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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2001, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Double locking trems??????????

Why do they call double locking tremolos "double locking"? *I realize they lock at the nut, but is there a single locking trem? *I'm confused.
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very simple. the string is locked in two places: the nut and the bridge. There is no string movement at either end... glen
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Double locking trems??????????

My first guitar had a Kahler trem on it--it had a locking nut, but the strings were not locked in at the bridge.

- It's easier to change strings

- It won't stay it tune, so why have a trem after all?

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OH, I get it...
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2001, 05:33 PM
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Double locking trems??????????

rg270s have a single locking trem. *it looks just like an OFR, except that the little pieces where you normally insert the allen wrench to unscrew the bridge is hollow plastic, and it catches the ball-end of the string. *they suck!

i saw a fender YJM model where someone had replaced the bridge w/ an ibanez rg270 bridge.... *and hadn't routed it out! *so when you pulled up on the trem, it hit the body of the guitar... and it didn't help the tuning at all! *
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2001, 09:43 AM
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Double locking trems??????????

One of my students has an RG-270. He was a bit put off by the single locking tremolo not staying in tune. Well, I re-strung it with Fender Bullet strings (I knew it worked well on strats so I figured we'd give it a whirl) and it improved his tuning stability 100%.
* * * * * * The bullets don't hang up in the string sleeve like the ball-end designs do so he's happy. I was impressed just how well his git seemed to be holding pitch even a week after the change!
* * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * Now if we could just find him a used OFR at a nice price.
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