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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tremol-no PROS/CONS

Does anyone use one of these? What are the pros and cons of them, or is there any?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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Re: Tremol-no PROS/CONS

There are no cons as far as i know. I installed mine 2 days ago actually

The device should add no friction to the movement of the bridge when unlocked, so the tuning stability should remain the same as without a tremel-no. Only problem is that you have to de-solder your existing claw from the ground wire, but even that is easy.

Here's mine:

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Re: Tremol-no PROS/CONS

There is one con...

Once the Tremol-no is intstalled, it protrudes out of the spring cavity, thus not allowing your cover plate to be used.

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There is one con...

Once the Tremol-no is intstalled, it protrudes out of the spring cavity, thus not allowing your cover plate to be used.

Jimmy
Never had that problem and I've had at least 10 or so guitars with it installed. That might mean your cavity is too shallow but that's hardly the fault of the tremol-no right
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Re: Tremol-no PROS/CONS

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There is one con...

Once the Tremol-no is intstalled, it protrudes out of the spring cavity, thus not allowing your cover plate to be used.

Jimmy
Hmm....you kind of need to keep the cavity cover off (or have a cover with hole cut in it) in order to be able to access the knobs on it for locking and unlocking it.

One thing to be wary on these is the knobs can come loose and fall off. To remedy this, use some single coil pickup springs underneath the knobs. This will apply pressure to them and prevent them from coming loose.
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Re: Tremol-no PROS/CONS

Tremol-nos are great. Have two fitted. Once you sort out the balance so there is no friction you will be most happy.

Hmmm Toneboy, I seem to have lost a knob over the last week. Had a replacement anyway, will have to tryout your fix.
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Hmmm Toneboy, I seem to have lost a knob over the last week. Had a replacement anyway, will have to tryout your fix.
I read about that "mod" on the official Tremol-no boards.
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Re: Tremol-no PROS/CONS

I heard you have to turn the knobs really really tight in order for it to work. Is that right?
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Re: Tremol-no PROS/CONS

No, just turn them as much as needed. You'll feel when it's done. Not too hard and not too free, just normal.

I've got a great tone and more sustain with it, but the tremolo-bar got a little harder. I use it with my Edge III bridge to block it.
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It sure makes changing strings easy, assuming that you change them one at a time.
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