#1
Hi guys.
So, I have an electric Ibanez guitar. Years ago, it had a whammy bar installed, but of course, I lost the damn bar. Recently, I decided I missed it, and bought a new tremolo arm. Here's my question:
Since the thing was previously installed, do I just have to remove the strings, put the whammy bar in the hole, then restring the guitar?
#2
You don't need to restring it to put the bar back in place.
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#3
Uhh. You've confused me. I was unaware that reattaching a tremolo arm required anything except just screwing it back in/on.

Surely the hole it goes in to is available on the guitar as it is?
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#4
Oh. Well, when I tried to put the bar back in place with the strings on, it wouldn't work- the thing just falls right out, lol.
I'm probably being a total moron, but is there a specific way I'm suppose to screw it in or something?

And thanks for replying so fast, by the way. =)
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Oh. Well, when I tried to put the bar back in place with the strings on, it wouldn't work- the thing just falls right out, lol.
I'm probably being a total moron, but is there a specific way I'm suppose to screw it in or something?

And thanks for replying so fast, by the way. =)


that you are, it should not have anything to do with your strings. It would help if we knew what model your guitar was so we can identify which tremelo system you had. Also you have to make sure you buy a trem arm that actually is compatible with threading into your bridge.
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#6
Wait. Are you sure you bought the right arm for your bridge?

From what I've experienced, I've seen two types of tremolo arms. Ones that screw in, and ones that screw on. You might have bought the wrong one.
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#7
You have the wrong size bar, that's all there is to it.
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Wait. Are you sure you bought the right arm for your bridge?

From what I've experienced, I've seen two types of tremolo arms. Ones that screw in, and ones that screw on. You might have bought the wrong one.


Theres also push in ones. They're usually pretty crappy though.
#9
Oh, okay then! That makes sense, I just got the wrong bar. :p
Thanks so much guys, haha. <3