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Old 2006-06-14, 20:54
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Yeah I did put on new strings,and I always solder the end of each one as well......I should have said that in my post.I may just buy a new one since the frames are now made out of aluminum,which is a bit lighter.And I have an all brass one right now,and feel it's a bit darker in tone than what I want.I am looking at the 2315 actually,the one Slayer uses.But that may be a while away,as they are more than $300 new!

My friend had a Kahler for years and also experienced the same problem,with the strings slipping a little.He replaced the springs and the string hooks and it was fine.I should mention that we both tune down to B with heavy strings (13-56) and the larger springs in back,which will make the string locks go out a lot faster than a standard tuned guitar.My locking nut is the Schaller floyd type,and is new,so that is not an issue.Kahler is the best tremolo ever though,don't get me wrong!!! After switching I will never go back to those floyds again.
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Old 2006-06-15, 21:28
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Exclamation Trem Setup Issue

I just picked up my RG from a shop after a pickup upgrade and a setup in B with .12s. The tech has the trem set up so that it's arched up a bit. He said he'd set up plenty of guitars in D for death metal, but it seemed like the first time he set one up in B.
Anyway, the intonation checks out, and the action is a tiny bit higher than I had it when it was in E, but it's not a bother. Is it bad for my trem to be angled up like it is? I hardly use the fucker, but I'm not quite ready to block it off yet. Pictures are attached...

ps.. see my other post in the pickups thread
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Old 2006-06-15, 21:36
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I just picked up my RG from a shop after a pickup upgrade and a setup in B with .12s. The tech has the trem set up so that it's arched up a bit. He said he'd set up plenty of guitars in D for death metal, but it seemed like the first time he set one up in B.
Anyway, the intonation checks out, and the action is a tiny bit higher than I had it when it was in E, but it's not a bother. Is it bad for my trem to be angled up like it is? I hardly use the fucker, but I'm not quite ready to block it off yet. Pictures are attached...

ps.. see my other post in the pickups thread



I'm not some pro at the rose, nor know too much about them, but if i remember correctly i heard its supposed to be dead level, and if anything angled backwards is better than forwards.

Anybody else?
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Old 2006-06-16, 02:37
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Edges and Originals aren't built exactly the same and from what I've seen you can have some angle on an Edge and still be cool.
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Old 2006-06-16, 06:38
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True, but that much angle Thats like a 30 degree pitch. No wonder why the action is higher. Did he even adjust the springs?
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Old 2006-06-16, 08:32
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yeah, well before it was in E with .10s and all 4 springs were on it, but this guy said that was bad and he was gonna take 1 off and adjust the spring tension instead. when i hold the bridge down to a level position, the notes are about 2 steps higher, so maybe he just threw the heavier strings on, tuned to B, and didn't even adjust the bridge? but as i said, the intonation is right on, so it seems like he used some diligence?

p.s. nobody is responding to my pickup quesion in the sticky thread; help me out
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Old 2006-06-16, 13:22
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If the intonation is right and the playability is OK then there shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 2006-06-17, 00:25
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ok something is fucked up with my trem bridge, i stuck on ghs boomers 11-53 and tuned to Eb i just adjusted the strings in the back to bring the trem down but it wont go down the 2 screws/bolts that you turn to go in are fully in but the bridge is still at a 25-35 degree angle?
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Old 2006-06-17, 02:58
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Old 2006-06-17, 03:10
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Unscrew those springs (in the back) a little and add another spring.
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Old 2006-06-17, 03:21
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theres already 3 strings in the back
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Old 2006-06-17, 03:27
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Well you can still fit two more in there .
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Old 2006-06-17, 03:39
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Old 2006-06-17, 04:15
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With that size strings...

Get some more springs fast. You might also need to look at your relief, action, and intonation adjustments.
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Old 2006-06-17, 04:57
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whats the matter with 11-53 there not the biggest

fuck it im just gonna down tune it
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Old 2006-06-17, 05:39
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Old 2006-06-17, 11:39
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How are the spring positioned? If they are in this config: 111 in which they are parallel there will be less tension. If they are like that try angling them so that the center spring is straight and the two springs on the left and right are angled . I'm quite sure this should work since i have my axe tuned to E with a set of 13s with that spring setup and my bridge is parallel to the body.
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Old 2006-06-24, 13:41
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right i read through the thread and didnt see this explicitly stated so:


I have a jackson RX10D. it's a pretty cool guitar except the trem doesnt keep it in tune very long . I dont wanna get rid of it cause it's a rare version of the RX10D (lightning sky graphic)...

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How much routing do i have to do to replace the jackson licsensed floyd with an OFR?

A lot or none?
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Does anyone know where someone could purchase a Washburn Wonderbar, and around how much they would cost. I found some pics of them, but really no info, they look great. Are they like a FR just without all the body routing or what?
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