#1
Howdy all!

I just wanted to ask anyone if they knew what was going on;

I have my Ibanez Prestige, right? ANd it's got a ZR bridge on it, and I had alot of problems with the tremolo arm. I had a custom one made, and until recently, it had been working great. Not that it still isn't working fine, it's just that it seems loose in the socket. There's just a tiny bit of room where it wiggles. I'm wondering if this isn't common with all tremolos or if there's something I can do or...?

I'd appreciate any and all advice!

Thanks!
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#3
Quote by azn_guitarist25
Is the arm a pop in or screw in or screw on?


Screw in.
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#5
Quote by TheEmoStrangler
pipe tape


+1 or plumbers tape it's the same thing if i'm thinking of the right part.
#7
Quote by TheEmoStrangler
pipe tape


Is that similar to electrical tape? I don't want everything down there to get all sticky.
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#8
Quote by JAustinMunn
Is that similar to electrical tape? I don't want everything down there to get all sticky.


watch the video i posted. If its your tremelo arm thats wobbly, either get a new, or tighten the nut. Otherwise probly take it to a tech who can take it apart and fix correctly
#9
Quote by shredder408
watch the video i posted. If its your tremelo arm thats wobbly, either get a new, or tighten the nut. Otherwise probly take it to a tech who can take it apart and fix correctly


But I have watched that video. Infact, that was one of the things that convinced me to buy a custom tremolo socket.
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#10
See if you can get a ZR2 from Ibanez... They have a pop in arm, AFAIK the same one as the Edge Zero.
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#11
Quote by JAustinMunn
Is that similar to electrical tape? I don't want everything down there to get all sticky.


NO, it's nothing at all like electrical tape.

I'ts PLUMMER'S tape. It's also called Teflon Tape.
The stuff they put on the threads of plumbing pipes that gives a good water tight seal. It's NOT sticky at all.

And it will work fine as suggested.

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Last edited by jonmo1 at Sep 14, 2009,
#12
The ZR trem arm is a combination of pop in and screw on....

Like this...



TS, do the tape thing using that^ stuff.

Did you loose that little black thing that goes inside the hole where the bar is that keeps the bar from wiggling? Their not that hard to loose...
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Last edited by biga29 at Sep 14, 2009,
#13
Quote by biga29
The ZR trem arm is a combination of pop in and screw on....

Like this...



TS, do the tape thing using that^ stuff.

Did you loose that little black thing that goes inside the hole where the bar is that keeps the bar from wiggling? Their not that hard to loose...


I still have the bushing. And I have the original ZR trem, so it's not a pop-in at all. It's all screw in.

I wll DEFINITELY look for Plummer's tape. Thank you all very much!
Axes;
Ibanez S Prestige (Bubinga Top)
ESP LTD MH-103
Ibanez GiO with DiMarzio D-Activator X's!
'96(ish) Fender Stratocaster

Amps;
Mesa Boogie Road King II
Fender '65 Reissue


Joe Satriani's Group

Stop the Pick Gnomes!
#14
How old is it?
You can call me Aaron.


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#16
Yah, my S2170 is a bit wiggly too. I have everything locked in- just a little quirk in the ZR I guess. Common quirk perhaps?

Not sure what effect the custom arm has on it tho.
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Last edited by Striketalonx at Sep 14, 2009,
#17
It's not the arm, it's the socket.

I have the S1270 as well. I love it, but still.

Also, the guy who made it for me said that Ibanez's quality control and consistency is pretty bad. The holes are made in different sizes and stuff like that.
Axes;
Ibanez S Prestige (Bubinga Top)
ESP LTD MH-103
Ibanez GiO with DiMarzio D-Activator X's!
'96(ish) Fender Stratocaster

Amps;
Mesa Boogie Road King II
Fender '65 Reissue


Joe Satriani's Group

Stop the Pick Gnomes!