Whammy bar too close to body

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  1. Riplead

    Riplead New Member

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    I purchased a used custom 22 about a year or so ago and am blown away by the craftsmanship, tone and feel.
    The tremolo stays in tune incredibly well for a non-locking tremolo. The only problem is, is that when I put the bar on, it's too close to the body and I didn't really want to bend it. The angle of the bridge is perfect so I don't want to mess with that. I tried to find replacement bars online but haven't had any luck. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gush

    gush New Member

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    Bend it.

    Lay the 90 degree area over a small pipe and tap lightly on the outside of that 90. Tap lightly and it will move easily.
     
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  3. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

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    Same issue with bar the came with my Brushstroke 24. Have to bend it slightly.
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    I bend all mine too.
     
  5. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    So the solution is an obtuse angle!

    I usually dont have a problem with this and keep my whammys anything from 20 ft to several miles away from the guitars. However...
    I have a gig tonight and I'll be using the CE24 with trem equipped!

    I'll see if it feels too close. Hopefully I'll remember to use it... ;)
     
  6. Riplead

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    Thanks. Considering how it seems PRS thinks of everything when they build these wonderful guitars, you would think they might have run across this here and there and offered a solution.
     
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  7. gush

    gush New Member

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    I d
     
  8. JJJ

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    Yeah you can bend it...

    Or tighten the set screw on the back of the bridge and just dont put the arm all the way in, that's what I do on my old CE
     
  9. Rider1260

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    John Mann used to make a trem arm with a different bend
     
  10. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    The PRS trem arm has always bugged me. Too short on both ends, not enough towards the tip. I use a Hipshot arm on mine.
     

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