Tremol-No Knock on Dive Release

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  1. Serge

    Serge New Member

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    So I’m new to PRS guitars! Having been a gibson LP guy my whole life, I recently accepted a trade on my Rockerverb 50 for this beautiful whale blue 1997 PRS Custom 22 10 Top. This guitar is MINT...no marks, scratches or dings anywhere! I think I’m in love
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    I searched around if I could find anyone with this issue with no luck. I had my luthier install a tremol-no, and I set it to dive only. It works perfectly, except when I release the bar, it springs back on the "stop" and makes a knocking sound. Is this normal? It’s enough that you hear it through true amp clearly.
    It looks to be installed correctly to me...
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    Any help is appreciated!
     
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  2. Serge

    Serge New Member

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    I’m assuming the photo links are not working as I’m a new member today?
     
  3. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    I think you have to have a certain number of posts before they allow pics, 10 maybe? I can't remember. Also, using a hosting site is a must. I like Imgur.

    I can't help with an answer for you, but I thought I'd at least put up your pic so maybe someone else might be able to help you.
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  4. Serge

    Serge New Member

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    Thanks for that!
     
  5. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    No problem. Welcome to the asylum!
     
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  6. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Not having used that I can't say, but I know that when I received my Silver Sky it would "knock" and it turned out that the tremolo was slipping off the knife edge of the screws. Once I restrung it and made sure the knife edge was sitting in the groove of the screws there was no more knock.
     
  7. Serge

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    This is definitely the Tremol-no...I backed off the set screw stop a little and it fixed it (which defeats the purpose of having one)
    It’s not a deal breaker, just odd that this would be normal by design
     
  8. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Normal. The bridge comes to a hard stop based on where the little piece is set on the Tremol-No. Should be okay if you're gentle, but it'll knock like hell if you go Hendrix and bang on the bar.

    It may help to move the stop point back a teeny bit so that under gentle trem use it doesn't knock and you shouldn't go noticeably out of tune if you break a string or tune drop D, etc.
     
  9. Serge

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    Thanks for confirming my suspicion...just figured it was worth the ask.
     
  10. Mike Duncan

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    I only found the it useful for locking the bridge. NEVER could get it set up without having the clunking.
     
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  11. Serge

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    I’ll admit I’ll likely rarely use the tremolo, but it fills the gap where my LP couldn’t.
    If it becomes a nuisance I’ll likely do the same.
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Welcome!
     
  13. Serge

    Serge New Member

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    Thanks!! I’m beginning to understand why this is such a sought after guitar ;)
     
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  14. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Welcome. Please by all means use that trem!!!! Trems make all your dreams come true!

    Just to be clear.....this is not your last prs.
     
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  15. AJB1965

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    I had one of those attached to a Floyd Rose trem and it knocked. Was irritating at first but I got used to it.
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Welcome to the forum. We’d sure love to see some photos of the business side of your guitar, when you can.
     
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  17. Serge

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    Here’s a few:
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yeah that’s rad, you shouldn’t be having any issues with a PRS trem set up properly.

    What was the reason for installing the tremel-no?

    Apologies if you’ve already said why, I re-read the thread and couldn’t see what the reason for you having it attached.
     
  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nice!
     
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  20. Serge

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    Just a precaution in case I break a string mostly, plus I plan on using it for some drop D tuning.
     

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