#1
i don't mean to sound like a noob, but too bad, can't help it.

Anyway, today i brought a tremelo arm for ym Samick Strat Copy, and i've put it in and everything, and the bastard doesn't work. I'm positive it's not a fixed bridge, and I'm positive its a floyd Rose.

Any comments?
#2
pictures may help, if its a strat copy then im guessing its just a normal 2 point trem system like on fenders etc. Does your guitar have a locking nut at the the top of the fretboard at the base of the headstock
#3
can't post pictures, well not of my exact guitar. might find one of the net somewhere. It doesnt have a locking nut. Can't figure out why it would have a trem arm hole but not able to use it.
#4
are you screwing it in correctly and pushing the trem arm towards the body? Bear in mind that as it is only a cheap strat copy that it wont hold tune very well when you do use it.
#5
i understand it wont hold properly, its just for a small performance at school, we're doing "for whom the bell tolls" metallica, and i need the trem for the outro. so its only like a one-time thing. And if you look at it face on, im screwing it on in a clockwise motion. is tht not right?
#6
are you trying to lower or raise the pitch? It aint a Floyd Rose from what you've said considering it's a samick strat and there's no locking nut, on a lot of those strat knock offs you can only lower the pitch, not pull it sharp. Also if you've never used it before you might need to give it a pretty solid push to get it freed up and moving.
#7
yea thats the right way, just screw it in until it doesnt wanna go in anymore, then position it hanging over your volume + tone pots so its easier to reach. I cant help anymore because i have to go for an exam now. I hope you work it out, its an easy enough thing to do
#8
thanx for your help man. good luck for the exam. i should go study for mine myself.
#9
I have a samick strat copy too, it has a wilkinson tremolo and mine works just fine and stays in tune (for classic rock stuff, no divebombing PERIOD) . try moving it up and down and please dont rock it too hard if you're unsure. dont want the damn thing snapping.
#10
Try loosening the claw's screw until you can easily down-pull dive. If you want it to be set up in a 2-way motion, simply loosen the claw's screw until the bridge is leveled 1/8" preferably. Loss of tuning will be a pain coz you dont have double locking mechanism.
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#11
i have it working now. it was the screws, the were too tight, and i hadn't really used it before. and i only presumed it was floyd rose, can't say im an expert on tremelo. Sorry to mislead you all like that. Thanx for your help!