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Thread: Luke 1 Floyd squeaky trem bar

  1. #1
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    Oct 2009

    Luke 1 Floyd squeaky trem bar

    Hi all - I have loosened the trem bar on my Luke 1 as I want it out of the way when not in use without having to push it. It now drops out of the way fine but I have to listen to it squeak. What's the best way to get it to stop squeaking? Not sure if it's safe to use a lubricant on it and if so where to place it.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Same issue on my Axis. I've been thinking about dropping a little oil in there, but I'm interested to see the responses first.
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  3. #3
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    Aug 2012
    I donít think a drop of oil will hurt anything.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2012
    Graphite, 3-in-1, graphitall, etc. Those all are pretty safe to use on just about anything. While you are at it, lubricate the contact points for the bridge as well. Many people overlook the proper oiling that fulcrum bridges need.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Vaseline will make the trem bar silent. Remove arm from trem and put a little bit of vaseline on the part that sits inside the trem, install the arm again and it will rotate completely silent.
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  7. #7
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    May 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    A drop of oil does the trick. Olive oil is usually the closest oil I have handy, not a problem!

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