Though true, everything that blocks a trem both ways will have the same issue. We need a nike pump airbag thingy that will inflate and lock the trem where it is at that moment. I can imagine the comments as I go to blow it up..."hey, cool, you got a talkbox?" "er, not exactly, no..." ;-)frankfalbo said:There are several trems including Kahlers and Wilkinsons (with Steinberger pioneering it) that had a latching system. So when the bar was down, it locked. The problem is that we know how sensitive these things are, and in different temperatures, or if you have to tune up or down 1 cent to match a piano or keyboard, you will be locking the trem slightly out of tune. Also the bar no longer swings out of the way, and most found that annoying. It would almost swing down to the point that it was IN the way The general rule is that if the stuff that were, aint anymore, there's a reason. Now in Kahler's case they just couldn't fight the FR money machine. Some of their stuff was better, but the auto latch still locked you in a predetermined float, therefore locking you out of tune unless your trem was perfectly balanced that day.
No, silly, what we need is an airbag that deploys upon string breakage. Put a little co2 cartridge in there and hook it up to the saddles :wink:JESTER700 said:We need a nike pump airbag thingy that will inflate and lock the trem where it is at that moment. I can imagine the comments as I go to blow it up..."hey, cool, you got a talkbox?" "er, not exactly, no..." ;-)
Well, that's easily solved by routing channels for the D-Tunas or shimming the neck back to raise the bridge above the body.vaijem777 said:Multiple DTunas can be installed on a guitar, but...once you disengage the Tremol-no on a floating trem, the DTunas would hit on the cavity if you tried to whammy up at all.
Routing channels for the D-Tuna isn't an issue with the Tremol-no itself, now is it? What i'm talking about is going beyond merely locking the trem in place. Use your imagination a bit.vaijem777 said:So much for the "non-intrusive" nature of the Tremol-no
Sorry, Darren unfortunately you don't have a whole step of play on the 1st and 2nd strings. The D-tuna could only get you about a half step at best. The only strings that can give you a whole step are the low E and the G. And this is pertinent to the thread because we're talking about what you can do with a tremol-no.darren wilson said:Does anybody know if multiple D-Tunas can be installed on adjacent strings? If so, you could add one to the first, second and sixth strings. Engage the Tremol-no, pull the three D-Tunas and you're almost instantly in DADGAD
Oh, please... i was talking about a potential way to use the Tremol-no in a musical context. You're the one who started splitting hairs about cavities, which was unrelated to my original question.vaijem777 said:When you start talking about routing channels in a trem cavity for DTunas, it has NOTHING to do with the Tremol-no. It's a different subject entirely, and is off-topic.