Maestro Tremolo Weight?

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  1. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Member

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    Real question--

    What is this one? I always thought this was the 'vibrola.'


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  2. Goldtone

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    Good old Leo Fender...and his tremolo on his amp he called vibrato
     
  3. Goldtone

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    Sideways trem is what we usually hear. Not sure if that’s what Gibson calls it
     
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  5. Goldtone

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    :facepalm:

    This is how easy mistakes can be made honestly. I called it Sideways “Trem”?!?!

    :rolleyes:

    Thank you Cerebral Gasket :smile:
     
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  6. pulse.

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    The easiest way to find out is to remove them from your guitar and measure them.
     
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    I understood you perfectly.
     
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  9. Sweet William

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    I have a 1970 SG Custom with a Maestro and in clocks in at 7.4 lbs on a digital fish scale
     

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  10. Stark Naked

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    I have a vibrola question I'm hoping the good Doctor will chime in on.
    Will a Vibramate for a Bigsby B5 fit on an Epiphone g400? Also, will an SG Standard bat wing pick guard line up on a g400 Epi? I have a little neck dive issue I thought a Bigsby might help.
     
  11. skelt101

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    The Vibramate kits include English and Metric mounting hardware, so it should work with the Epiphone. You’ll probably want the short tail version to fit a batwing:
    http://www.vibramate.com/vibramate-v5-ST.php
    As far as the pickguard question, are you asking about putting a Gibson pickguard on a Epiphone? If so, I don’t know but would be very surprised if it fits.
     
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  12. Stark Naked

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    Just an observation. I have a '61 reissue with a full Maestro that is heavier than any other guitar in my collection. Most have Maestro's or Bigsby's. I really think it has a lot to do with the density and hardness of the particular piece of wood.
     
  13. Stark Naked

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    Hey, thanks for the Vibramate info.
    I guess I'll check out the parts sights and see if anyone's making bat wing pick guards for Epiphone.
     

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