#1
Okay, so, at my store, I've got a customer who wants a trem bridge for his 7 string Carvin. I thought I'd just find one from a parts catalog and call it good, but that's actually proving more difficult that I assumed it would be.

He's not looking to do crazy floyd divebombs or anything like that, just wants a little wiggle. Which is why he wants a more "traditional" trem, I guess would be the best way to say it. I could probably convince him to go with a floyd and just not use the locking nuts, if that's really the best option. But I'd like to find something more like what he really wants. I've looked at Hipshot and Kahler, and I'm gonna mention those when I talk to him again, but they are quite pricey. I also found a really simple 7 string strat style trem from Allparts, but it looks (and is) cheap as hell. Not sure if I'd want to recommend that.

So basically, what are options for a 7 string tremolo bridge, preferably available in gold? Just throw out suggestions. Anything and everything. Thanks.
#2
I think he would be better off selling his Carvin to fund a new Carvin...
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#3
Quote by lemurflames
I think he would be better off selling his Carvin to fund a new Carvin...


That's what I told him at first, actually. But he really loves the guitar, has had it for a long time, and it's got sentimental value. Plus, the dude definitely has money, so I don't think he's worried about it being "worth it" or not.
#4
Carvin makes lefty tremolos. At least, they have Lefty 7-string guitars with tremolos, and they sell lefty tremolos, so somewhere on this page, there is probably a 7-string lefty tremolo.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/group/group.php?cid=88

In fact, they're having a close out on them, @$100 off...
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Dec 14, 2014,
#5
Not lefty.

But yeah, I looked at Carvin's ones. Seems they're mostly licensed Floyds. Probably pretty good ones, but my customer doesn't really want a Floyd. If we can't find something in a more traditional style, I might convince him to get a Floyd, but he'll probably go with an Original or 1000 series if we go that route. I assumed Gotoh/Wilkinson would make one, but when I searched I found that apparently they don't, and I'm not the only one who really wishes they would.

A 7 string version of this would be exactly what he wants.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/CWG

Seems that Kahler and Hipshot make something pretty similar. I just want to have as many options as possible to talk about when I talk to to customer again.
Last edited by the_bi99man at Dec 14, 2014,
#6
Sorry- dain bramage made me think you asked for a lefty 7 string trem.

Trem-King?
http://www.tremking.com

Kahler?
https://www.kahlerusa.com/stud-mount-tremolos-bridges-7-string
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Dec 14, 2014,
#7
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Sorry- dain bramage made me think you asked for a lefty 7 string trem.



Might be subconscious association because of the other thread on the front page asking for a lefty 7 string.

Anyway, thanks for the tremking tip. Gonna check that out.
#8
avoid allparts they are extremely overpriced unless you order a ton of stuff from them and you get a discount. For instance a pickguard blank made of fake tortoise or gold knurled knobs the price was so overpriced I print screen it for a laugh.

Sung Il is one place to try they are a korean company
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Kahler - expensive but worth it. They offer stud mounted tremolos too
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floyd rose has some other bridges besides the one eddie used
#9
Hmm. So tremking doesn't appear to make 7 stringers, unless I just couldn't find them. The stud-mount Kahler does look to be the best, although most expensive, choice. I really wish there was a Wilkinson 7 string model.
#10
Quote by the_bi99man
Hmm. So tremking doesn't appear to make 7 stringers, unless I just couldn't find them. The stud-mount Kahler does look to be the best, although most expensive, choice. I really wish there was a Wilkinson 7 string model.

The 7-string TremKing is so recent, it isn't up on their site yet. Here's a vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDAfxAi70kg&sns=em

So just drop 'em a line!

I agree about Wilkinsons, though- nice machines.
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