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    Slippery Tremolo Arm (Custom 24)

    So I purchased a Used Custom 24 on tuesday. It has a wicked Quilted 10 Top and a Pattern Regular Neck... I love this thing to death! The only thing that I'm not too pleased with is the tremolo arm keeps slipping. It doesn't come out or anything like that. It just slips.

    I keep my Tremolo Arms facing away from the neck, rather than towards the neck. I don't have any issues with my 2 CE 22s. Just this Custom 24.

    Any ideas on how this can be remedied? or is it just a live with it kind of situation. If I have to live with it then it's alright as I don't use the Trem Arm too much. It's really hard to fault such a beautiful guitar!



    p.s. I still have no clue how to post pictures here...
    Custom 22 Brazilian Limited (Emerald Green/Artist Package Quilt)| Custom 24 (Red Fire Burst/Quilted 10 Top)| Custom 24 (Autumn Sky) | P22 (Solana Burst)| Standard 22 (TriColor Burst)| McCarty Soapbar (Seafoam Green)| CE 22 (Vintage Yellow/3 piece 10 Top)| CE 22 (Whale Blue)| Mesa Dual Rectifier Half Stack| Fender Blues DeVille 410 (USA Made)| Fender Evil Twin (Snakeskin)| Peavey Classic 50 410| Gibson Northern Jumbo Limited

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    This may be obvious, but you know the collar can be tightened with the grub screw at the base of the trem, right?
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    You should be able to tighten the small bolt with an allen wrench that is on the tremolo.

    PS - have a shot of that green CU22 in your signature/avatar? Looks amazing!

    EDIT: sorry for the double post, didn't hit refresh on the thread before posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    This may be obvious, but you know the collar can be tightened with the grub screw at the base of the trem, right?
    I've never had to adjust ANYTHING on my Paul Reed Smiths... thanks for stating the obvious because clearly I skipped the step where I actually look at the bridge lol.
    It worked perfectly!!

    P.S. please forgive my Ignorance! I've been using Paul Reed Smiths since 1997 and EVERYTHING has been perfect! I am not a noob lol... I just thought like one
    Custom 22 Brazilian Limited (Emerald Green/Artist Package Quilt)| Custom 24 (Red Fire Burst/Quilted 10 Top)| Custom 24 (Autumn Sky) | P22 (Solana Burst)| Standard 22 (TriColor Burst)| McCarty Soapbar (Seafoam Green)| CE 22 (Vintage Yellow/3 piece 10 Top)| CE 22 (Whale Blue)| Mesa Dual Rectifier Half Stack| Fender Blues DeVille 410 (USA Made)| Fender Evil Twin (Snakeskin)| Peavey Classic 50 410| Gibson Northern Jumbo Limited

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmburkhart View Post
    You should be able to tighten the small bolt with an allen wrench that is on the tremolo.

    PS - have a shot of that green CU22 in your signature/avatar? Looks amazing!

    EDIT: sorry for the double post, didn't hit refresh on the thread before posting.
    Worked perfectly! I have TONS of shots of my Custom 22... just can't upload pictures for some reason
    Custom 22 Brazilian Limited (Emerald Green/Artist Package Quilt)| Custom 24 (Red Fire Burst/Quilted 10 Top)| Custom 24 (Autumn Sky) | P22 (Solana Burst)| Standard 22 (TriColor Burst)| McCarty Soapbar (Seafoam Green)| CE 22 (Vintage Yellow/3 piece 10 Top)| CE 22 (Whale Blue)| Mesa Dual Rectifier Half Stack| Fender Blues DeVille 410 (USA Made)| Fender Evil Twin (Snakeskin)| Peavey Classic 50 410| Gibson Northern Jumbo Limited

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    Feel free to PM me or post on the forum when you do. I like to use imgur.com to upload pictures. It gives you the board code you need to paste into your post.
    2013 PRS SE Custom 24 (Grey Black, Dragon II's)
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    FINALLY!!! Here's the Custom 22. Nice Artist Package Quilted 10 Top!
    Custom 22 Brazilian Limited (Emerald Green/Artist Package Quilt)| Custom 24 (Red Fire Burst/Quilted 10 Top)| Custom 24 (Autumn Sky) | P22 (Solana Burst)| Standard 22 (TriColor Burst)| McCarty Soapbar (Seafoam Green)| CE 22 (Vintage Yellow/3 piece 10 Top)| CE 22 (Whale Blue)| Mesa Dual Rectifier Half Stack| Fender Blues DeVille 410 (USA Made)| Fender Evil Twin (Snakeskin)| Peavey Classic 50 410| Gibson Northern Jumbo Limited

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