#1
Hey there, i'm fed up of my Ibanez being an absolute bitch to tune up, so i was wondering whats the easiest way of 'disabling' it, so to speak. I've heard of a way which involves putting a block of wood in the back trem cavity, will this keep the trem in place all the time to get rid of the 'floating' function? And will this cause any long term damage to the guitar?
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#2
Wood is the cheap easy way to do it, tremolo-no is another option. Although I dont believe floating trems are really THAT difficult to tune maybe the first time learning what your doing but after that its cake.
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#3
Tighten the screws at the back on the spring claw all the way into the wood.
It'll give more tension, then you just take out the arm and never use it again.
Tune to desired pitch and your sorted.
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#4
Shouldn't cause any damage if you do it right. It also shouldn't be a bitch to tune up unless you're constantly changing string gauges and tunings. It takes me all of 30 minutes to re-string and tune up my RG7420.

A better solution would be a tremol-no, saves time changing strings, setting intonation, and it lets you decide when you want to the trem or not. Looks better than a chunk of wood too.
#5
your title makes it sound like you are trying to disarm a bomb or something. lol. but seriously, if you are that tired of it and want it to look professional, go for the tremelo-no. i've heard good things about them.
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#6
it sounds like you dont know what you are doing.... because its not that hard to tune a floating trem.......

aside from that you could block it with a piece of wood
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#8
Quote by Kingyem0c0re
Tighten the screws at the back on the spring claw all the way into the wood.
It'll give more tension, then you just take out the arm and never use it again.
Tune to desired pitch and your sorted.


I think this would wreak havoc on your neck
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#9
Quote by Kingyem0c0re
Tighten the screws at the back on the spring claw all the way into the wood.
It'll give more tension, then you just take out the arm and never use it again.
Tune to desired pitch and your sorted.


That would just pull the floyd into the body unless it's a flat mount, he's using really thick strings in standard tuning, or his springs aren't very stiff. Horrible idea.

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I think this would wreak havoc on your neck

It wouldn't do anything to your neck though
#10
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That would just pull the floyd into the body unless it's a flat mount, he's using really thick strings in standard tuning, or his springs aren't very stiff. Horrible idea.


It wouldn't do anything to your neck though


Hmmm Im mistaken then I figured that the ton of added pressure would add extra stress to the neck
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#11
Quote by Lethal Dosage
Hmmm Im mistaken then I figured that the ton of added pressure would add extra stress to the neck


Nah, if it was still in standard tuning or whatever tuning the guitar is setup in there wouldn't be any extra tension on the neck, the trem would just be sunk into the body. It's really hard to (almost impossible?) actually damage your neck with string tension.