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  • Grease on joints of Edge Pro?

    First off, I took a break from HC for about a month and I'm back now. Missed you guys. How y'all doin'? By the way, i found the cure for gas, learn new ****************, compose, record, jam, practice! All this makes you forget about buying other gear! at least for me.

    Alright, I know I stretched my strings out right so it ain't that.

    On my RG1570, everything is ok when i divebomb but as soon as i pull up, everything goes sharp and then when i dive back down, or bend a string 1 1/2 steps, it goes back to normal.

    if you think about this (maybe read my above paragraph twice over) that means that when i pull up on the bridge, it does not go back to point 0. it stays a little up. this never used to happen. Am i supposed to lub the joints up with oil?

    if so, where and how should i do this?

    thank you very much.
    Peace

    -Kenny

  • #2
    many licensed Floyds do this...thats why you should always dive it down, then fine tune it, and always dive after pulling up to get back to "neutral". ibanezrules.com has a section on this. my OFR doesnt do this, but my Jackson trems (JT580 and 580LP) do slightly.

    careful setup will help this, but if you really want to get nit picky, you may have to reshape the knife edges of the trem, check and see if you need new posts, and if all that is fine...CHAPSTICK!

    yes...Chapstick. hey, if it works for Joe Satriani...
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    • #3
      my RG550 does that now. It didn't used. I check the knife edges but they still looked pretty good. I also tried the chapstick thing to no avail. I've just learnt to live with it

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      • #4
        my RG550 does that now. It didn't used to. I check the knife edges but they still looked pretty good. I also tried the chapstick thing to no avail. I've just learnt to live with it
        It is a comman FR problem though

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        • #5
          http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/index.htm

          that link tells you all you need to know about troubleshooting and adjusting your Edge. works for other Floyds as well
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          • #6
            The Ibanez manual says to put a drop of oil on both sides of the blade. I haven't done this but it sounds like that might be the issue.
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            • #7
              Any metal to metal friction point should have oil on it so it doesn't wear as fast. Many older guitars with used Floyds develop a flat spot and don't return to pitch.
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              • #8
                thanks for the info fellas. i think the oil thing should work. it's in my manual too, i just couldn't find it before. i hope it's not too worn as i didn't put oil in it since i got it almost a year ago. you think there's damage? is it permanent you think?
                Peace

                -Kenny

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                • #9
                  i have come to the conclusion that chapstick works!
                  Peace

                  -Kenny

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                  • #10
                    i hope it's not too worn as i didn't put oil in it since i got it almost a year ago. you think there's damage? is it permanent you think?


                    Dude my Hamer USA was made in 1989; I took the Floyd off for the first time just a couple months ago to check things out and the knife edges are still PERFECT. I put the chapstick in there just to lube it up but man those things last forever. You should be fine.
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                    • #11
                      Dude my Hamer USA was made in 1989; I took the Floyd off for the first time just a couple months ago to check things out and the knife edges are still PERFECT. I put the chapstick in there just to lube it up but man those things last forever. You should be fine.


                      cool!
                      Peace

                      -Kenny

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                      • #12
                        i have come to the conclusion that chapstick works!


                        I might have to try it again... I'll try heaps this time

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