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post Feb 11 2009, 10:14 PM
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plop again,

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another question : is it a good idear to set a kahler bridge on a les paul ?

is anybody use one of this particular bridge ? What do you think about it ?

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post Feb 11 2009, 10:18 PM
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A kahler stoppiece bridge or are you talking about a tremolo?


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post Feb 11 2009, 11:17 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Feb 11 2009, 10:18 PM) *
A kahler stoppiece bridge or are you talking about a tremolo?



a tremolo for shure.


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post Feb 11 2009, 11:56 PM
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Les Pauls aren't built for Tremolos, you would have to mutilate the guitar to get it somehow installed in the right angle, you would loose the character of the guitar and it won't work too well...I wouldn't recommend it

The guitar needs to be built for a tremolo from the ground up to get the best out of it. If you really NEED o have a kahler trem on a Les Paul you can buy a Gibson Axcess

http://www.thomann.de/de/gibson_les_paul_a...standard_it.htm

It's a les paul with a floyd rose tremolo and some other modifications to make it possible to fully use the trem on a Paul


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post Feb 12 2009, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Feb 11 2009, 10:56 PM) *
Les Pauls aren't built for Tremolos, you would have to mutilate the guitar to get it somehow installed in the right angle, you would loose the character of the guitar and it won't work too well...I wouldn't recommend it

The guitar needs to be built for a tremolo from the ground up to get the best out of it. If you really NEED o have a kahler trem on a Les Paul you can buy a Gibson Axcess

http://www.thomann.de/de/gibson_les_paul_a...standard_it.htm

It's a les paul with a floyd rose tremolo and some other modifications to make it possible to fully use the trem on a Paul

There is also an Epiphone version available.


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post Feb 12 2009, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 12 2009, 07:54 PM) *
There is also an Epiphone version available.


Really? Does it come with an Original Floyd Rose too?


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post Feb 13 2009, 12:29 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Feb 12 2009, 07:13 PM) *
Really? Does it come with an Original Floyd Rose too?

There's THIS ONE.(White with Black hardware.)

or THIS ONE.(All Black 'Gothic'.)

I'm sure I saw a Black 'Signature' Model with silver Hardware on an eBay shop last week, but for the life of me I can't remember whose Signature Model it was!!!
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Update:- It was an Alex Lifeson Signature!!!!

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If I was putting a trem on a Les Paul it'd be a Bigsby trem nothing else. Means you don't need to cut into the guitar smile.gif It just connects to guitar simply and many people have the modification done



There is an example. smile.gif

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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 13 2009, 11:30 AM) *
If I was putting a trem on a Les Paul it'd be a Bigsby trem nothing else.

I've put a couple of them on Teles before now. Easy enough to do, but they're no good for Dive Bombing or other extreme Tremolo Techniques, they won't hold Tuning steadily. Great for Vibrato though!!!



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post Feb 15 2009, 04:56 AM
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Stetsbar. Great alternative to the bigsby if you're doing anything aggresive but IMHO i think it will absolutely destroy the look of your guitar if you want it to look classy. If you don't care about that than i think its quite bad arse wink.gif
http://stetsbar.com/

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There are some Les Pauls with a Bigsby, and there is this new one that even comes with a Floyd Rose, but if we are talking about a "normal" Les Paul, one that originally didn't have tremolo system, then definitely don't mess with it, as said before, those guitars are not built to have a tremolo.


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