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Old 02-10-2013, 01:20 PM   #21
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How often do you pull up on the trem? If you mainly dive you can partially block the trem and make it dive only. Then increase the spring tension to hold the bridge tighter to the body. You can still dive this way, though it will be stiffer, and the increased spring tension will keep the string bends from lifting the bridge from the body, unless you are doing massive string bends.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:33 PM   #22
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i was gonna recommend a hipshot tremsetter, but that looks like it does the same job for a little less money

I usually have my trems set to dive only like poppameth suggested, although it does compromise on the function of the trem a little.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:45 PM   #23
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i was gonna recommend a hipshot tremsetter, but that looks like it does the same job for a little less money

I usually have my trems set to dive only like poppameth suggested, although it does compromise on the function of the trem a little.


I've heard bad things about the TremSetter. Mostly that it's very difficult to set up and adjust in comparison to the newer designs. Never tried it though, obviously so I dunno if it's all just internet hearsay.

EDIT: Though if he wants to get that booteek trem stabilizer for the ultimate in toanz,

http://www.rptech.f2s.com/products.html
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:00 AM   #24
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I've installed a few Black Boxes and the RP version looks like basically the exact same thing. They work okay but not great. In this case it wouldn't do any good at all. The Black Box only provides counter pressure when pulling up. So if you dive and go out of tune, you can yank the bridge back to pull your strings back in tune and the Black Box will push the trem back where it belongs. It does nothing for the trem pulling forward when bending. I've had the Hipshot in a few guitars as well and all it did was make tuning a real pain. I never really saw where it added any stability. The spring was just too weak in it.
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