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    the screws of my tremolo are ****ed. u have the same problem?

    hi folks!

    i tried...as i already wrote in another thread...11's on my john petrucci muman. so i had to ajust my tremolo again. i had to turn the screws that hold the metal plate for the tremolo springs in the back of the guitar. but the screw driver ****ed up the small screw heads. so i had to replace these two screws with other screws from the tool shop.
    do u have the same problem? i just hate it if i want to ajust something and it isnt working with the standard components. in my opinion the screws heads aren' t big and deep enough to make it easier to ajust them.

    greez

    chumba

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    You should've used a different screwdriver. Once you notice you're stripping the screws, you should've stopped.
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    Switch to a Robertson screw head instead of the Phillips. You'll have a much harder time trying to strip 'em
    Last edited by beej; 03-08-2008 at 08:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    Switch to a Robertson screw head instead of the Phillips. You'll have a much harder time trying to strip 'em
    Ah, Beej, be careful now...Robertsons are the biggest Canadian secret this side of the Avro Arrow.....
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    An investment every guitar player should make is buying a gunsmith quality screw driver set. And take the time to use the correct sizes!

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    The screwdrivers that have a 90 degree bend in them are perfect for adjusting trem claws, I'd highly suggest grabbing a set

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    Stripped screw heads are always the fault of the wrong sized screwdriver. Learn your lesson and don't let it happen again, young jedi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbawamba View Post
    hi folks!

    i tried...as i already wrote in another thread...11's on my john petrucci muman. so i had to ajust my tremolo again. i had to turn the screws that hold the metal plate for the tremolo springs in the back of the guitar. but the screw driver ****ed up the small screw heads. so i had to replace these two screws with other screws from the tool shop.
    do u have the same problem? i just hate it if i want to ajust something and it isnt working with the standard components. in my opinion the screws heads aren' t big and deep enough to make it easier to ajust them.

    greez

    chumba
    Nope. Never had that problem.
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    I'm also guessing you didn't take the tension off the springs first (by pulling back on the trem arm - or spinning it to face backwards ad resting it on your lap to relieve the spring tension).

    Makes a BIG difference when the claw has no / little load on it.
    Last edited by Dizzy; 03-09-2008 at 03:33 AM.
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