#1
I plan on getting an Ibanez S570 soon, but before I do there's a few questions that I have:
1) According to Ibanez, the ZR tremelo can stay in tune even after a string has broken, to an acceptable level because of the ZPS system. If that's the case, is it possible to tune to drop d without the other strings going out of tune?
2)Can you block a ZR tremelo?

Thanks in advance to anyone who answers.
#2
To tune to drop D, you'd still have to unlock the nut, tune, then re-lock the nut.From there, I don't know what would happen. I'm getting pretty much the same guitar soon though, so we're on the same boat.

From what I've read, you can block it. A triple A (AAA) battery works perfect according to this guy http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/zr-tremolo-setup-guide-picstory-tons-of-pics-zrtremolo-48897.html

But the space is apparently smaller than most floating trems.

That's about all I know, I'm sure iother people have better answers.

edit:
excuse my noobishness. I'm pretty sure you have to block in from in cavity, which you'd have to cut some wood to the exact size, and I believe I've seen a picture of this. I think the AAA is just for keeping it from falling back when changing strings.
Last edited by Ignite at Jun 2, 2010,
#3
Thanks for directing me to that site, it actually answered a lot of my other questions that I had.

I still want to know if you can block a ZR tremolo, though. By blocking, I mean blocking it so that it can act like a hardtail guitar.
#4
I'm pretty sure you can get a tremel-no, and it'll block the trem. I don't know much about this though, but check them out.
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#6
Quote by ibanezgod1973
^ what?

just turn the thumbwheel to lock the trem

Can you go into more detail?

I'm aware of how to block a regular floyd rose tremolo, but I want to know if the same thing applies to the ZR, since the body is much thinner, and the ZR is a different design.
#7
Quote by AWACS
I'm pretty sure you can get a tremel-no, and it'll block the trem. I don't know much about this though, but check them out.
Tremol-no sucks, and with the ZR it just won't work.

Quote by ibanezgod1973
just turn the thumbwheel to lock the trem
How's increasing/decreasing the spring tension it going to "lock" it?


Anyways, the ZR does not have any built-in mechanisms to block it. You'd have to do it the old-fashioned way, by sticking shit into the trem cavity.
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