#1
I have a relatively new American Strat and the whammy bar does not swing down like I want it to. I actually have to push it back down to pointing at the ground if I want it out of the way. What is the best way to "loosen" this thing up?
#2
Wind it back a bit (anticlockwise)

It basically works like a screw, a turn or two back should let it just "flop" down.

(unless the thread's really tight, which it shouldn't be)

Cherry72
#3
The only reason I don't like it unscrewed a decent amount is it seems to high in that situation
#4
well its a screw. u can lube it, see if it swings free.
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#5
Quote by JimiJunkie
The only reason I don't like it unscrewed a decent amount is it seems to high in that situation


The higher the bar, the more leverage you have to bottom out on those dive-bombs.
#6
Quote by StaggHound
The higher the bar, the more leverage you have to bottom out on those dive-bombs.


Thats beside the point, i think they thought about that when they manufactured it too... I second the above, unscrew it a little, or lube it.
metal \m/
#7
"Thats beside the point"

Right,

And if that's what you want, stick it in a vice and bend it up a bit.

That's what I had to do with my WonderBar, now I can "bottom out" to the point that the strings fall off the neck. 'course, you'll be very lucky if you're still in tune after doing that.

Cherry72