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post #1 of 131 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

I watched a demo off a new tremolo which wont get out of tune, even if a string breaks. They called it StepMax. Anyone tried it?

http://sleipnerguitars.com/movies/jamsession3.mov

http://sleipnerguitars.com/movies/jamsession2.mov

http://sleipnerguitars.com/movies/jamsession1.mov




No one really heard about it?

You should check it out at http://www.stepmaxtrem.com

Thinking of trying one on my old squier when i can afford it....

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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

Oki guess its too new then......
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

Not that it really matters, but aesthetically, it is awful.
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

I like how they say it "stays in REASONABLE tune..."
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

I like how they are constantly comparing it to floating tremolos, despite the fact it is a non-floating tremolo, so it wouldn't have the flaws that come with a floating tremolo design.

That is even weirder considering it is a replacement for non-floating bridges.
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

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Not that it really matters, but aesthetically, it is awful.
Yeah, it looks like garbage, is overpriced and every demo video shows it on some junk guitar with someone who is a super horrible player using it. Really makes me want one.
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

I think it's a bit innovative, but for me the good part ends there.

I don't mind the aesthetics, but honestly, the videos didn't convince me, I'd rather stick to my trusty strat two-points. But seriously, that thing's way to expensive, especially for what they're offering. I'd rather buy a Gotoh Wilkinson, I could buy three for that price.
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post #8 of 131 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

I currently have a StepMax and I love it!! Here are the reasons why I believe it is much superior than the original Fender Stratocaster tremolo based on my expierence. ( I am not endorsing this because of any gain except for the fact that once you put a Stepmax on your Strat you wont realy care about the old one two much)
1). When stretching the G String and holding the b string in position, the b string will stay in tune!! If I do this exact movement on my floating system the b string goes flat. This can be very bothersome if you are a player who does not normally use a bend bar.
2. When performing stretches starting on the E-string and then stretching theh B-string the E string will remain in tune. Again on a floating system this is an issue , I have both and I can tell you the StepMax performs better in this area.

There are other advantages such as the ability to stretch upward with a knob tht controls the amount, and if a string breaks while performing the guiytar will stay much closer in tune than other bend bar systems allowing you to complete the song without changing guitars.

And by the way I recently bout a custom bar for it!! Looks cool as hell!/
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

But it's non floating. You can tighten the screws in the back of a normal Strat and get the same effect. Dumb product.
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

Holy ugliness Batman!
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

OMG Give me an Lo TRS II to be honest,... It was out of tune in all 3 videos.... Nd the whammy looks like a baseball bat POS...
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

Not commenting on the product, but the advertising videos are awful! I'm glad someone else thought it was out of tune in pretty much all the vids...
A classic example of how not to sell something.
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

Reading markmusicman reply, I would think he works StepMax =p

1) Hes new
2) His first post was in here.
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Reading markmusicman reply, I would think he works StepMax =p

1) Hes new
2) His first post was in here.
I'm sure he does
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Re: Anyone tried the "StepMax" trem ?

I am friends with the creator of the StepMax, however I do agree the jamming videos suck the guitar was out of tune in the first place and the they do not do any justice the Stepmax deserves. But from my own expierence I would never go back to the original, In fact I just bought a malmsteen strat and can not wait to put it on. I have it ordered and it shoud be here within a week. As far as as the knob goes the Stepmax knob allows you to adjust how far you can pull upward on the whammy bar thus creating a double acting bend bar. Here is a video of me playing with a Stepmax , I didnt use the bar much for this solo but you can see how it looks on my strat, Ive also just had a custom whamy bar made that matches the color of my guitar and will post a photo later.
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