#1
What are some non locking trems(like a strats)that don't go out of tine when you use them. I saw a video of Guthrie Govan doing some things with a non locking trem and I thought it was pretty cool you could be able to do stuff like that without the hassle of a locki g trem. So what are certain brands of trmolos that I would be able to do this kind of stuff without it going out of tune.
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#2
Well, their design is pretty simple. It's usually the quality of the tremolo, as well as how it's installed and set up, that makes a difference.

Any high-end guitar with a non-locking trem will stay in tune well. PRS, Suhr, Tom Anderson, maybe some Fenders, Ben Reuters...

The thing is, they don't have quite the range of a Floyd, and in most cases they don't go very far up (some might not go up at all). They might be fine for some slight vibrato, but you'd need a really really REALLY good one if you want it to survive agressive whammy bar rape.

It is theoretically possible to set up any non-locking trem to stay in tune, but it can be difficult. Ask at a guitar shop.
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Well, their design is pretty simple. It's usually the quality of the tremolo, as well as how it's installed and set up, that makes a difference.

Any high-end guitar with a non-locking trem will stay in tune well. PRS, Suhr, Tom Anderson, maybe some Fenders, Ben Reuters...

The thing is, they don't have quite the range of a Floyd, and in most cases they don't go very far up (some might not go up at all). They might be fine for some slight vibrato, but you'd need a really really REALLY good one if you want it to survive agressive whammy bar rape.

It is theoretically possible to set up any non-locking trem to stay in tune, but it can be difficult. Ask at a guitar shop.



Do you know any replacement trems I could get though
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What are some non locking trems(like a strats)that don't go out of tine when you use them. I saw a video of Guthrie Govan doing some things with a non locking trem and I thought it was pretty cool you could be able to do stuff like that without the hassle of a locki g trem. So what are certain brands of trmolos that I would be able to do this kind of stuff without it going out of tune.


Most decent quality trems will stay in tune provided they are set up & intonated properly.

Also - Guthrie uses a device called a Tremol-No - which is basically a switch on the back of the guitar which allows you to block the tremolo on the fly when it's not being used, so his guitar is probably set to hard tail mode the majority of the time.
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There's certainly no one design of non-locking vibrato that is going to hold tune any better than another. The main key is the overall hardware the guitar has and how well it's set up. You can get the very lowest end Squier to hold tune just fine so long as it's set up correctly and you don't try to do Floyd Rose antics with it.
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IMO Wilkinsons are a good strat style replacement. I also really really like the PRS tremolo. A graphite nut, locking tuners, and roller string trees help a bunch.
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Any top mount tremolo should be able to hold tuning fairly well, such as the newer RG120's. They set up just like a Floyd in general too so you can find a wealth of info online on how to do this
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I like the Wilkinson VS100. With a decent set of locking tuners and either a roller or a graphite nut, the trem stays in tune very well.
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