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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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If i install a back stop can i just have "non-engage" until i decide that i want to play a song that involve double stops, than engage for that song, than put it back when I am done. Reason I would do this is so I can still flutter normally, but i can use the backstop when i need it for double stops. Can the back stop operate like this? or is it something that takes a while to setup... and not a flick of the switch on/off? is this do-able?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 10:34 PM
 
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Re: backstop

No you can't do that with a backstop as it kills flutter. Sounds like you want a Tremol-No.

http://www.tremol-no.com/
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Re: backstop

hmmm perhaps you misunderstood my idea. I am asking if you have (once installed), turn the backstop on/off like you can with a tremol-no. Anyone?
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Re: backstop

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hmmm perhaps you misunderstood my idea. I am asking if you have (once installed), turn the backstop on/off like you can with a tremol-no. Anyone?
Can't be done. There's no on / off mode for backstop. Takes a very long time to set up.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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Re: backstop

Disengaging a Backstop would change the neutral position of the trem (which of course equals instantly out-of-tune to the sharp side on a floating bridge) being as it exerts a spring-loaded force opposite that of the trem springs (push me/pull you).
A Tremol-No is turned on for hard-tail mode, and (if set up correctly) 'vanishes' from the equation completely when disengaged, allowing for full float, flutter, all that good stuff.
The Backstop is an instant flutter-remover if it's set up with any strength at all...
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