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Author Topic: Frozen Trem on pre-refined Deluxe  (Read 1111 times)

Offline reentune

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Frozen Trem on pre-refined Deluxe
« on: January 27, 2017, 07:12:18 AM »
I'll search further, but so far haven't seen this issue:


Bought a used '95 Deluxe.
The previous owner was unaware of the tuning requirements and never locked the trem (because, as far as he was concerned, what's the point of having a trem and locking it down?).
So he was already drop-tuning it for metal and then really slacked the strings before shipping.

So I get the guitar and all else works, but the trem is stuck. I can move it with great effort, but it's obviously pressing against something—like an extreme version of "rubbing against the trem cavity." I'm assuming the spring is toast now.

I have spare springs from another '95 Deluxe.

Anyone dealt with this problem? How fuqd am I? 
Is this something a good luthier (or even a reasonably intelligent player) can make right?


Re: Frozen Trem on pre-refined Deluxe

Offline Mr303

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Re: Frozen Trem on pre-refined Deluxe
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 05:02:21 PM »
Here's the link to the Fly manual off the Parker website.
Trem adjustment is explained so you might be able to work backwards.
Good luck

http://www.parkerguitars.com/support/manuals/ParkerFlyHandbook_2004.pdf

Try Pg 20
« Last Edit: January 27, 2017, 05:08:41 PM by Mr303 »
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Offline mmmmgtr

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Re: Frozen Trem on pre-refined Deluxe
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 06:09:25 PM »
Two thoughts


Have you checked for a broken spring?


Have you taken the back plate off for a look? Post some pics,  the folks here might be able to spot something

 

Re: Frozen Trem on pre-refined Deluxe

Offline billy

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Re: Frozen Trem on pre-refined Deluxe
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 11:26:27 AM »
Definitely take the back off and post some pictures. It may just be so far out of adjustment that it doesn't work right. Bearings are relatively cheap and easy to replace if needed. I would not expect a tech to do the digging to figure things out appropriately, better to learn how to maintain it yourself. We can help.
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