#1
would it be possible to have a tremelo unit on my Epi SG with around the same kind of pitch changing capabilities that a Strat would have?
I don't know too much about tremelo units, much less about the ones for an SG, so any help on this would be great.
#2
You can't put your standard Strat type trem on a SG. The body is too thing and the bridge rests too high up (because of the angle between the neck:body)

You however can put a Bigsby vibrato, a Stetsbar (doesn't need any drilling to mount it on) or one of those Lyre Vibrola things. Though most of these systems can't do the type of of pitch changes that a Strat can do with its system, they're mostly for adding a wobbly vibrato sound.

I believe there are some kind of wierd top mounted floyd roses that work on Gibsons though.
#3
Hey, I was wondering the same thing. Can anyone give links?
#4
I'm aware I can't put a strat type tremelo on an SG.
I was initially interested in a Bigsby, but found out they are only capable of changing the pitch by about a half step, right?
I'll check out the Stetsbar.

I've seen the Vibrola, but doesn't that change the pitch by about the same amount as a Bigsby?
#5
Yeah, stetsbar, and bigsby and hte vibrola, and I think kahler makes flat mount trems now too.

Edit, its' the kahler 2300 series.
Last edited by kaplac at May 11, 2006,
#6
Quote by forsaknazrael
I'm aware I can't put a strat type tremelo on an SG.
I was initially interested in a Bigsby, but found out they are only capable of changing the pitch by about a half step, right?
I'll check out the Stetsbar.

I've seen the Vibrola, but doesn't that change the pitch by about the same amount as a Bigsby?


The Stetsbars are pricey though http://www.stetsbar.com/
You could almost go and buy a new MIM Strat for that price they go for. THough if I understand their site they can do the drops you're looking for

and yeah, the Vibrola changes the pitch about as much as the Bigsbys do
#7
Well, goddamn.

Just looking at that pricetag hurts my wallet.

Thanks alot for the info, very helpful.
I think I might be better just buying a strat. Hah.
Last edited by forsaknazrael at May 11, 2006,
#8
Wait, I was planning on putting a Floyd Rose on my Epiphone SG. Is this possible?
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#9
Go on Ebay and type in LP tremolo...theres this thing by "Badass" or something that looks like a vibriola or something like that.Though that was last week so im not sure if its still on the block
#10
nothin, but this vintage 61 vibrola.
to i_am_jimi, I can't say that sounds like a good idea.
You'd probably have to cut into your SG quite a bit, or do some sort of mods to it.
#11
Quote by i_am_jimi
Wait, I was planning on putting a Floyd Rose on my Epiphone SG. Is this possible?


No.Sg's are too thin
'01 Sunburst Strat>1953 Valco Supro

'06 Jazz bass>'78 Bassman 10

Simple rig fan.