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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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Re: The $4 trem stopper

Of course, I've never used a barrel bolt in a situation anywhere near like this (let's face it....I don't have the brains). I do know that the one on my shed door rattles in the wind.

The truth is, it doesn't matter. A rattle would be an easy free fix.
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Just finished breakfast and ran out to the studio quickly. I can report no rattle in both positions.
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Just finished breakfast and ran out to the studio quickly. I can report no rattle in both positions.
Awesome.........I really do love this idea!!!!!!

Kinda' like redneck high-tech........"It ain't purty, but it works REALLY WELL!!"
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Hey! It's shiny chrome plated of course it's purdy!
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Wow! This blog post has proved to be a popular one! So many views over the weekend.

There's been some interesting debate on it from what I've seen in a couple of places. One I've liked is the complaint that it's not adjustable. They said if you were to change string gauge you can't adjust the stopper. Why would you need to? If your trem is properly balanced after a string gauge change it'll be in the same spot as it previously was. Just Play with the spring claw placement and retune until its right, just like you would if you didn't have a stopper!
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Re: The $4 trem stopper

Genious Idea, simple and easy to fit, adn yes the string gauge tunign should affect where the trem sits whatsoever if it's done correctly I dont get that argument or how it would affect anything...

seems pretty cool and easily adjustable on the fly...

Would be quick and handy to use when changing the strings
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awesome idea.
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oh my god.. why didn't I think of that?
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Thanks! I'm surprised if no one else has. I do have some ideas for refinements (in line with my original ideas I was going to draw up). Maybe one day I should sit down and draw it up, and see what it takes to make a product.
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I came up with an awesome way to block my trem to dive-only for drop-D tuning, and full floating for E standard tuning. It's nice and cheap (around $4 here in Australia), and uses an every day contraption you might have around the house. Check out my blog post here:

http://www.lonephantom.com/2012/02/t...emolo-stopper/

What do you think? Comments here, and on my blog if you like please!

I dig it!!! I think I`ll try it out. I like the D tuna idea for the Ibanez but I dont think I`d have the balls to take my Wolfie appart

Thanks for the tip!

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Re: The $4 trem stopper

thats awesome
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thats a good idea, this os the trem stopper i use
http://www.axcessories.com/products.asp?cat=103
works great
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thats a good idea, this os the trem stopper i use
http://www.axcessories.com/products.asp?cat=103
works great
I'm going to the home depot tomorrow...
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post #29 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 01:40 AM
 
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Re: The $4 trem stopper

Great idea. I'm worried about the barrel of the lock getting loose over time and becomeing noisy or maybe not functional. But then again, if that happens you can always replace the bolt lock again.
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post #30 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, it's all good, because it's so cheap. If it eventually started failing, buy another the same size and just replace. Easy as!
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