#1
ok, here's the deal.

i want to get an ibanez with a FR-style trem. the only thing i can't handle about these trems happens when I play a bass note like the low E and start playing on the upper strings over it. when i bend on the upper strings, the trem bridge dips and the E string goes flat, which sounds assworthy.

now, i love the fr-style trem system, and i'd rather have it than not.

so i was thinking, is there a way to lock it down so it acts as a fixed bridge? i'm looking for something which i could use to lock it down, play for a bit and then unlock it and play with the bar.
#5
The cheap, easy, and effective way is to put chunks of wood on either side of the trem block to stop it from moving.
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#6
Quote by Will_Minus
The cheap, easy, and effective way is to put chunks of wood on either side of the trem block to stop it from moving.


+1

Or a 9V battery.
#7
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hipshot-Tremsetter?sku=360830

^^^this

it won't completely stop the bridge from bending but it should reduce the bending of the bridge enough for you to not notice an obvious out of tune E string
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#8
Quote by NakedInTheRain
so i was thinking, is there a way to lock it down so it acts as a fixed bridge? i'm looking for something which i could use to lock it down, play for a bit and then unlock it and play with the bar.



+1 on the Tremol-No. I have it and it's very useful, and fairly simple to lock/unlock. probably wont be able to do it while playing though.
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#9
Quote by NakedInTheRain
ok, here's the deal.

i want to get an ibanez with a FR-style trem. the only thing i can't handle about these trems happens when I play a bass note like the low E and start playing on the upper strings over it. when i bend on the upper strings, the trem bridge dips and the E string goes flat, which sounds assworthy.

now, i love the fr-style trem system, and i'd rather have it than not.

so i was thinking, is there a way to lock it down so it acts as a fixed bridge? i'm looking for something which i could use to lock it down, play for a bit and then unlock it and play with the bar.



#10
^ Word. Thats how I'd do it if you don't use the bar at all.

You could always add springs to the setup as well. It'll still allow use of the arm (Albeit it will be significantly tighter) and will minimize trem movement quite a bit, thereby aiding your situation.

When I went from 3 to 4 springs on my M-II, the difference was night and day. I imagine 5 springs would be perfect.
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