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Thread: Luke 3 Tremolo Arm tip

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    Luke 3 Tremolo Arm tip

    Hi all, just took delivery of a Luke 3 today. Superb guitar. Anyway I notice the tip on my trem bar is black while I was expecting chrome. Not that it matters at all but did some luke 3's ship with black and some with chrome tips? Great guitar, really is.
    Thanks

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    HSS ship with black. HH Ship with chrome.
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    Mine is HH. Somebody messed up then!

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    It's unique!

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    Oh, bummer - somebody at the store put in the wrong arm, maybe? Chrome doesn't only look better, it feels nicer, too. Hope you may still get this sorted!

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    Thanks. AJ has arranged for the right one to be sent. I will let you know when it arrives!

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    I notice the tip on my trem bar is black while I was expecting chrome. ???

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    Perhaps you got a Luke II trem arm in error? Actually I prefer the Luke II trem arm because it's smaller and lower. The LIII arm seems very unwieldy in comparison, and therefore much less comfortable. I kind of got used to it, but prefer the Luke II arm still.
    1993 LUKE I Pearl Blue DOB: 15/12/1993
    1998 LUKE II Luke Blue DOB: 05/10/1998 Signed by Lucious
    2012 LUKE II PDN Classic Honey Burst DOB: 31/08/2012
    2013 LIII HH Bodhi Blue DOB: 17/09/2013


    Fractal FC12
    Matrix GT1000FX
    Marshall 4x12 & 2x12

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    The new trem tip (chrome ) has arrived. Thanks to EBMM! Problem is I cant get the old one off. I have been told it should simply unscrew and the new one can screw straight on. This is not the case so far. Also been told the Luke 2 and 3 arms are the same apart from the tip so any advice is welcome. Does the Luke 2 tip unscrew easily? thanks

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    The Luke II arm is quite a bit smaller than the LIII arm.
    Also the Luke II arm is angled differently, so when fitted, the tip of the arm is lower / closer to the guitar body. I find the Luke II arm very easy & comfortable to use. As far as I can see both the Luke II & LIII arms both have tips that are fixed quite solidly. I've never tried to remove the tip from either arm. I've considered changing the LIII arm for a Luke II arm, which I might still do at some point
    1993 LUKE I Pearl Blue DOB: 15/12/1993
    1998 LUKE II Luke Blue DOB: 05/10/1998 Signed by Lucious
    2012 LUKE II PDN Classic Honey Burst DOB: 31/08/2012
    2013 LIII HH Bodhi Blue DOB: 17/09/2013


    Fractal FC12
    Matrix GT1000FX
    Marshall 4x12 & 2x12

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    The trem arm for the Luke 2 is the same as the Luke 3. They use the exact same trem and arm (with the exception of a chrome tip on the HH Luke 3). Any difference in angle should be slight and could be due to tolerances in manufacturing.
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    The top arm is Luke II, and the bottom one is LIII. Big difference! Note not only the length of the arm, but the angle.


    1993 LUKE I Pearl Blue DOB: 15/12/1993
    1998 LUKE II Luke Blue DOB: 05/10/1998 Signed by Lucious
    2012 LUKE II PDN Classic Honey Burst DOB: 31/08/2012
    2013 LIII HH Bodhi Blue DOB: 17/09/2013


    Fractal FC12
    Matrix GT1000FX
    Marshall 4x12 & 2x12

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    There's a small screw in the block that tightens the tremolo arm (which is nice, take note Fender), try to loosen this up to se if it's easier to pull out the tremolo arm.

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    Yes, you are spot on ksandvik, but it's not the topic here - I believe beppe is trying to take off the tip only, not the whole arm.
    Used to have olive gold LIII HH , my trem tip was indeed chrome, and unscrewed rather easy. Now I have bodhi blue hss , the trem feels a bit different than on my rad red LII.
    Ex-guitar player .

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    Oh, sorry the tip, yes. Hmm, grease the inside with something?

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