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What do you think of Tremsetters?

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  1. Chubbles

    Chubbles Strat-Talker

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    I haven't floated my MIM Strat tremolo yet. I was more concerned about it returning to pitch. They say this allows a floating tremolo to stay in tune. They're around 40 bucks. I've been considering a tremsetter for a few years, but I'm concerned that it will increase the string tension making it hard to bend with my fingers.

    What is your experience with these and what do you think of them. Any input is appreciated.
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  2. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    I've been looking at these as well, and have been wondering how well they work.
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    they do exactly what they say they will but are slightly tricky to setup and you will have to drill a hole in the back cavity of the guitar. when you use the bar it feels like there is a detent when you go past the point that it holds the trem stable so it is a little weird for regular trem users.

    they will make the bends seem harder but you will have to bend the string less overall to get to pitch since the trem is no longer moving when you bend a string.
     
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    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    These are the ones I use. I find them really nice and they do exactly what you are looking for. But as said, they are kind of tricky to set up. If you watch this video and follow it to a T it will come out perdect.

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    I don't find it any harder to bend with them either. As long as your guitar is properly setup then it shouldn't affect bending at all. In fact, it will help by holding yoyr bridge stable so you can bend against chords and not have the other strings drop off pitch. You do have to make sure that your nut is properly cut and lubed (if needed) which is the most crucial part of coming back to pitch with trem use. Even if your bridge comes back to zero, if the strings don't slide tgrough the nut your axe will not be in tune after the first hit on the wiggle stick.

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  5. SurfsUp

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    I've had one since 1993.....but I think I may be losing out with it, as I've always had my bridge flat to the body and never use my bar.
     
  6. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    Never had any problem with the one on my '95 Strat Plus.
    Coupled with the LSR roller nut, it stays in tune better than my 2004 MIA standard.
    No noticeable bend issues, but I almost never use the bar.
     
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    I will verify what ToneDeaf says. My '93 Strat Plus came stock with tremsetter and roller nut. This guitar never goes out of tune. It is rock solid.
     
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    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    I never had one that was stock. I started installing them in my Floyd equipped guitars because I rested my hand on the bridge and it would cause the bridge to bounce. The Tremsetters have always held the bridges solid and worked flawlessly when setup correctly. Just as @Tone Deaf and @Morf2540 said. I also put one on my mid eighties MIJ Contemporary strat with a System 1 bridge because it worked so well.
     
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  9. Chubbles

    Chubbles Strat-Talker

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    Thanks for your thoughts. I'm going to try it. I've moded the heck out of some of my guitars. I'm confident i can get it right.
     
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  10. Chubbles

    Chubbles Strat-Talker

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    BTW, after much research, I will not try one of the Tremsetters. There is too much modification to the guitar. The spring claw gets replaced with individual claws. It would be too much work to switch it back. (There's soldering of the ground wire - not a problem in itself)

    I am going to get the: "WD Music TS-1 Tremolo Stabilizer". It fits inside a spring for no modification . It doesnt limit the springs to 3. Its cheaper too. GC has it for about 25.00.
     
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