#1
hey guys my whammy bar squeaks when I use it also I cant pull up like herman lI does. Can u guys help me
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Last edited by icedog41 at Jun 26, 2007,
#3
Well, Squiers don't come with locking tremolos so you can't pull up. If you want, you can put wd 40 on the whamy and it shouldn't squeek.
#4
You can't pull it up because it's not a Floyd Rose.
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#5
don;t wd40 it

your springs are too tight by the sounds or rusty...have them looked at if yu are unsure what to do

can't pull up because you probably have a flat mount...need a floyd rose style to do that
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#6
I look at it the spring tension is tight, theres 2 scews near where the springs lock onto a clamp should I loosen them
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#7
Quote by muzz666
You can't pull it up because it's not a Floyd Rose.

my fender strat doesn't have a floyd rose but i can pull it up. Also mines squeaky too but i don't care, i find it funny, me and a friend did a tremolo squeak duel on our guitars
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You can't pull it up because it's not a Floyd Rose.


that's just wrong.
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#10
Quote by Dave_Mc
that's just wrong.


He means "You can't pull up because it's not a floating tremolo."
#11
im not gonna start a new thread bout this, but the whammy in my MIM strat kind of moves quite hard (and if it does it moves in jolts, so its like *pull* *moves a little* stuck again *pull * * moves again a bit*

also whenever i screw it it makes this kind of springy noise (cause it gets stuck, and when i pull it free the springs start vibrating).

how can i make it move in a smoother manner?
#12
1. herman lee is a rusty, sloppy, cant play for **** tool.
2. read the above.
3. dude. read the other two a few times before you move one.
4. strat trems werent designed to float an extreme amount like floating trems do, you can pull up, but not much.

if its hard to push down, pull a spring out and set it up again.

set it up so the springs are parralel and the trem is paralel to the body.
#13
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He means "You can't pull up because it's not a floating tremolo."


yeah, i know. but there are plenty of floating trems which aren't floyds.

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#16
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Don't try to be herman li he sucks and you'll need to release tenson in the springs if you want it floating and if you want it to go down easier.


How do you do that on a strat?
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#17
Well the lowest spring amount you can go is two really. Less springs = less effort to push.


I don't think you should be trying floating tremolo tricks on a vintage trem, though.