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Drac

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Tremolo Accesories...
« on: June 28, 2005, 09:49:35 PM »
-Hello Axlings...
- I had a customer who brought me two guitars  for help  stabilizing tuning inaccuracy  (returning to pitch after vigorous use...)
- He asked if I could order  a TremSetter ( by Hipshot) for his guitars after hearing about it from  a mate that I installed  for several months ago-I had two in house, and  was able to let him demo one in a guitar I have hanging on my wall...
It is relatively easy to install , and actually takes longer to set up than to fit ...
 like an adjustable  shock absorber that replaces the middle  trem spring  the tremsetter deadens the all-over-the-place nature of the Flord style trem, but allows more vigorous bending without the whole bridge responding... Some love it, others hate it...
 rumors of staying in tune after breaking strings are unfounded though-
Another Floyd accesory I highly reccomend is the Schaller SureClaw-
note that the installation of a tremsetter prohibits the use of the sureclaw-
 You have to decide one way or the other...
Sureclaw is a mechanically adjustable replacement of the no tech spring claw that fastens the tremolo's tension springs to the guitar body itself...
Using an allen wrench, one can move the spring carriage forward or back to level the bridge at the  zero saddle point-  drilling a single hole in the spring  cavity's cover plate allows adjustment without removing the cover at all- very handy...
The Tremsetter sells for ca.$40USD, The Sureclaw ca.$30 from websites in the states, and double that or more if you buy in Europe-damn.
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I always buy from the States-If you spend more than 150 Dollars at a time, you will almost always  save money, even if you are paying that dreaded VAT
-bizarre that the Sureclaw is made in Germany, and costs more over here...
 "say la Vee...."-
"If common sense is so common, where the hell is it?"