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 Wierd noises from trem. Please help. 
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Post Wierd noises from trem. Please help.
Hey guys,

I have this weird noise coming from my RG2550Z's Edge Zero tremolo.
I just got this guitar about a month ago.
I spent hours trying to figure out what is causing the sound but no luck, and it's driving me crazy.
At first I thought it was fret buzz, which caused the trem to vibrate, but I raised the action so high to the point where the guitar is barely playable, and I still hear it.
I see perfect clearance between the string and the frets since the action is so high.
I also checked the tremolo cavity for anything that could be vibrating in there, like the springs, but nothing there.

The problem exists mainly on the G string, but you can slightly hear the noise on some of the other strings as well.

I have made a video showing the problem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttuV4z1TJ_o

Help would be greatly appreciated!


Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:18 pm
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Post Re: Wierd noises from trem. Please help.
Sounds like bad frets to me but it could be a loose string in the bridge. If you put the ball end of the string into the bridge take it out and put it in the other way around. It could be a number of things. You have some troubleshooting ahead of ya :)

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Post Re: Wierd noises from trem. Please help.
This bridge uses the clamp, so the ball end was cut off. The sound is coming from the bridge and not where the frets are, so I'm really confused.


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Post Re: Wierd noises from trem. Please help.
Loose saddle? Worn out saddle? Try sticking a different string in there (different gauge) and see what happens.

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Post Re: Wierd noises from trem. Please help.
I think you nailed it right on with the saddle. There's something going on with the saddle.
When I place the intonation tool for the Edge Zero tremolo into the G string and tighten it until I hit the saddle, the problem doesn't happen anymore.

For those of you don't know what the intonation tool is for the Edge Zero, this is how it is used.
http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/electr ... es/218.jpg

But now the problem is, when I remove the intonation tool, the problem comes back.
I'm not sure what's loose on the saddle and how I can fix it. So Frustrated.


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Post Re: Wierd noises from trem. Please help.
Bear in mind I'm not able to see the movie at work.

Sure it's not just the springs vibrating? Stick some small rubber tubing in the springs, it knocks out the noise. That or you can get noiseless springs from Floyd Upgrades if you want to spend a bit more.


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Post Re: Wierd noises from trem. Please help.
Is the screw holding the saddle as tight as possible?

I've never worked with edge zero bridges so you're on your own here. Sorry mate. You should've bought the good ol' 550 with lo-pro edge. Those things never fail :P Good luck :)

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Post Re: Wierd noises from trem. Please help.
Lamer wrote:
Is the screw holding the saddle as tight as possible?

I've never worked with edge zero bridges so you're on your own here. Sorry mate. You should've bought the good ol' 550 with lo-pro edge. Those things never fail :P Good luck :)


I've fixed the problem. I switched the intonation screw from the front position to the back position and somehow that fixed the problem.

I'm actually planning on selling this guitar, which is why I desperately needed to fix that problem.
I got jipped on ebay with this guitar where the seller advertised as no scratches or dents but when I got the guitar it had a few chips on the side.
I then decided to buy a RG2550E which has the Edge Pro trem so I need to sell this guitar.
I also already own the original RG770.

Thanks for the help.


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CpxAzn wrote:
I then decided to buy a RG2550E


Why?

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Post Re: Wierd noises from trem. Please help.
I was planning to buy an expensive guitar and stick with it for a very long time, and I didn't want it to have cosmetic issues.
I thought I could sell the RG2550Z for around the same price that I bought the RG2550E for, but I seem to be having problems doing that...
Now I've had the guitar posted on craigslist for a month now at $600, but I'm getting no calls.


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Save yourself a ton of cash and get a regular 550.

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