#1
when i got my DKMG i replaced their licenced floyd with an OFR that i've had from the mid 80s. but i'm still using the original pivot posts.
as far as i know, i have it all set up well, but it still goes a bit out of tune when i use it.
does anybody make higher quality after-market posts that are better than the ones that came with the DKMG?
#2
Have you tried WD40 or another lubricant in the joint? Might work.
inb4 WD40 isn't designed as a lubricant.
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#3
Chapstick or Vasoline would do better than WD40
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#4
are you sure the spacing is correct? if it is off a little then that could explain your issue
#5
lubricant on a knife edge will do next to nothing, thats the whole point of a knife edge.
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#7
true. lubrication implys that you need to reduce friction. not much friction on an object with almost no surface area.

the contact area however will matter. say for example, the post has rust on it. knife edge wont do well will it? the contact area is most important like the finish on it or polishing it. or making sure the knife edge is truely a high quality material and making sure it wont dull, bend or warp.

are you sure its the pivot posts?
#8
I've seen lubing the posts work to many times for it to pointless. And higher quality pivot posts will be made out of a harder metal, which means they will probably kill your knife edges over time.
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#9
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#10
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I've seen lubing the posts work to many times for it to pointless. And higher quality pivot posts will be made out of a harder metal, which means they will probably kill your knife edges over time.


Worn pivot posts can mean poor tuning stability as well. Having harder pivot posts will help somewhat, but only if your knife edges are up to scratch. If they aren't, you may as well piss on an oil rig fire.

Ideally, you want both your edge and your post to be of equal hardness so one doesn't tear up the other under friction and both to be ultra hard.

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