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Author Topic: GUIDE - How to keep the Trem in PERFECT tune  (Read 14258 times)

Offline TinMachine

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Re: GUIDE - How to keep the Trem in PERFECT tune
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2016, 01:48:10 PM »
Wiguitar still has plenty of fly bridges that have never been used and have the bearings installed.

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Offline billy

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Re: GUIDE - How to keep the Trem in PERFECT tune
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2016, 06:39:54 PM »
The wiguitar bridges would probably be the easiest thing. Would be a good plan b regardless. 

If I recall accurately they switched from English to metric in the early usm days. So measure your existing ones to be sure.

The link I posted matches a 908ssp spec from a while back. At the price not much to lose. In the event you need english, that vendor should have those in the same style. I did this rework for a friend in Pittsburgh and although I bought from a different amazon supplier, these are the same manufacturer and catalog number. They worked great, happy camper.

As for how they mount, they are press fit onto a machined pin (axle) that is press fit to the bridge body. The pin is about 5/8" long, so don't lose it.

The pin will probably come off the bridge before the bearing comes off the pin, which actually makes it easier to remove by tapping it out gently while supporting the bearing sleeve. Same with installing the new bearings.  Tap the pin or inside sleeve only, don't press too far either or you'll have to start over.

That's the key though, only press on the inside sleeve of the bearing, not on the shield or outside diameter. A small socket with an ID larger than the pin but smaller than the inside sleeve helps a lot - line up the hole with the pin and tap.
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Re: GUIDE - How to keep the Trem in PERFECT tune

Offline billy

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Re: GUIDE - How to keep the Trem in PERFECT tune
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2016, 08:14:26 AM »
And here's the other thread I mentioned above

http://forums.parkerguitars.com/index.php/topic,15034.msg133936.html#msg133936

(Btw Msc is a great place for parts and tools but a little pricey)
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Re: GUIDE - How to keep the Trem in PERFECT tune
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2018, 08:34:40 PM »
Links do not work as of 6/2018.

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Re: GUIDE - How to keep the Trem in PERFECT tune
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2018, 12:23:27 AM »
Links do not work as of 6/2018.

Haven't worked for a long time. Look here instead:

http://forums.parkerguitars.com/index.php/topic,10349.0.html
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Re: GUIDE - How to keep the Trem in PERFECT tune
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2018, 11:30:35 PM »
Ah, I've seen that one.  Couldnt tell if it was the same thing.

Perhaps, then, the mods should un-sticky this thread.