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE (Joruus @ Nov 12 2008, 10:53 AM) *
Haha it looked really black in the mtp lesson vids, or do you have 2 ibanezes?
it looks very nice in blue smile.gif


No, I have the blue Ibanez...and a burgundy Fender strat! My video camera is kind of old and I guess I didn't use enough lighting!


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