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AllParts Tremol-No Pin-Type

 
Tremol-No locking system for vibrato equipped guitars. Pin model. Players can now turn their tremolo unit "on" and "off" in seconds without any modification to the guitar. Includes detailed installation instructions.


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Not bad, but not totally sold on it featured

Comments I had one of these pre-fitted to a Fernandes Revolver with Sustainer. I hadn't really heard about them before, and so was keen to explore the uses of it. As you probably know, the tremol-no helps you overcome one issue with floating trems - namely, that they float. Break a string, the others go out of tune. Double bend, and the act of bending the string alters the others.

Its also difficult to do Drop D on the fly with a tremolo for the same reason. With a tremol-no, you can lock the tremolo completely, or just restrict it to dive bombs. Restricting it to dive bombs means you can drop D on the fly (as with one of those EVH D-Tuna's)

As a result, I was keen to experiment with it. And it is true, it is possible to do those things. But as a guitarist, I don't do a lot of alternate tunings and I've adapted my double bend style to cope. As a result, I really didn't get all out of this that I could. BUT that's not to say it isn't useful, or will be useful to you.

If you constantly balance the need for a tremolo with alternate tunings or whatever, then the tremol-no is a reasonably inexpensive fix to the problem. To fit, requires replacing the claw on your trem with their own, and then fitting the locking piece by either replacing a spring or putting it between it.

This also means however that to get constant access to it normally means losing the backplate on your trem. For the OCD'ish amongst us, that's not good!

I've also found that the thumbscrews work loose over time and can drop out. So whenever playing I make sure they're not at risk.

Its not bad, but for me its not an essential piece of kit. But it fills a niche well, and for some people it could very well be a lifesaver!


Liked about it 1) Unobtrusive and seems to do little difference to the trem dynamics. With it unlocked, I can still flutter for example
2) Not expensive


Didn't like 1) Fitting requires a new claw
2) Probably also means no backplate
3) Its usefulness depends on your own playing styles


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3.5

By arykala
Apr 15, 2011
 
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A necessary item on any trem-equipped guitar featured

Comments The Tremol-No device is a welcome innovation in a time when many players only want to bring one or two guitars to a gig and need the flexibility of other guitars. But there's much more to it than that. This device allows you to take a floating tremolo and lock it to make it a hard tail (meaning you can't move the trem up or down), a classic tremolo down-only (meaning that you can only push down on the bar and not lift up on it) and finally allow it to go free-floating. I have this item on all of my tremolo-equipped guitars and it has proven itself valuable especially when using a Drop-D tuning. It's very simple to install and it adds a level of stability unparalleled by other similar items - even though that list is very short.


Liked about it One of the things I like about it is exactly what I had mentioned before in that it provides stability and for me personally, I never have to have another guitar tuned to JUST Drop-D since in most situations I only used that tuning less than 30% of the time. Another great feature is that the installation is pretty straightforward and easy. It only requires minimal knowledge of guitar tinkering expertise. As a side note, if you have a Floyd-equipped guitar (whether original or licensed Floyd) you should know how to set it up anyway... you will need that experience. Lastly, the price is pretty decent for something like this - it's reasonable for an accessory that should be part of any guitar with this kind of bridge. I am a Suhr artist and I am happy to say that they include this from the factory if you choose it. And, they do a fine job of setting it up.


Didn't like There are only a couple of complaints. One is that I have heard other people claim that the Tremol-No will damage that coveted "flutter" that you get from floating tremolos. This is true to a point - if you don't align everything in the tremolo cavity properly, then there will be a definite loss in flutter. You can definitely set it up so you don't lose that fluttering feature of you floating system. My advice is to check around the Internet to various forums and see how others have resolved this issue. The only other complaint I have is that you'll have to have a custom back plate (tremolo cavity cover) made to get full use of this. There needs to be a 2" X 1" hole made where the Tremol-No's adjustment screws can be accessed. I think that the makers of this product should offer a small array of different back plates. Most covers are standard so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to make a few of these. Again, Suhr addresses this by creating the back plates for you and cutting them from the factory so kudos to Suhr for realizing that this is important.


