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So i took my trem of a couple days ago to apply some tung oil on the body on this RGT220 i got, then i noticed this:



Why is there an extra piece of metal on by the stud on the right? Is the other one missing one or is it supposed to be that way?

Thanks for your help :)
 

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So i took my trem of a couple days ago to apply some tung oil on the body on this RGT220 i got, then i noticed this:

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Why is there an extra piece of metal on by the stud on the right? Is the other one missing one or is it supposed to be that way?

Thanks for your help :)
Screw the stud in a few threads, grab a hard backed book or a 2x4 or something, and using your body weight, push it back in, should be easy.
 

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Did you put the trem back in? Looks to me like the insert is a little loose and has slipped out. If that's the case it's not extra, it should be flush with the body like the other one.
It happens on one of my Jacksons every time I restring it. I really need to glue it back in!
 

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Did you put the trem back in? Looks to me like the insert is a little loose and has slipped out. If that's the case it's not extra, it should be flush with the body like the other one.
It happens on one of my Jacksons every time I restring it. I really need to glue it back in!
They aren't supposed to be glued, they're supposed to fit so tight they stay put ;)
 

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Do what Elysian said - if it does again get it glued back in - by a tech if you aren't comfortable with the method. It could be affecting tuning stability!
 

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They aren't supposed to be glued, they're supposed to fit so tight they stay put ;)
Well yes, but if it's loose then the hole has probably ovalled. The other option is to drill it out, glue in a hardwood insert, redrill it for the stud to be mounted in and go from there, But that's fairly invasive.

Having said that though, that's what I would do!
 

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They aren't supposed to be glued, they're supposed to fit so tight they stay put ;)
Well if it won't stay in on it's own, what would you suggest to keep it in other than glue? I've pushed mine back down a good few times now over the last year and I could do with a more permanent fix.
EDIT - just saw Stitch's post, I'd thought of that but had hoped there would be a simpler solution for me. I think Samer should be ok pushing it back in for now though, mine has gotten worse and worse over time.
 

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Well if it won't stay in on it's own, what would you suggest to keep it in other than glue? I've pushed mine back down a good few times now over the last year and I could do with a more permanent fix.
EDIT - just saw Stitch's post, I'd thought of that but had hoped there would be a simpler solution for me. I think Samer should be ok pushing it back in for now though, mine has gotten worse and worse over time.
Doweling it and redrilling it is the best option.

Is the Jackson perhaps basswood? Basswood guitars are infamous for this.
 

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Doweling it and redrilling it is the best option.

Is the Jackson perhaps basswood? Basswood guitars are infamous for this.
It's an alder body/maple neck thru soloist. I think I might have pulled it a bit to the side when doing a re-string by accident and I gave the guitar a lot of trem abuse too which probably didn't help. I was probably asking for it by doing the 'holding the guitar by the bar and lifting it to head height' thing!
 
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