Just added a Les Trem II to my Sheraton II.

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  1. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Strat-O-Master

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    I had to order it from Thomann's in Germany. Ordered it Tuesday morning and it was on my doorstep Friday. The unit mounted to the guitar with no modifications needed, using on of the included sets of mount bolts. It took about 2 minutes to install.

    The only issue was the wiggle stick would not fit through it's hole on the tail piece. Using som drill gauges I found the arm was exactly 1/4" in diameter and the hole it was supposed to slide into was 15/64 inch. I ran a 15/64 drill bit trough and tried to ream the hole slightly, then ran through with a 1/4" bit. added a few more minutes to the Install but it is now perfect.

    Restrung with my standard .08 to .38 EB strings. It sounds and plays wonderfully.

    Sheraton with Les Trem.JPG
     
  2. bobalu

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    Love my Sheraton II and have been thinking about adding a trem - thanks for posting this. I'm going to check it out. Would you be able to post a side view photo too?
     
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    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Now, that’s a slick concept.
     
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    Congrats on the Les Trem II and that's a really nice guitar; surprised you had some fitment issues but glad you got it dialed in. I have several of the original Les Trem models in chrome and also gold bought ages ago from Stew-Mac when they sold them. Installed them and roller bridges on a couple of Epi SG's, a Gibson LPDC, a Hamer and several other guitars.
    They are an awesome trem system and imho much better than a Bigsby.
     
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    I have on my Epiphone Dot and I like it a lot. I bought my second hand from CL so I got a really good deal on it. I also ordered some blemished TV Jones classics that I need to get mounted in it as well.
     
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    Here are some closer side views of the unit.

    left side view.jpg

    right side view.jpg
     
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    I put one on my V, works great and looks killer.
    I had the same issue inserting the trem arm at first, until I found out that there are TWO screws to keep it in place...
     
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  9. Ironwolf

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    The set screws weren't the problem with mine. The trem arm was literally a 64th of an inch bigger in diameter than the hole it was supposed to go into.
     
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    Hey, that's SLICK! All the term, much less the weight of a Bigsby!
     
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    do you pull the arm out to put it in the case? does it still fit in the case with the new parts?
     
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    Thank-you! I have never seen that trem before and did not come across it in my search. This is great info!
     
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    I haven't put it in it's case yet, but the arm will swing around to the low position the same as a Bigsby. I have a Dot Studio with a Bigsby that fits in it's case perfectly with the arm swung around.