Wobbly Whammy Barjtv89-f
Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:59 AM
Posted 01 June 2014 - 06:25 AM
Hi fellow axers...
It sounds like I've had this same issue.... My fix was to remove the entire bridge...VERY CAREFULLY as to not break the piezo cables and underneath where the trem bar inserts was a hex screw that was loose. I tightened that and it fixed my problem..... My 2 cents for anyone else that may come across this problem.
Posted 30 December 2014 - 06:42 AM
I just got my Variax JTV89F and pretty sure the F standing for funked up. My bar does not even fit in the hole. It is really hard to get and it appears to be to long becasue the threads do not meet. I would think this should be covered under my warranty. The thing is, I do not have to ship the whole guitar out. It would be great if I could just get a new bar. Does anyone know where i can buy a new bar?
Posted 30 December 2014 - 12:37 PM
I bet if you took a piece of plumbers Teflon (comes in small string and tape form) and place a few wraps around the trem arm after it's in it's place then screwing the cap over that therefore compressing the Teflon around the tremolo arm creating a very smooth friction feel to it would work well. I also have Teflon stock that comes in handy for all sorts of things. Shaves off the bar nicely with sharp knife. I generally use a shaving or two in my standard Strat tremolo arm to take up slack from worn threads, creates a nice smooth friction feel to it. It'll wear out but it takes a long time in my experience. Teflon is some tough stuff.
Posted 30 December 2014 - 01:22 PM
You can get a replacement bar directly from Graph Tech - they made the Floyd on the JTV-89F. I obtained a replacement bar from them but because of the way the guitar is routed, you have to remove the entire bridge in order to replace the bar and it's assembly.
My spring solution has proven to be a temporizing measure. So I may look into peteramm's solution...
Posted 06 January 2015 - 02:42 PM
Finally my whammy bar no longer wobbles. My solution: replace the arm and arm housing and coupling with a Schaller tremolo arm and arm housing/coupling. You can not insert a Schaller arm into the Graph Tech arm housing; the Schaller arm is to... girthy. You have to replace the Graph Tech arm housing and coupling with the Schaller housing and coupling. No wobble whatsoever with the Schaller arm!