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4.0

By clubshred
Nov 08, 2009
 
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Lock down that trem! featured

Comments Tremolo (or vibrato) type bridges are a great invention in the guitar world. They allow you to change pitch dramatically, and enable extreme vibrato. From the traditional Fender Stratocaster type tremolo, to the double-locking Floyd Rose type, they offer guitar players a range of tonal possibilities.

They do come with downsides though. They don't allow as much sustain as a hard tail guitar, Fender type ones typically don't hold tune too well after vigorous whammy bar use, and Floyd Rose type ones are a world of pain if the trem is fully floating and you break a string.

The thing is, most players aren't constantly utilising the tremolo for these pitch type effects. Wouldn't it be great then if a player could lock down the tremolo like a hard tail guitar when playing, and unlock to use the whammy bar?

Enter the Tremol-no.

The Tremol-no is an easy to install, no modifications to your precious guitar device that allows you to lock down your tremolo completely like a hard tail, and unlock it to provide movement with the whammy bar. It takes maybe 15-30 minutes to install, and you'll wonder how you ever survived without it as a guitar player.

I play predominately floating Floyd Rose type guitars so I will primarily be addressing the benefits of the Tremol-no on these sorts of guitars.

Once installed the Tremol-no is so simple to use. There are 3 thumb screws that enable you to lock the tremolo completely in a hard tail mode (all screws done up). Undo the 2 to the right of the unit will enable floating Floyd Rose users a dive only mode, and undo all of them for fully floating mode.

Hard tail mode really does give you a heap more sustain. This is great for rhythm and lead guitar work where you want long flowing notes. It also provides slightly fuller tone. And of course tuning stability is a lot better with the bridge completely locked in place.

Setting the Tremol-no in dive only mode is a god-send for floating Floyd Rose guitar players. It still provides a boost in sustain and tone, but it also allows you to do diving pitch changes with the whammy bar. If you were to break a string mid song you most probably would still be able to finish up the song without your car sounding like a cat being strangled.

Dive only mode also allows players to detune their guitars in to drop tunings without the mess with regards to tuning that typically occurs if you were to try this with a floating tremolo. I've got an EVH D-Tuna on one of my guitars with the Tremol-no, and it is fantastic to be able to pull this off.

And of course if you really want to go wild with crazy whammy antics like Dimebag type harmonic squeals, and the like you can completely unlock the Tremol-no. Just be aware that in this mode the Tremel-no will not be able to save your guitars tuning if you break a string.

It's amazing that it took so many years to come up with a device like the Tremol-no, but I'm sure glad that it's finally around. The Tremol-no makes your tremolo type guitars far more versatile and better guitars to play. You wont know what you did before you had one.


Liked about it Ease of install and use
* Turn fully floating tremolo in to dive only, or hard tail
* Ability to do double stop bends far more easily on floating trem when locked to dive only


Didn't like Pin seems a little fragile, hopefully it lasts


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.0

By LonePhantom
Oct 29, 2009
 
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THe easiest way to Block and unblock Your guitar Tremolo bridge

Comments Bought this device, When a Cousin of mine bought a Guitar which is installed with Floyd Rose tremolo not knowing much about it, as he himself is a beginner. When he came to me asking to tuned it Drop D, I gave him couple of options to go with and agreed on one of my options that is The TREMOL-NO.

I placed order of the items, and came in with good instructional cover booklet. All the necessary parts are included and also the HEx tool for installation and configurations. Installation was easy as long its the right Tremol- no for your guitar, as there are THREE types of Tremol-no. So, installed it right just tool couple of minutes and did some setups on the guitar and its perfectly blocked!!


Liked about it the Tremol-no is designed to look very professional,easy to handle in installation and settings also it looks tough and high quality materials are use for it and price wise , its affordable!! ALso, t i like the grounding part of the Tremol no, NO need for soldering!!


Didn't like they did not include any extra locking pins


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5.0

By mar01
Mar 01, 2011
 
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