Tremolo stabilizer on a Jem ??? - Hipshot Tremsetter or the - Jemsite
Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods Guitar workbench discussion such as setup, repairs, mods, installing new parts and more.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: New York
Posts: 51
Tremolo stabilizer on a Jem ??? - Hipshot Tremsetter or the

Hi,

I discovered today those tremolo stabilizers (Hipshot Tremsetter or the WD tremolo stabilizer). Did anybody ever put one on a Jem ? Does it work ?


Nicolas.
nmanel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 12:36 AM
site founder 0% owner
 
jemsite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 11,475
Reviews: 1
Tremolo stabilizer on a Jem ???

search for forum and archive for more discussion. It simply adds counterpressure thus stabilizing the tremolo. The hipshot replaces the middle spring. Since it all but destroys the subtle tremolo movements, stiffens the trem yet fails to eliminate the deficiencies of a floating tremolo, i suggest you pass on this, unless you have a very specific need... glen
jemsite is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 05:47 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: California, USA
Posts: 1,901
Reviews: 5
Tremolo stabilizer on a Jem ???

I had one on an old Ibanez EX-350 and it did help that guitar because the trem was very poor. *However, I was better served by buying a new trem.
jem7vwh is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: New York
Posts: 51
Tremolo stabilizer on a Jem ???

I read through the old and new forum.

Is seems like the Hipshot Tremsetter it too strong, so the flutter of the Lo Pro edge is bad. The Ibanez back stop seems better (Vai uses it so...) however it is discontinued. *What about the WD tremolo stabilizer ? Is it compatible with the Lo Pro Edge ?

My goal is to get the Lo Pro Edge stable enough so that I can switch from regular <-> drop-D tuning only with the fine-tuning screws.

Nicolas.
nmanel is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 06:16 PM
site founder 0% owner
 
jemsite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 11,475
Reviews: 1
Tremolo stabilizer on a Jem ???

since the hipshot is adjustable, i believe you could assist Drop-D tuning, as tedious as re-tuning will be still. I'd recommend however getting an alternate guitar, or blocking the bridge (entirely, or to prevent pullup) for best results with detuning. I'm not for tremolo compromises or tremsetters... glen
jemsite is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 06:27 PM
site founder 0% owner
 
jemsite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 11,475
Reviews: 1
Tremolo stabilizer on a Jem ???

a link to the WD trem stabilizer is below. The question (aside from it's usefulness) is what body modification in the tremolo cavity is needed for installation.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home?pid=360425
jemsite is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: New York
Posts: 51
Tremolo stabilizer on a Jem ???

Hi,

Hum.. I think I'll try this blocking strategy. Any link in the forum/website about this ? Indeed:
- I cannot consider the "alternate guitar"...all my guitars are in France, I just brought here my 90HAM.
- it IS a 90HAM, so I don't want to make any definitive mods to it, as it appears to be necessary for the WD trem stabilizer. I'm OK to play on it, but I don't want to scratch it more than it is already

Nicolas.
nmanel is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 12:54 PM
 
Jason Stone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: New York City
Posts: 401
Tremolo stabilizer on a Jem ???

The WD Stabilizer is not a permanent mod and can be easily removed. *I used to have one on my RG570 but removed it when I bought a guitar with a Hipshot D-tuner factory installed. *Now that I have removed it, my RG570 is back to its free-floating old self. *The original Edge on my 570 and the Lo Pro on your 90HAM do not differ for purposes of installing the Stabilizer, so you can go ahead and try it without worry.

Jason *
Jason Stone is offline  
Reply

Tags
floating tremolo , hipshot tremsetter , pro edge , tremolo cavity

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hipshot Tremsetter donut Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 1 12-16-2011 07:03 AM
Hipshot Tremsetter IBNZ_RG Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 2 07-19-2009 05:17 PM
WTT Tremol-no For a HipShot Tremsetter CosmicDebris Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 4 10-04-2007 01:33 AM
Hipshot Tremsetter Pikaciao Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 4 03-24-2006 09:17 PM
wd trem stabilizer and hipshot tremsetter - work? atomicpunk Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 7 12-31-2001 07:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome