View Full Version : esp parts-trem arm replacement avaliability/anyone on here with a early 90s m-II?
01-29-2008, 05:05 AM
hi im looking for a trem arm for my mid 90s m-II, anyone know where i could get one? any good parts shops? im having trouble- as the trem is a pretty unique one and it has a crazy arm fitting which is like nothing ive seen before- its probably some kind of sinclair trem.:confused:
ive treid that guy, but he doesnt make one for my particular trem
failing that does anyone else have an m-II from the early 90s and if so could you post some pics of the arm itself- i think ill need to get one made and i think id need a reference point
ill put some pics of the trem up wen i get a camera to hand.
hope u can help
01-29-2008, 05:58 AM
You probably have the newest version of the Synclair bridge... where the bar itself has a threaded collar (threads are on the outside) that screws into a threaded cutout, right? I had the same setup on one of my MII's as well. I have yet to see them for sale anywhere, Dave at fretsonthenet wants someone to send him that bar so he can start producing his own. Keep your eyes on ebay, that's probably the only place I can see one popping up for sale. Or...replace the Synclair with a real Floyd.
01-29-2008, 11:33 AM
hmmm, u might be right, ive never seen the arm though so i wouldnt really know! its quite an unusual looking fitting in that there doesnt look to be any threading inside the slot, its hard to see down there tho...
all i know is that theres a washer and a grub screw missing from it.
apologies for the appalling pics, my phones camera is shit- what the pics show though is that the trem on my guitar is quite an odd shape so im not sure if a newer trem would fit in the recess on my guitar.
anyone have a guitar with this kind of trem?
01-29-2008, 12:29 PM
Well, if there's supposed to be a worm screw in there, then you're missing the plastic bushing that goes in there. The bushing prevents the arm from flopping around in the socket, and the worm screw is used to apply/relieve pressure on the bar when it swings. If there was threading in there, you'd see it. You'll need to get the bushing at least, the worm screw isn't necessary though. You can get the bar from Dave at fretsonthenet, but I have no idea where to get the bushing. It's probably something that someone could make for you.
As far as the original Floyd fitting in that cavity, I don't think it will have enough clearance. I have an old ESP/48th St. Customs body that is routed for that style bridge, but the routing 'extends' out further around the edges of the trem so an original Floyd fit perfectly. Yours might need a little wood removed to fit, which I don't recommend. Your guitar looks killer, can you post a full shot of it?
Good luck with the search!
01-29-2008, 03:01 PM
thanks, ill check frets on the net... do u still have ur m-II? if so can u send some pics of the trem arm?- id really like to see what the bushing looks like.
are you sure the one from fretsonthenet will fit? i emailed a pic to him and he said the ones he made wouldnt fit, but i didnt mention the missing plastic bushing,
heres some pics, which realli dont do the guitar justice - it looks realli washed out there, but in reality its an almost flourescent apple green- it looks teh shit.:hat. more the colour of the hat. (i took a slightly clearer shot of the bridge as well)
ill stick some better pics up wen i get hold of a better camera!
also put some pics on of it with my 2 other main guitars, a custom shop 69 nos strat and another guitar, a pink thing which ive had for ages and i love even tho nobody can identify it!
01-30-2008, 01:33 AM
Goddam that guitar is outrageous, I absolutely love the MII
01-30-2008, 06:38 PM
jamesw: I have also been looking for a trem arm like yours for some time now for my mid 90's Mirage. If you ever find a solution let us know on the boards, because I'm sure there are alot of people out there looking for the same thing.
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