#1
What sort of tremolo could I put on an epiphone explorer? Preferably without routing it, atleast to much. I was looking at http://www.allparts.com/store/tailpieces-tremolo-tailpieces-tp-3683-001,Product.asp and http://www.allparts.com/store/tailpieces-tremolo-tailpieces-tp-3680-001,Product.asp

Could I use a bigsby such as this one: http://www.allparts.com/store/tailpieces-bigsby-tp-3644-003,Product.asp

It wouldn't be used for any sort of serious whammy mangling, and in combination with locking tunings and a graphite nut or bone nut.
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#2
The bigsby would be ideal as you only need to remove the stop-bar and ensure the trem bar is low enough that the strings remain on the bridge (which they should).

Personally I'd shop around for a 'Bigsby inspired' trem rather than pay full whack...
#3
kahler is a decent option. it does require some routing, but nowhere near the same amount as a floyd.
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#4
^Kahlers are really nice tremolos. They don't have the same sound to them (you can't do any flutters)
they also, occasionally, go out of tune. (when you do a lot of bending) and, for whatever reason that I don't understand, they'll go right back to being right again if you do a dive.
Weird, right?
#5
Quote by bellerophon
The bigsby would be ideal as you only need to remove the stop-bar and ensure the trem bar is low enough that the strings remain on the bridge (which they should).

Personally I'd shop around for a 'Bigsby inspired' trem rather than pay full whack...

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#6
Quote by Emoishboy
^Kahlers are really nice tremolos. They don't have the same sound to them (you can't do any flutters)
they also, occasionally, go out of tune. (when you do a lot of bending) and, for whatever reason that I don't understand, they'll go right back to being right again if you do a dive.
Weird, right?

dive re-alignes(sp?) the strings in the saddles
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#7
Quote by bellerophon
The bigsby would be ideal as you only need to remove the stop-bar and ensure the trem bar is low enough that the strings remain on the bridge (which they should).

Personally I'd shop around for a 'Bigsby inspired' trem rather than pay full whack...


And would I basicly just mount it where the stoptail was?

What about: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bigsby-B5-Flat-Top-SolidBody-Bridge-Gibson-Style?sku=300203 or http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/WD-Music-B5-Bigsby-Vibrato-Tailpiece?sku=360120

the only real problem is the rest of the hardware on the guitar is black.
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Last edited by zekk at Jan 20, 2009,
#8
Guitars:
Epiphone SG G-400
Lyon Washburn Strat


Amps:
Marshall Mg 10cd
Lyon mini amp
Line 6 HD75 half stack

Pedals:
Boss V-wah


Bass:
Squire P-bass
#10
Quote by rancidryan
thats for an arch top though ts will need the bigsby b5 which is only in alumminium or gold, id look for an bigsby style on in black :P

oh sorry didnt see that
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Lyon mini amp
Line 6 HD75 half stack

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Squire P-bass
#11
It's look as though I might have to go for the allparts one, its the only I've found in black.
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