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fzalfa
post Sep 20 2016, 07:57 PM
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Hi

my xiphos's whammy bar is a bit too much free, i mean it cannot stay in a position, it alway do down .

how can i tight it or do domething to let it stay at the needed place, like my jackson's floyd?

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post Sep 20 2016, 10:07 PM
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On my Ibanez there is a nylon ring that fits around the bar where it goes into the hole. You can get replacements it is worn or maybe put some PTFE tape around the bar before putting the nylon ring on it.

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post Sep 21 2016, 02:27 AM
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First make sure you have the right trem arm for your trem unit. Here is a picture for each kind.
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Once you have determined it's the right trem arm, you can replace the bushings (white plasticic bits) on the trem arm and it will make the trem arm more "sticky" and less loose smile.gif

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Hi

my xiphos's whammy bar is a bit too much free, i mean it cannot stay in a position, it alway do down .

how can i tight it or do domething to let it stay at the needed place, like my jackson's floyd?

Cheers

Laurent


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post Sep 21 2016, 08:22 AM
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Hi Todd

my own is like the edge pro 2, so waht do i need ?

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post Sep 21 2016, 12:55 PM
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Make sure the trem on your guitar is the edge pro II. I thought it was a different trem. I thought the trem on that guitar was the Here is the ibanez wiki entry about your guitar. I think it's your guitar smile.gif

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/XPT700XH
edge III. If it's got the wrong trem arm that could be the problem.

Here is the manual for tightening up the torgue bit on the edge III

http://www.ibanez.com/world/manual/english/1.pdf

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Hi Todd

my own is like the edge pro 2, so waht do i need ?

cheers

Laurent


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post Sep 21 2016, 03:50 PM
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Todd !!!

you saved me , yes this floyd have a small hexagonal bolt to tight a bit !!!

i have done it and it work perfectly !!!

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post Sep 23 2016, 12:45 PM
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Great feedback from Todd. He's one of the most experienced Ibby users in here, for sure smile.gif

at some point I was using a blue thread lock gel to make my strat whammy bar more stiff. I guess it could be a kind of solution for Floyd-based bridges as well. Those without a pressure screw adjustment. Thread lock works on the plain surfaces as well


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Hi darius

You mean something like loctite blue liquid ? In.france we. All that "frein filet"

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I'm not sure how else this could be called smile.gif I always find it under "threadlock" name smile.gif And it's a gel that becomes stiff but the blue one those not get stiff as a rock and it releases part of it's "grip" if you move the element with a little strength into it.


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post Sep 23 2016, 10:08 PM
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Happy to help!!! It's great to have a fellow IBANEZ BROTHER IN ARMS!!

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Todd !!!

you saved me , yes this floyd have a small hexagonal bolt to tight a bit !!!

i have done it and it work perfectly !!!

Cheers

Laurent


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Yes! That's exactly the thing I was talking about smile.gif


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