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    Van Halen-izing your whammy bar

    How do you set up the tremolo arm on a Wolfgang to swing freely like Eddie's does? In my Wolfgang manuel it says something about the tremolo spring pocket, but I'm not sure what that is.

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    what type of trem's come on the wolfgangs?

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    My Wolfgang has the screw in type whammy bar...all I do is screw it in all the way and then back it off one turn and voila... it swings freely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar08man
    what type of trem's come on the wolfgangs?
    It's Peavey's own licensed version of the Floyd.

    As far as the original question goes, note the parts I've highlighted in the diagram below. Adjusting it like Ed's is a matter of tightening the part of the trem 'barrel' on the top and the part on the bottom to where the whole thing 'floats' and doesn't bind on the main plate of the tailpiece itself, but the arm, when screwed into the 'barrel' tightly, won't fall or rotate out. When you spin the arm, the 'barrel' moves with it. The top and bottom parts of the 'barrel' (the part the arm actually screws into) are independently adjustable from each other. Make sense? You may have to take the Floyd all the way out of your guitar to make the proper adjustments, but when you do, I think you'll understand what I'm getting at.



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    LOL...wow sixstring!

    Nice post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    It's Peavey's own licensed version of the Floyd.

    As far as the original question goes, note the parts I've highlighted in the diagram below. Adjusting it like Ed's is a matter of tightening the part of the trem 'barrel' on the top and the part on the bottom to where the whole thing 'floats' and doesn't bind on the main plate of the tailpiece itself, but the arm, when screwed into the 'barrel' tightly, won't fall or rotate out. When you spin the arm, the 'barrel' moves with it. The top and bottom parts of the 'barrel' (the part the arm actually screws into) are independently adjustable from each other. Make sense? You may have to take the Floyd all the way out of your guitar to make the proper adjustments, but when you do, I think you'll understand what I'm getting at.



    Let me know if there's any other questions about it...
    Sorry man, but that went right over my head! I just want to know how to do this in simple terms. Thank you for trying though! I really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam-5150
    Sorry man, but that went right over my head! I just want to know how to do this in simple terms. Thank you for trying though! I really appreciate it!
    Are you comfortable with taking the Floyd out of the guitar? That's really the only tricky part of it. If you can do that and take a close look at the parts I'm talking about, it should pretty much explain itself. Trust me, it's really not all that difficult...
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    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
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    No, I'm not comfortable with taking the Floyd out of my Wolfgang. In the Wolfgang manuel it says, "If you prefer to have the tremolo arm swing freely, loosen the nut on the bottom of the tremolo arm socket. This is accessible through the tremolo spring pocket." Can somebody translate that for me? Sorry if I sound stupid, but I'm not a part guru. I just wanna jam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJODOJO
    My Wolfgang has the screw in type whammy bar...all I do is screw it in all the way and then back it off one turn and voila... it swings freely.
    Same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam-5150
    No, I'm not comfortable with taking the Floyd out of my Wolfgang. In the Wolfgang manuel it says, "If you prefer to have the tremolo arm swing freely, loosen the nut on the bottom of the tremolo arm socket. This is accessible through the tremolo spring pocket." Can somebody translate that for me? Sorry if I sound stupid, but I'm not a part guru. I just wanna jam!
    Coming from underneath (the back of the guitar), it would appear you can adjust the arm's tension by going in between the springs. Can you remove one of the springs to get a clearer look? Accoring to six's diagram, this looks to be the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam-5150
    No, I'm not comfortable with taking the Floyd out of my Wolfgang. In the Wolfgang manuel it says, "If you prefer to have the tremolo arm swing freely, loosen the nut on the bottom of the tremolo arm socket. This is accessible through the tremolo spring pocket." Can somebody translate that for me? Sorry if I sound stupid, but I'm not a part guru. I just wanna jam!
    OK, try this:



    Make any more sense?
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    OK, try this:



    Make any more sense?
    I just said that, Bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    I just said that, Bill.
    Welllll, of course you did! LOL! Ya just beat me to it...LOL!
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    OK, try this:



    Make any more sense?
    OK, what exactly do I adjust? I think I need to see a real picture of it.
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    OK, I found this over at vintagekramer.com. Pay close attention to the pic at the very bottom (that's exactly where you make the adjustment):



    The light starting to come on yet?
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

 

 

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