#1
For my second build project I am going to work on a Gibson style flying V with a tune-o-matic style bridge. I'm just wondering what my Tremolo options are?

Edit: I realise that sounded slightly retarded. Of course other hard tail bridges will be an option. Just wondering what my best choice would be for one with a tremolo
Last edited by rivalmage at Jul 27, 2011,
#2
Bigsby behind the TOM? Although I would imagin the TOM sadles would slice through the strings quite quickly when you used the trem.
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Bigsby behind the TOM? Although I would imagin the TOM sadles would slice through the strings quite quickly when you used the trem.


Seems like my best choice of possibilities. That would be something to be careful with
#4
What do you mean my your options? You've already stated that you wanted a 'tune-o-matic'. I guess the only options you leave yourself with are the specific brand you go with, which I would highly advise against going with a cheap brand. I personally only use Tonepros. The only other option I think you have is string through, or stoptail? I've got both, they literally make no difference to me at all. I guess the string through supposedly has better sustain, but other than that I think its strictly for looks.
#5
If you want a trem, Man up and Get an Original Floyd rose if note get a tonepros or make it a string through.... if your gonna use the whammy locking is the way to go.... if it's just for looks.... the other will be fine
#6
There are Tune-o-Matic like bridges with rollers, like this: http://www.guitarfetish.com/Roller-Bridge-Chrome-plated-fits-Les-Paul_p_661.html

You can put a Bigsby behind that or a Fender Jaguar/Jazzmaster tremolo.

A regular Tune-o-Matic would definitely cut through strings if you tried using it with a tremolo, just wouldn't work. Everyone else's suggestions are good too if you're not dead-set on a Tune-o-Matic.
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What do you mean my your options? You've already stated that you wanted a 'tune-o-matic'. I guess the only options you leave yourself with are the specific brand you go with, which I would highly advise against going with a cheap brand. I personally only use Tonepros. The only other option I think you have is string through, or stoptail? I've got both, they literally make no difference to me at all. I guess the string through supposedly has better sustain, but other than that I think its strictly for looks.


I meant my options for a tremolo that would work with a tune-o-matic bridge. I'd rather go with a tune-o-matic than string through.
#8
I, along with everyone I personally know think Bigsbys are hideous and a great way to ruin a good flying V. I know a lot of people on here love them, but lets think about reality, if you don't like them yourself, don't waste time on one since they are so hideous.
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I, along with everyone I personally know think Bigsbys are hideous and a great way to ruin a good flying V. I know a lot of people on here love them, but lets think about reality, if you don't like them yourself, don't waste time on one since they are so hideous.


perhaps string through with tailpiece would be a better idea. I want to capture the style of the original gibson V's
#10
get a stetsbar
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#11
Just saying, Bigsby, or any tremolo other than a Floyd, will look retarded on a V.
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#13
You do realize that string-thru and tune-o-matics have nothing to do with each other, right? I mean other than Fender and a select few others, most all have a TOM that are string thru. (look at all the schecters)
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WHAT !!! (above). Check the videos on Youtube.There are some there with Les Trems and Bigsbys on Flying Vees.
#18
I bought a cheap trem from China and switched out the stock tom for a roller bridge. I'm really surprised how well it stays in tune for only $40 including shipping. http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/RebuildIt/pictures/gear/978509/978558 The biggest disadvantage was that I drilled some holes to mount it, but with the other hacks on this ax, no one is ever gonna put the original parts back on.
#21
Try to get a PRS trem. they're pretty bad ass.
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oops, wrong place for my answer!
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#23
As far as I'm aware: Bigsby, Gibson Vibrola, whatever Gibson used on the V. Khaler probably has something.
#24
i say u go with a vintage/strat type trem. it would look nice on a V, but then comes the cost of locking tuners
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#25
Who needs locking tuners? If you know how to cut and lubricate a nut right and make sure to string it right it'll stay in tune. I never have any serious troubles with my starcaster
Also a TOM isnt going to slice through strings unless you do some serious divebombing, all the gretsch 5120's/5122's have TOMs, a roller bridge would help with staying in tune but its not neccessay.
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#26
You're pretty much exactly looking for a stetsbar. http://stetsbar.com/stop.tail.html

It is installed using the holes for a TOM and it wont cut through the strings because the tom moves with the strings.
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#27
Quote by AussieRHCP
There are Tune-o-Matic like bridges with rollers, like this: http://www.guitarfetish.com/Roller-Bridge-Chrome-plated-fits-Les-Paul_p_661.html

You can put a Bigsby behind that or a Fender Jaguar/Jazzmaster tremolo.

A regular Tune-o-Matic would definitely cut through strings if you tried using it with a tremolo, just wouldn't work. Everyone else's suggestions are good too if you're not dead-set on a Tune-o-Matic.

what i was coming in here to suggest.
#28
Roller+Bigsby, but if you don't like them, Stetsbar.
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