#1
Id like to know if it is a possibility to change the stoptail on my PRS Tremonti SE to a tremolo. Ive seen that schaller make such a thing. I absolutely love my guitar and although its only the SE version it sounds great and is very special to me so i dont just want to sell a buy a PRS already equipped. Im attached to this guitar very much, but would like to add a tremolo.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Lee
#2
I'd imagine it may be cheaper to buy another Prs Se with a trem?

Don't they do an SC trem version?

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#4
Kahler makes a stud mount, not sure if any routing is required but even a standard mount Kahler requires only a minimum amount of routing. Looks much better than the stud mount Floyd IMO.

https://www.kahlerusa.com/stud-mount-tremolos-bridges
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Quote by Evilnine
Kahler makes a stud mount, not sure if any routing is required but even a standard mount Kahler requires only a minimum amount of routing. Looks much better than the stud mount Floyd IMO.

https://www.kahlerusa.com/stud-mount-tremolos-bridges


Kahlers require routing (7/8" - 1" depth), but only on the front of the guitar.



The best place to get information regarding Kahlers is http://www.wammiworld.com
There's no spring cavity on the back of the guitar. They do require a behind-the-nut string lock, but you don't have to make a "shelf" at the nut position on the neck to accommodate a locking nut.

The nice thing about the new hybrid Kahlers is that you can lock them down and use them like a hardtail if you like.

I tried the Floyd FRX again at NAMM this year and STILL have problems liking it.
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#6
I would just sell it and get one routed for trem. You'll find another SE that feels and plays the same.
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Its so much easier (and more cost-effective) to just get a guitar that has a trem by default. Putting a trem in a guitar that originally never had one is super expensive and has all kinds of potential problems.
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#8
get another PRS SE with a trem then you will have 2 guitars and everyone knows 2 is better than one. You can get a used PRS SE with a trem for $300 which will be cheaper than buying a trem then paying to have it installed properly. you can figure at least $200 in labor for the swap and it could go higher.
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Quote by Robbgnarly
get another PRS SE with a trem then you will have 2 guitars and everyone knows 2 is better than one. You can get a used PRS SE with a trem for $300 which will be cheaper than buying a trem then paying to have it installed properly. you can figure at least $200 in labor for the swap and it could go higher.

Plus a similar figure for the trem itself.

Essentially, buying used will save TS $100.
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Plus a similar figure for the trem itself.

Essentially, buying used will save TS $100.

Yeah, a good trem will cost well over $100 new, the PRS is even more ($325.49) http://us.prsaccessories.com/collections/bridges/products/prs-tremolo-bridge
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Can't you just bend it with your fret hand?
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At least it's cheaper than the 12-string adjustable stoptail bridge..

I know right

I love my old CE22, but I will have to say the money you pay for a PRS you would think the nickel platting on the bridge would be better, my trem saddles and some other parts are completely brass colored now
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