#1
Hi guys,

I play a Jackson JS22 slinky guitar and just got a Jackson case for it (both are linked below). The guitar fits well into the case, but when the case closes, it presses down the whammy bar. I plan to bring my guitar with me to college, so it will be spending a lot of time in the case as I'll likely only play 3-4 times/week. Will leaving the guitar in the case, with bar pressed down for such long periods of time, affect the hardware on my guitar? The guitar says it has double-locking tremolos, so I'm not as worried about it being out of tune.

Thank you in advance for any feedback,
Peter

Guitar: http://www.jacksonguitars.com/guitars/dinky/models/js22-dinky-arch-top-rosewood-fingerboard-metallic-blue/
Case: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/jackson-case-for-soloist-or-dinky-electric-guitar
#2
It doesn't have a double locking trem, if it's the model in the link, but nonetheless I don't believe that will cause any damage. That said, I'd probably take the bar off before putting it in the case if it was me.
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#3
may affect the springs having them stretched and could put stress on claw as well. why not just take the bar off when in case? the bars always come off my guitars when in case.
#4
Why not just take the bar off?

The guitar in question you've linked doesn't have a double-locking vibrato either. It's just a regular strat-style fulcrum one.
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It will certainly wear a groove in the case. Why is it so hard to remove the arm?
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#8
Is removing it as simple as pulling it out? It doesn't seem like it screws out
#9
just take it off

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Is removing it as simple as pulling it out? It doesn't seem like it screws out

Yes!

Although it might be one of those bridges that hold the bar in place with a very small grub screw that's threaded into the block. If you dive the trem and look at the back of the bridge, you might see something like this.



If that's the case, then you'll need something like a 1.5mm allen wrench to undo the grub screw and take the bar out. I hate this design, it makes adjusting the tension of the bar needlessly complicated. The adjustable collet that you find on a Floyd Rose bridge is such a simple solution yet it's so much nicer to use.
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#11
I'm stunned that you actually put in the case with the trem bar attached in the first place.
Please note: The above comments are based on my experience, and may represent my perception of that experience. This may not be accurate and, subject to the style of music you play, may be irrelevant or wrong.
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Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Yes!

Although it might be one of those bridges that hold the bar in place with a very small grub screw that's threaded into the block. If you dive the trem and look at the back of the bridge, you might see something like this.



If that's the case, then you'll need something like a 1.5mm allen wrench to undo the grub screw and take the bar out. I hate this design, it makes adjusting the tension of the bar needlessly complicated. The adjustable collet that you find on a Floyd Rose bridge is such a simple solution yet it's so much nicer to use.


Thank you for your advice man! I removed the bar, no problem. I had tried earlier but I was scared to break something by being dumb, but your advice helped me out! I appreciate you taking my very basic question seriously.