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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Replacing vintage tremolo

I've got Yamaha ERG 121 C Guitar. Start-type shape, alder body, bolt-on maple neck, and horrible vintage tremolo with 6-screw. If I use it just 3 times more aggressive than always my guitar lost the tune. The candidate to replace my old tremolo is Gotoh 510TSS 2C, I see it and I like it, but never ever try to work with it on my guitar. Some people said that roller saddle is the first thin to lost your sustain. Is it true ? Cause I don't want to lost much sustain I just only want to add more stability till using tremolo. Also I use Elixir strings 10-46.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Re: Replacing vintage tremolo

It would likely be simpler to switch to a graphite nut with locking tuners and roller string trees, and get a brass or steel full-sized block for your vintage trem. Less work, for what can be a pretty good result.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Replacing vintage tremolo

Yep, graphite nut and locking tuners will be next step. But this vintage-like made in china and I think I need to replace it faster than it would broke.
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Re: Replacing vintage tremolo

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,...e_Tremolo.html

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,...for_Strat.html

There are a few other possibilities out there.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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Re: Replacing vintage tremolo

Some other, less expensive options are available as well.

http://www.guitarfetish.com/Tremolos_c_203.html
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