RM-Pro tremolo question

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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by joelantler » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:06 am

The circled object is to block the bridge from moving sharp. Loosen the phillips screw a bit and the thumb wheel moves a stop pillar up and down. The bridge still works to depress the arm, but once lowered completely the arm cannot be lifted. Tuning stability is preserved so you don't go sharp during palm muting over the saddles, but the tradeoff is no bar flutter.
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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:00 pm

joelantler wrote:The circled object is to block the bridge from moving sharp. Loosen the phillips screw a bit and the thumb wheel moves a stop pillar up and down. The bridge still works to depress the arm, but once lowered completely the arm cannot be lifted. Tuning stability is preserved so you don't go sharp during palm muting over the saddles, but the tradeoff is no bar flutter.
Thanks, great addition to the info .... and ....

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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by Vladimir230984 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:03 am

Hello
I just bought a RGX custom guitar but the RM-pro bridge is very damaged and modified in an inadequate way, for that reason, I want to acquire a new bridge.
I've searched the entire network, and I even got in touch with Dave from Fret on the net, but he can only get me some pieces.
someone in this forum knows of some RM-pro system for sale ?. I thank you very much.
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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Vladimir230984 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:03 am
Hello
I just bought a RGX custom guitar but the RM-pro bridge is very damaged and modified in an inadequate way, for that reason, I want to acquire a new bridge.
I've searched the entire network, and I even got in touch with Dave from Fret on the net, but he can only get me some pieces.
someone in this forum knows of some RM-pro system for sale ?. I thank you very much.
Hi Vladimir, welcome to the forum and the string section. :D

The best chance for finding a Yamaha RM-PRO bridge is from (damaged) parts guitars.

You're welcome to post in the "want to buy" section as well.

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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by Frederickfrigault » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:05 pm

I have own all the late 80's yamaha rgx series. From 112s to 1212a . What you have is yamaha's most costly to built bolt on neck they have put on the market. 612a stand for quality (6- highest bolt on neck guitar quality.. 1 been lowest) 1 and 2 are the pick up setup. 1 humbucker 2 single coil... and (A) stand for active pickup... it as a builtin preamp allowing for much more sound possibility and a humbucker spliter switch... the tremolo part you are asking question about. Has two main function.. one is to lock the tremolo so it dosen't pull back (lighter setting would maker it seem has if ther would be no floyd... second it allow a limit to how far you want be able to pull the string (about 1 and 1/2 tone pull before hiting limit to none...)
The rock magic pro tremolo systeme his very acurate and its size makes it one ofe the most responding when it come down to doing vibrato with palm of hands without using the arm bar... i've own 3 of these in the past 10 years till i found the 1212A. Remember to lub all metal part from that tremolo and never screw all the way in or pull all the way out... make a fine tune with all tremolo screws leveled halfway befor locking neck (slide you finger on string to heat them up and stretch them. Reajuste each string as you lock it.. lock it hard.. (it's not cheap... so onces it seem hard 1/4 turn onces more) then fine tune.. its should not go out of tune.. or bearly need fine tune after 1hour of hard wanking on whammy... i have proven this many time.. everyone that have played my guitars have compare them to play better then most jackson and ibanez they owned... part are nearly impossible to finds.. you have to technicly find a another one from serie 612a 612s 620A 620s 1212a 1212s 1220s 1220a to get parts.. they only buith about 500 of the 1200 series. Most 600 series are been bouth to rebuilt the 1200 series. Like i've been doing for a while... i'm looking to buy my friends 612s just for the trem
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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by Buzzard » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:07 pm

Frederickfrigault wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:05 pm
I have own all the late 80's yamaha rgx series. From 112s to 1212a .
Hi Fred, Welcome to the forum and the String Section. :D

Thanks for the info, and please let's see your RGX guitars, your collection must be close to complete.

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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Here's a bridge in pretty good shape if anyone need it whole or for parts: https://reverb.com/item/3761180-yamaha-pro-ii-chrome

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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by rytsl » Tue May 22, 2018 3:04 am

Hi Yamaholics! My RGX 512J's floyd rose is broken. what floyd rose can I use for replacement? is it possible to use other guitars floyd?
what guitar brand that has a floyd that I can use as a replacement. tanks guys!
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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by hienz1 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:10 am

WoW. I can't hardly believe this network exists. I bought my Yamaha RGX612A guitar back in the late 1980's from Ace Music in North Miami Florida. They're now closed and dissolved as a company. It was a great music store while it lasted. Anyways, the model guitar I bought came in Pearl white, with a blue tint in the clear coat. Really wild looking. So the bridge was giving me trouble, and I wrote to Yamaha USA for repair referral, and possible parts. They actually told me they never made this guitar. So I checked into it some more and discovered Yamaha Canada carries parts for it. That disillusioned me about this guitar, and spurred me on to buying another guitar, another brand. So, I still have this guitar and am planning on having it rebuilt by a Luthier friend - Doron Markowitz of D Guitars and Lutherie, Cape Coral, Florida, (PM me for contact info). I was just not sure if there was ever any demand for this particular Brand & model, and how difficult is it to get parts for it, etc.

Soooo, how do I post a picture of it on here?
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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by hienz1 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:17 am

I was actually approached by the lead guitarist for Marilyn Manson, Scott Putesky, who offered to buy the Yamaha from me, but his offer ($250) was way lower than what I originally paid for it ($400).
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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:58 am

Hi Dave dude, Welcome to the forum and the string section. :D

The RGX-612A is a cool shredder.

Here's some online pictures, but it would be cool to se your guitar too. ((i))
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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by hienz1 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:01 am

Well thank you, Buzzard. Yeah I was asking how do I post pictures on here?

OK, got it.
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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:12 am

Alright, let's get to it.

Under the text field, click the "Full editor & Prewiew" button.

Then simply pull your pictures into the textfield,
then they become attachments that you can add wherever you chose in between your text.

Ill add a picture in your post above, then you can see how it's set up if you press edit for your post.

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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by hienz1 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:20 am

Dude, that is stupid simple. Thanks man.
I'll post newer pics shortly. It's 3am here now, so I'll have to wait for the sun to rise.
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Re: RM-Pro tremolo question

Unread post by hienz1 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:23 pm

OK, I've been away for awhile. But I said I would take more pics of my Beast, so here goes:
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front of case
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back of case
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guitar inside case
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empty case with owner's manual
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the persnickity bridge

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