finding the right trem arm for licenced floyd rose on Maison guitar

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Post by beavis on Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:05 am

Hi!

Technical question, but nothing to do with Westone.

I have this Maison guitar (Korean) and want to find the right tremolo stick for it. How do I proceed? I am unfamiliar with floyd systems as all my previous guitars have fixed bridges (well my strat doesn't, but I never use the trem on it anyway, so just the same).

I know this question will seem stupid to many of you, but hey, you got to start somewhere. pig

Thanks a lot!

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Post by corsair on Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:26 am

No such thing as a stupid question, beavis, though I can get perilously close to asking some!! Laughing OK, a good place to start is here..

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar_tremolos.html

though being close to Germany you may want to check out Thomanns...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/floyd_rose_spareparts_for_instruments.html

I'll add here too, that your local music store is often a great place to start, and it keeps your money working locally!!



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Post by beavis on Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:24 pm

Wow Corsair, your omnipresence is most appreciated!

My question was less to know where to go to buy trem arms but how to know which arm will fit into my trem hole (hoho). Do I simply measure the diameter of the bar hole in the bridge or is it more complicated than that?


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Post by corsair on Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:33 pm

Oops... yeah, sorry 'bout that... 6mm!! Cool

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Re: finding the right trem arm for licenced floyd rose on Maison guitar

Post by beavis on Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:51 am

6 mm? Nice, but how did you come up with that?

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Post by Barry on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:08 am

beavis wrote:6 mm? Nice, but how did you come up with that?
From many of us who have already used this size replacement!

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Post by corsair on Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:05 pm

hee hee hee... thanks Barry!! That's the standard size for most, if not all, Japanese wang bars!

I've got to say that I've never bought one from anywhere than Westone Spares, though, simply because his are exact copies of the OEM bars. (He's closed atm because he's just had surgery...)

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Post by beavis on Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:46 am

Ok thanks!

So I'll try a 6 mm screw-on bar pirat

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Post by corsair on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:39 am

Whoops; hang on a minute.... the 6mm size is for Japanese or other imported guitars - the FR should be a standard size; probably Imperial measurements because the Americans haven't caught up with the SI yet!!

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Re: finding the right trem arm for licenced floyd rose on Maison guitar

Post by beavis on Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:59 am

Well, I tried a standard FR bar, didn't fit at all.. But after some trial and error, I should find something that fits.

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Post by corsair on Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:28 am

beavis wrote:Well, I tried a standard FR bar, didn't fit at all.. But after some trial and error, I should find something that fits.

An FR bar didn't fit a licensed FR trem?! Shocked That's ...odd...

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Re: finding the right trem arm for licenced floyd rose on Maison guitar

Post by Westbone on Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:36 am

Maison guitars are made in Korea, your bar will be an 'import' thread. metric.

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Post by beavis on Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:53 am

So a 6mm import screw-in should do the job?

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Post by fish on Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:52 pm

Is this what your looking for...... http://shop.ebay.co.uk/papadmusicstore/m.html?_nkw=arm&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313

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Re: finding the right trem arm for licenced floyd rose on Maison guitar

Post by beavis on Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:52 am

Hi Fish,

I think what I need is a screw-in trem arm, not the floyd rose syst. So something like the second picture in your link. However, for having tried a strat bar, I noticed it's still a bit narrow. So I am going to try a 6mm import. I that doesn't work, I guess some plumber's tape on a 5mm should get the job done. Very Happy

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Post by Westbone on Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:24 am

Just take it to a guitar shop, put it out of it's misery. Sad

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Post by corsair on Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:16 am

... or wait for Thorn to open up again!!

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Post by beavis on Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:31 am

Westbone wrote:Just take it to a guitar shop, put it out of it's misery. Sad

Did that! The guy was high on pot and tried the few (2) wang bars he had and they didn't fit.

And who is Thorn?

But it's no big deal, with time I'll end up finding something that fits.

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Post by corsair on Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:46 am

Ahahahaha - priceless; wasted guitar shop dude.... Laughing

Thorn is the bloke we all turn to when we really want to know the truth about a Westone matter, and he has a line in Spare parts which is re-opening in the next couple of weeks.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:41 pm

I doubt it'll be any use here though - I've never yet seen a licensed Floyd Rose copy that takes a screw in arm with a 6mm thread, all the ones I've seen either had a screw on collar or dropped in and fixed with an allen bolt from underneath. Some pictures of the trem in question might help.

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Post by beavis on Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:31 pm

I should have started with the pics. The guitar is not in my possession at the moment because I am having the wiring redone. Either it's my mistake and it's not a licensed FR, or it is but the license was only used for certain parts of it. I'll have to check to see if there is an allen bolt system. Never heard of that one. Musn't be too pratical if one wants to take the bar out to put the guitar back in the case for instance.



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