G&L Legacy Question?

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  1. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Hi,

    I recently sold a G&L Legacy to a forum member and was informed that the tremolo block is rubbing against the wood inside the block cavity.

    I never used the tremolo so I didn't realize it had this problem, but I was wondering if any of you Legacy owners ever encountered this and if so, what did you do to correct it?

    I was going to email G&L tonight, but they don't seem to offer general assistance through these means so rather than wait until Monday to call them I thought I give the forum a shot. You guys probably know than them anyway;)

    Thanks in advance!
    Jeff
     
  2. utterhack

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    Do you know where it's rubbing?

    If it's on one side, it might just be one of the screws that holds the claw needs a friendly tightening.

    If it's at the end, they both need tightening. A lot.

    If it's on both sides, the block is too big ;)
     
  3. rwe333

    rwe333 Supporting Member

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    Never seen that in any Legacy... Is he/she sure this is the problem? Seems a minor fix in any case...
     
  4. n8b

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    Hmmm, I'm looking at mine right now (3 bolt neck era) and don't see where the block would rub. There's a good 1/2" clearance on one side, 1 1/2" or so on the arm side. Find out for sure where it's rubbing.
     
  5. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks, I will suggest this and see what happens.
     
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  7. jaymeister

    jaymeister Member

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    I can see how it might rub on either end of the trem block if it was poorly made. Mine has about 1/8" between either end of the block and the cavity route. Nothing a dremel or router couldn't fix though if it was a defect. Are we talking USA model or the tribute series? It should be covered by warranty.
     
  8. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    USA model, but I bought it used.
     
  9. DualRectifier

    DualRectifier Silver Supporting Member

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    I have an old 3-bolt model also, and looking at it, there's plenty of space in there. Unless they route the new ones differently, I don't see how it could possibly rub.
     
  10. jaymeister

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    I'd be interested in seeing a pic of the cavity.

    You could also ask at www.guitarsbyleo.com

    They are the experts on everything G&L.
     
  11. The_Whale

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    Mine had the same problem at one point; I adjusted the spring claw and solved the problem.
     

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