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curious_bob
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I found a whammy bar in the gig bag of my steinberger clone that I bought earlier this year, but I have no idea where it attaches to (or if it attatches at all).

Where should the whammy bar hook up to?


   
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kent_eh
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Does this help?

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curious_bob
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That's where I thought it goes. There is a hole there that the whammy bar fits in, but it doesn't affect the sound at all.

edit: I'm looking at the musicyo.com homepage and it looks like I am putting it in the right spot, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. How are the whammy bars on these guitars supposed to work?


   
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Hawkfoggy
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check the inside of the guitar. thats usaly the problem. and are you using it right(don't take that offensively)

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You should be able to push and or pull it not to hard or you'll break it to affect the sound.

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curious_bob
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I don't think that this guitar is supposed to have a whammy bar. Or there are pieces missing.

Am I supposed to rotate the bar? Because there isn't any tension.


   
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Terminator
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Nope. You literally push it down towards the body.

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PVTele
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Think of the guitar strapped on in playing position: you push the bar in towards your body. It will then return whence it came under mild spring pressure. On a Steinberger, you should be able to push it in as hard as you like and it should return perfectly in tune. Well, that's the theory anyway ;-)


   
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Hawkfoggy
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and we all know how theorys turn out.Think of the guitar strapped on in playing position: you push the bar in towards your body. It will then return whence it came under mild spring pressure. On a Steinberger, you should be able to push it in as hard as you like and it should return perfectly in tune. Well, that's the theory anyway .

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gnease
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Check underneath the back of the bridge to make sure the trem-lock is not engaged. If it is, you won't be able to whammy!

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