General tech questions

Bigsby friction after putting on swivel arm


So I replaced my Bigsby arm with a Chet wire and a full around motion swivel arm thingy but when I tighten the allen set screw it holds the arm too tight against the stationary part of the machine causing it to stick where you leave it -flat after pressing down and sharp after pulling up.
Anybody remedy this, grinding off part of the metal, or something easier? Everything seems well lubricated, its not a string sticking at the nut situation just to get that out of the way


I had exactly this problem with my Chet arm, I found that the bracket was too thick and was rubbing against the bearing housing stopping free movement. I had to file it to get it to work. Bloody thing.


File, huh, I will look into that. I do like to swivel.

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