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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-06-2003, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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S7420FM Trem Replacement

Hi,
I am new to the forum. I just picked up a s7420fmtw 7 string from american musical supply for $549, with the twilight blue finish. This guitar lists for 1399 and luckily for me, american musical had just a couple that they were trying to unload. I've been searching for one for a while because this is undoubtabley the best designed and sounding 7 string guitar from this generation of the S guitars (probably due to the flame maple top). If you've ever seen one, and there werent too many made, they are a real eye catcher. If it were selling for $1000, I would definately have reservations considering the average (at best) trem and the pickups. Since i have plenty of money now for mods, the pickups are going and being replaced with an evolution and air norton.
My problem is the trem (lo-trs 7). After much searching, I have finally located someone who can sell me the lo-pro edge 7 brand new. I, of course ,would have a veteran luthier do the install. Just how much work are we talking here? I wouldnt think that one would fly right in, in place of the other. That would just be way too easy. I dont want to buy the trem (rather pricey I must say) only to find out i need to do significant rework to guitar in the form of major routing or other structural work. Can any of you give me an idea here of what i am in for? I'm not a big trem user. I use it to add color here and there but I definately dont wrestle with the thing. Should i leave it alone or do the lo-trs problems go deeper than just holding tune, such as sustain and tone issues? Please help me out here.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-06-2003, 07:17 PM
 
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Hello, and welcome to the Forum!

The TRS Tremolo problem is an old one, and has been very widely discussed in other topics on the Forum. Please use the "Search" function to find previous threads.

This may help:
http://www.jemsite.com/phpbb/search.php?mode=results

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