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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2005, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Float a Wilkinson/Gotoh VS-100N Tremolo?

I was curious as to whether it is possible to setup one of them to float like a floyd rose. Any technical issues? I have locking tuners, so that eliminates the locking nut w/o fine tuners problem. Anything I'm missing? Any mods needed to the trem unit? Just a question, not even sure if I'd be willing to do it , but it would be nice to know and other people might do it if it's possible. Thanks in advance for the input...
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Re: Float a Wilkinson/Gotoh VS-100N Tremolo?

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Re: Float a Wilkinson/Gotoh VS-100N Tremolo?

It's possible, and something you should do. All that is to it is to balance the tension between the strings (those you play on) and the springs (behind the cover on the back of your guitar). If you've got the trem laying down on top of the trem, you'll have to reduce the spring tension.

No danger at all.
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Re: Float a Wilkinson/Gotoh VS-100N Tremolo?

Thanks, good to know. Are they close to the stability of floydrose's, I'm not a tremelo nut so it won't be abused.
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Re: Float a Wilkinson/Gotoh VS-100N Tremolo?

Properly set up, with a good nut and locking tuners. Yes, it's possible to get a very stable Wilkinson that can take a little abuse.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-18-2005, 09:39 AM
 
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Re: Float a Wilkinson/Gotoh VS-100N Tremolo?

Your strings could slip off your nut if you divebomb (I love dive bombing) but if thats not a problem it's no probs, enjoy your guitar!Oh and action might be a problem, if it is either lower the sting saddles or the actual trem or return it flat to the guitar body.
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