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Davey

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Re: 1.96 Tremolo stopper!?
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2012, 06:58:47 PM »
*facepalm*


brilliant!

Davey

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Re: 1.96 Tremolo stopper!?
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2012, 07:18:03 PM »

Hmmm... nope. Because without micro adjustment I know I would spend all day mangling the inside of my guitar trying to get a door bolt in the right place.  :lol:

I mean if you've got the patience and know-how to get something spot-on, then fair do's to ya. I simply don't and therefore spent a lot of extra money on convenience.

well, if you set your guitar up properly, so the bridge is perfectly level (and i do believe if you position the bolt correctly, there would be room enough for a 3rd spring), you just need to set it to the block (and to eliminate rattle, put a little superglue and a rubber pad on it), mark the holes, drill them a tad and just screw the bolt in.
IF you position it right, so that there's a 3rd spring in there, it'll hold down the arm of the bolt too, so it doesn't come lose, but there is potentially enough room to manipulate it (saying potentially, cos i haven't tried it myself, but i might :D )
Now, you could also do this; there is some room for improvement here. The screw holes that hold the bolt down, you can drill them out a bit (make them longer) so you have 1mm of room to micro-adjust the whole bolt assembly. The 4 screws are enough to hold it perfectly in place, if you don't over-tighten them.

I'm seriously thinking of trying this on one of my guitars.

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Re: 1.96 Tremolo stopper!?
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2012, 07:27:47 PM »
i think your right. its not perfect as is, but a few simple mods could make it as good as anything else out there.

i would want a spring putting some pressure on the bolt and a little buffer between bolt and block

probably worth considering upgrading the existing springs to higher tension ones then 2 would be enough for most

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Re: 1.96 Tremolo stopper!?
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 04:07:44 AM »
Hi all, I'm the mad hatter who came up with this idea. I'm glad a number of you found this interesting, and the debate is great. I thought I might post a few points that some of you might have missed in the blog post.

I haven't found my barrel-bolt to rattle at all. I'm quite surprised, but not any issues at all. Lining it up was easy, just some careful placement, make sure the trem isn't moving when you put the bolt up against it, and all is good.

I thought of this when I was theorizing a design for a tremolo stopper after my Tremol-no broke. I then realised when walking through my house that there was already something commonly available that would pretty much do the job. I do have some refinements, and I hope at some point to draw up a proper design, and maybe see about making it. The barrel-bolt will do just fine for the time being though.

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Re: 1.96 Tremolo stopper!?
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 08:11:27 AM »
Thanks for dropping by!

I hope you keep us updated with this and other bits of mad genius.  :D
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Re: 1.96 Tremolo stopper!?
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 08:33:36 AM »
No problems. :)

Just follow me on Facebook or Twitter (links on my blog). You can keep up to date with my reviews and crazy DIY. ;)

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Re: 1.96 Tremolo stopper!?
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 06:36:27 PM »
Welcome!

I wouldnt have thought it would rattle. If in doubt and in need of a locked trem (no need for floating) I'd just screw the claw in to tighten the springs.

I'd probably place it as accurately as I could to begin with, but er on the side of too far forward (push trem up very slightly) and file down the stoppy things at the sides that the bar latches on (technical term) to tune the location of the 'locked' position to level if I were worried about inaccurately drilling the holes (which I likely would).
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