#3
yeah, im thinkin of doin that to a cheap pawnshop bass too.

les claypool uses one does he not?
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#4
rather useless for most, IMO.

I'd suggest getting a fretless unless you really need to dive bomb.
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#6
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Would it be hard to do?

no, just too showy.

I've used one. a fretless can do most of the same things. in fact, a good fretless player can make it do all said things.
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#8
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no, just too showy.

I've used one. a fretless can do most of the same things. in fact, a good fretless player can make it do all said things.


How much would the whole "conversion" cost?
#9
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How much would the whole "conversion" cost?

turning fretted to fretless?

or getting a new bridge?

yes, you slide. for vibrato, wipe that finger back and forth.
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#11
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For a new bridge.

hmm. dang. don't know the answer.
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#14
Anarkee, you've intrigued me now.
I recently bought a new ibanez gsr200 from a guy I know, and I got it pretty much brand new for £30.

(He has more money than sense)

I always need to do something to my instruments when I buy them, because I hate not putting your own personal touch on an instrument.
I had planned to de-fret it, but now (after checking out the kahlers and watching a few videos of tremolo systems) I am considering getting one.

My question is this, do bridges come in certain sizings?
Are there any ways of measuring them to make sure the bridge I buy fits.


(Plus I will be paying five times the price of the bass on the bridge)
#15
Well, you will have to route a new hole for a tremolo, rear and front. So it wont just drop in work will need to be done.
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#16
Yes--you need to route for them. The Kahlers come with a routing template to make things a bit easier.
#19
It would have to be professionally done. Including the price of the trem bridge and installation, you're looking at around $500-$600. So it's not really worth putting that kind of money into a $300 bass if you want to try it on a low end bass first. Then if you're doing it to a $1200+ high end bass, you have to make the decision of: do you really want to have irreversable routing done on your expensive piece of wood.
#20
Faily easy how good are you with a router, if notm that good, defantly try it out on lkots of pieces of wood before going to bass, and make a jig for it.
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#21
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So it would be easy enough for me to do on my own?
Bearing in mind I only have minimal experience in modding.


Much depends on the value of your Bass, I would not consider doing any irreversable mods to an expensive Bass unless you're very rich, I would love to add a second pickup to my Stingray 5; but I won't.
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#22
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It would have to be professionally done. Including the price of the trem bridge and installation, you're looking at around $500-$600. So it's not really worth putting that kind of money into a $300 bass if you want to try it on a low end bass first. Then if you're doing it to a $1200+ high end bass, you have to make the decision of: do you really want to have irreversable routing done on your expensive piece of wood.


It really doesn't.
#23
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It really doesn't.


A high percentage of people on this forum don't have the equipment, knowledge or experience to put a cab together let alone start attacking a Bass Guitar with a router; I have good woodworking equipment and have many years experience building cabs setting up instruments etc but I would always recommend anyone that they take their instruments to a skilled craftsman for routing work; it only takes one slip.
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#24
It works out as rather cheap to get it done in the shop.
The bridge itself is only £150, and about £20 for postage(as it's coming from america).
The price of actually getting it fitted is relatively cheap, no more then £40 or 50 I was told.
I want to go check out some other places though, because this guy has a habit of not knowing anything and overcharging me alot.

So ye, I'll update you guys in a week or so as to what's going on with it.
#25
You can get one from germany, i think they sell them on the warwick shop.
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