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Lian Gerbino
post Jul 15 2008, 10:49 AM
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congrats.... waiting for pics!!! tongue.gif


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post Jul 15 2008, 11:25 AM
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QUOTE (Lian Gerbino @ Jul 15 2008, 11:49 AM) *
congrats.... waiting for pics!!! tongue.gif


Here they are smile.gif
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post Jul 15 2008, 12:58 PM
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I'm interested in one of these for my Jem - does the hardtail mode give you increased sustain? That would be ny main reason for getting one ...


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post Jul 15 2008, 01:00 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 15 2008, 01:58 PM) *
I'm interested in one of these for my Jem - does the hardtail mode give you increased sustain? That would be ny main reason for getting one ...


Yes, of course. It completely locks. Even if you break a string it won't budge.
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post Jul 15 2008, 01:01 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 15 2008, 12:58 PM) *
I'm interested in one of these for my Jem - does the hardtail mode give you increased sustain? That would be ny main reason for getting one ...

I remember seeing a video about a guy playing with one- he said that in hartail mode the "extra sustain doesnt hurt either", though i don't own one of the units (or a floating bridge even!)
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post Jul 15 2008, 03:15 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Jul 15 2008, 02:01 PM) *
I remember seeing a video about a guy playing with one- he said that in hartail mode the "extra sustain doesnt hurt either", though i don't own one of the units (or a floating bridge even!)


Get one biggrin.gif
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post Jul 15 2008, 03:26 PM
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Awesome! laugh.gif

Does that mean that the changing of strings just got as easy as fixed bridge?
Just lock, rip off the strings, clean the fingerboard and put new ones on? smile.gif

@Andrew:
According to several reviews, the increased sustain in locked mode is quite noticable. wink.gif


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post Jul 15 2008, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jul 15 2008, 04:26 PM) *
Awesome! laugh.gif

Does that mean that the changing of strings just got as easy as fixed bridge?
Just lock, rip off the strings, clean the fingerboard and put new ones on? smile.gif

@Andrew:
According to several reviews, the increased sustain in locked mode is quite noticable. wink.gif

That's correct man! Didn't think of it smile.gif
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post Jul 15 2008, 05:49 PM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Jul 15 2008, 08:00 AM) *
Yes, of course. It completely locks. Even if you break a string it won't budge.



QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jul 15 2008, 10:26 AM) *
Awesome! laugh.gif

Does that mean that the changing of strings just got as easy as fixed bridge?
Just lock, rip off the strings, clean the fingerboard and put new ones on? smile.gif

@Andrew:
According to several reviews, the increased sustain in locked mode is quite noticable. wink.gif


Thanks - will add it to the list of gadgets to get when I have some money wink.gif


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 15 2008, 06:49 PM) *
Thanks - will add it to the list of gadgets to get when I have some money wink.gif


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post Jul 15 2008, 08:27 PM
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How do you switch between the different modes? Do you have to remove the backplate every time, or is it accessible without a screwdriver?


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post Jul 15 2008, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE (Xuestor @ Jul 15 2008, 09:27 PM) *
How do you switch between the different modes? Do you have to remove the backplate every time, or is it accessible without a screwdriver?


What on earth do you need your backplate for mate? take it out and never put it back biggrin.gif
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post Jul 15 2008, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE (Xuestor @ Jul 15 2008, 09:27 PM) *
How do you switch between the different modes? Do you have to remove the backplate every time, or is it accessible without a screwdriver?

On my Ibanez, the backplate has access holes in it, so that you don't have to remove it when adjusting spring tension.
If you absolutely insist on having the backplate in place, make an access hole! smile.gif


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post Jul 15 2008, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jul 15 2008, 10:12 PM) *
On my Ibanez, the backplate has access holes in it, so that you don't have to remove it when adjusting spring tension.
If you absolutely insist on having the backplate in place, make an access hole! smile.gif


For the tremol no you have to take it out permanently, I'm afraid. You gotta get to the screws.
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Jul 15 2008, 10:16 PM) *
For the tremol no you have to take it out permanently, I'm afraid. You gotta get to the screws.

Aye!
Good riddance, then! smile.gif


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post Jul 15 2008, 09:23 PM
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I've had a tremol-no in my BC Rich virgin plat pro for a couple years now. They are a pain to install, especially if you have a guitar with a cheapish trem cavity. The screws that held the stock spring clamp thing were too close together for the holes on the tremol-no so my screw skinda bow in and its a bit crooked all around now. Another problem was that those little plastic pegs at the end of the arm on the tremol-no bump into the lower wall of the cavity if i dive too far. but it does the job of keeping it locked down, and and that's all that mattered to me at the time. I"m sure with a better-quality trem setup and a more professional installation it would be much better... oh well.


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post Jul 15 2008, 09:31 PM
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Thanks for adding some cons Steiner666! smile.gif

Let's hope that Tremol-No has improved in the mean-time. wink.gif


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QUOTE (steiner666 @ Jul 15 2008, 10:23 PM) *
I've had a tremol-no in my BC Rich virgin plat pro for a couple years now. They are a pain to install, especially if you have a guitar with a cheapish trem cavity. The screws that held the stock spring clamp thing were too close together for the holes on the tremol-no so my screw skinda bow in and its a bit crooked all around now. Another problem was that those little plastic pegs at the end of the arm on the tremol-no bump into the lower wall of the cavity if i dive too far. but it does the job of keeping it locked down, and and that's all that mattered to me at the time. I"m sure with a better-quality trem setup and a more professional installation it would be much better... oh well.


I also did it as a firsttimer, so my advice is firstly, look at the instruction they have on youtube, and secondly, LISTEN to it. If you know something's bogus, localize your error, don't go with it.

I was close to giving up because I could get my floater horizontal, nor the string balance from high to low, NOR getting the tremol no paralell with my spring.

Took quite some hours biggrin.gif

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and about that diving, you should raise the whole trem. I had the same problem.
Pain about the screwholes though man, you should fill em and drill new ones. Get a guitarshop to do it though, they have to pay for it then biggrin.gif

Reedit: I misread that. What do you mean by the pegs going into the bottom of cavity? mine only expands, and nothing else. Maybe we have different versions?

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WooHoo! laugh.gif

I just ordered mine! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (steiner666 @ Jul 15 2008, 10:23 PM) *
I've had a tremol-no in my BC Rich virgin plat pro for a couple years now.

Yes, but they improved quite a lot since then. I hope! wink.gif


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QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jul 16 2008, 06:49 PM) *
WooHoo! laugh.gif

I just ordered mine! biggrin.gif


Yes, but they improved quite a lot since then. I hope! wink.gif


Grats. PM me if you need any help smile.gif
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