Schaller Tremolo/Vibrolabridge/tailpiece OPINIONS PLEASE!

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  1. milche

    milche New Member

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    Hey there, I'm new here..

    I'm interested in trying out these new kind of Schaller trem tailpieces/bridges. They fit in without any extra routing.

    You can view them at these links:

    One is at the tail piece and is called the 'Les Trem' ( http://www.elderly.com/brand/GEPT_other.html ), the other does away with the tail piece altogether and just replaces the bridge ( http://www.allparts.com/categories.php?cat_id=419&cat_name=TREMOLO TAILPIECES ).

    Has anybody tried one of these?

    I would be really really grateful for any info or comments anyone has on these new devices.

    Ta

    Milche
     
  2. Six String

    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to ETSG milche! :D :D :D

    I'm sorry I can't help you, but I'm sure someone should be along shortly that should have some info. Grab a donut and a seat and welcome aboard! 8)
     
  3. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

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    welcome milche!! ...you gonna eat the rest of that?......hehehee
     
  4. milche

    milche New Member

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    thanks folk.
    feels pretty cosy in here!
    These trems look pretty good but probably won't sell much judging the was the lock in floyd rose units went in the 80's.
    Any info on any trem setup that involves no body drilling/routing would be much appreciated!

    Thanks folks!

    Milche
     
  5. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

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    i'd be worried about over-stressing the lugs.....
     
  6. 68GibsonSG

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    go with a maestro 'Lyre' vibrola
     
  7. milche

    milche New Member

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    Howdy folks,

    yeah, i know lyre vibrolas are the usual answer but I'm told they go out of tune really easy. Also these Schaller ones don't need a single screw drilling though.
    Good point about stressing the lugs. I guess mahogany won't put up with too much wiggling.
    Still, I'm very keen to hear opinions from anyone who's heard anything about these particular models in practice.
     
  8. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the party.
    I have no experience with the Schaller trem unit but 2 of my SG's have Schaller tuners on them and one has the Schaller bridge/tailpiece on it. The tuners are excellent and the bridge/tailpiece is the best on the market at any price (IMHO). Schaller makes good stuff.
     
  9. TNT

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    I'd like to try one of those Les trems at some point Milche,but just using it as a Vibrato.No dive bombs I reckon! Anyway as an aside I did a Google search and the LesTrem it seems has been around since the early '80s and made by Rockinger then I guess Duesenberg.
     

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