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post #46 of 131 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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He said three wilkinsons not three step maxes .
Whooops my mistake!!
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I believe currently Ford owns Jaguar. I am just saying.
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I like how they say it "stays in REASONABLE tune..."
I think you have that in the wrong context I says (stays in reasonable tune if a string breaks)
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Maybe he got his stepmax for free as long as he did some promo azzkissing for stepmax in forums

Jimmy
You must be right.
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I'm curious as to why the manufacturer chose to *seal* the unit. My first impression is the obvious, to allow for a handrest, and possibly better contain the lubrication within the device without exposing it to dust/etc. Another thought presents itself as possible patent infringement, and using the defense that the device was reverse engineered to disclose such information. Then again, maybe the manufacturer would prefer not to easily allow consumers to determine whether the internal components consist of cheap materials?
Yep! you cannot trust government agencies USPO to really look into things. Its probably made of melted down frying pans and old mattres springs I shall take mine off before it kills me.
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So are markmusicman and baxter, Keith Pate and Joe Folmar incognito?
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...102&RS=7339102

and...what is a reverse tremolo bridge?

I've got to give the guys credit, I bet they went through hell, several resubmissions to acquire that patent.
I think a reverse Tremolo bridge is another way of saying double acting, probably lawyer language. I like the way you took the time to look up the patent,and you probably right I cannot comment as I have never gone through it. But I must say I have been around a long time and have never seen a tremolo that looks and acts like a Stepmax, Why do you think they had a struggle to get the patent?
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To change the venue I think we have worn the Stepmax out. Has anybody used or seen a Trem-King or a Super V, I believe they are pretty decent.
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Yep +1.

These guys show up and just start talking up this new bridge system that nobody else has tried. Fishy!
Yes it is very fishy, but there are a few some where I'm sure, they have testimonials on their site. Unless of course they are bogus and they made them up! I guess you can say anything on line. But we are not fooled by this, being the trem watch dogs that we are.
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

wow dude you wrote like 20 posts lol
I haven´t tried this trem, but the fact that it doesn´t flutter sucks
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wow dude you wrote like 20 posts lol
I haven´t tried this trem, but the fact that it doesn´t flutter sucks
It's a different type of tremolo it as a neutral position if it did flutter you would have the same old problems ,you cannot rest your hand on the floating trem or it moves out of tune, and its uncomfortable with all the paraphernalia on the end. If you can't survive as a guitarist without a flutter you must have a small repertuar in your style. The flutter is a byproduct of an unstable Tremolo. Try striking the High E and bend the "G" and "B" string together (do not play them) and listen how the E string goes flat this does not happen with a Stepmax double acting tremolo. A good guitarist would appreciate this far more than a flutter or two in a tune, I know.
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

Yea, all those rock star morons playing full floaters are just posers, with 15 albums each, and more bank than all the rest of us put together.

To each their own, but don't ever claim to know how good or bad a guitarist is by the choice of their choice or preference in equipment.
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

well i been watching this thread for a lil while now and i own a fender with a vintage vibrato and really it dont go out of tune for me i can faff about all day and no i dont have locking tuners or roller nut everythink is stock i dont abuse the trem on it i have my ibanez for doing that also for the price of the stepmax whatnot you can get very well known bands ie gotoh and such if someone wants to have a trem that can go up and down in pitch they either set there trem on strat to do that or get it fitted with a floater as for it holding reasonable tune when a string breaks what i heard on the site advertising it is it still went out of tune also they couldnt even tune there guitars to start with i personally wont be buying one of these trems there too new i aint ever heard of em and there very expensive for soemthink that looks cheeply made no offence to anyoen who has one thats my £2 worth..

ps vai flutters his trem nuff said
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

I don't know, Jeff Beck seems to keep his classic-tremolo equipped guitars in tune pretty well even with all the whammy abuse.
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