#1
Ok I have an original floyd rose and the whammy has always been a little loose, Ive tightened that screw on the bottom of the guitar but it does not seem to help the problem Im having. Should I just buy a new whammy bar? Ive been advised to wedge something in there but that doesnt sound like something im about to do to my $800 guitar...

heres the prob im having - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=mRWwx4AyxnQ
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#3
On my whammy bar it has 2 white spacers. And when I bought my guitar it came with 2 extra. Maybe those are just worn down.

oops sorry disregard this post!!
Last edited by shaggy187 at Jul 9, 2008,
#4
hmm i never got any spacers with mine...
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#5
unscrew the bar and look at the thread if that seems intact, it MIGHT, be a problem with your vibrato system
#6
Is it possible to bust a thread by over tightening with your bare hands? I may have done that some time ago when I first got it. Ill check if I can spot a messed up thread though...
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#9
if it goes as tight as you can get then suddenly goes further, it could shear.
#10
i have the same problem with my MIM strat but its not really a "problem" to me.

guess im used to it, the vibrato works immaculately, NEVER goes out of tune.

seriously never.
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#11
Any other suggestions??

FYI I have tightened the hex screw on the trem from the back of the guitar all the way

maybe I just need a new bar?
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#13
the one on the bottom directly under the trem bar on the back of the guitar- yes.
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#15
tighten the screw on the top side of the tremolo unit. the ridged barrel that the bar sticks into.
#16
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tighten the screw on the top side of the tremolo unit. the ridged barrel that the bar sticks into.


That screw is also tight as I can make it - it is still loose...
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#17
I think wedging something in there seems like a fairly solid idea. Just make sure you only push it in far enough to stop the bar from moving.
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