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#1
This may be possibly manufactured in large amount in near/distant future, or not at all. *This isnt a substitute to The Floyd Rose series or licensed type of trem*. Its an new idea (probably old) and was made true by a manufacturer in Sweden.

This tremolo system features:
- individual string action adjustment
- intonation saddles arent under the strings so there's no risk in breaking the string
- if a string breaks, the others arent affected
- individual tremolo, yes, each of the little arms can dive
- when bending strings, others wont go flat
- could individually tune the string at will without others going flat, but need to adjust at the back

An artist that's currently trying this prototype tremolo system is Mattias Ia Eklundh. Guitar shown below is a modified RG Prestige, to whom it may concern. Its made pretty neat using solid steel material and doesnt use knife edges.






Sound clips:
Clip_01
Clip_02

Clip 1 is a demo on what actually it can do. Clip 2 shows that the low E string is detuned all the way, while all the other strings arent affected at all.

Updates will be notified by me if there're any current progress and i cant answer questions, YET coz i too havent gotten enough resource of this system. Feedbacks and opinions are welcome.


Special thanks to Ibanez-Mag@jemsite for bringing this up
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#3
was thinking about something like this a while ago, i thought it'd be an interesting idea, as unpractical as it is, to have divable strings.
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#5
Those things sticking out seem like a bitch to me..You could end up hitting it and putting it out of tune! Nice looking, but that wont means its great!
#6
I think its a good idea. I wouldnt really like to play it though, (maybe just to demo it). It seems like a big pain in the neck to use
#7
nice.

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#8
very cool, that's pretty interesting. He should add an actual whammy bar system so you could use it like a conventional tremolo, or independent with the fingers if you wanted. How far does it go into the body?
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#9
I can't remember when was the last time that madpickin made a thread..

c0ool one though.

locking nuts?
#10
Quote by Erock503
very cool, that's pretty interesting. He should add an actual whammy bar system so you could use it like a conventional tremolo, or independent with the fingers if you wanted. How far does it go into the body?

That remains to be seen, im still waiting for the back cavity photos. I dont think it requires as much space as normal floyd does.
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#11
sweet Mattias is prototyping them that means that these could go on all his future Caparison Signature series models booo i prefer me Schaller trem but looks cool none the less, will i buy it? most likely not
#12
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I can't remember when was the last time that madpickin made a thread..

c0ool one though.

locking nuts?

Im not sure bout the locking nuts, i dont think it requires them, this is a modded RGA121 with already included Gotoh SG locking tuners.
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#13
Looks cool, but I question the practicality of it.
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#14
I think it's a great design (if it really stays in tune)
the things that stick out shouldn't be in the way because if you play it it probably feels just like a strat (the bridge and to be more precise the black parts/saddles)
#15
Wouldn't it be awkward to dive bomb all the strings?
But cool.
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#16
I can see it appealing to country guitarists.
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Quote by Erock503
very cool, that's pretty interesting. He should add an actual whammy bar system so you could use it like a conventional tremolo, or independent with the fingers if you wanted. How far does it go into the body?


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#20
It's a good idea, but it would be a bitch to dive on all strings if you wanted to do that. They need to have a seperate trem bar that will dive all of them down and raise them all up as well as having the individual trems. Seems like it would be difficult to dive/raise on the right trem while your playing a solo too...
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#22
^Well, you don't have to trem at the same time as picking, but I see your point.
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#23
I can see this working out for a country player who wants to do pedal steel style oblique bends and the like, but as for people looking to do steve vai style whammy abuse it just will not work without a conventional bar, now with the addition of a normal bar it may well be the perfect alternative to say, a b-bender
#26
looks like a good idea. personally i do alot of palm muting and ive never found wah bars convinent so having that right there near my wrist would be sweet
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#29
I really like the idea, but I agree that it should have a normal trem arm for dimebombs. Any idea when this will be realised to the public?
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#30
i'd imagine it would go down well with people that like to do behind the nut bends... lol
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#31
yeah while it seems like a cool idea i can imagine it being very difficult to implement well, and you certainly wouldnt be able to do a lot of traditional whammy stuff with it, but it could give birth to a new style of playing (i think it would almost have to in order to have any level of success)
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#32
Again, this aint a substitute to a Floyd Rose system, dive bombs may be achieved but may not be as good as a Floyd Rose system, or could be better. There's no telling how good this trem can be coz its still a prototype, expect to see some new style of playing and clips/videos from Matias pretty soon. And i agree with Kid Thorazine, ppl tend to adjust their way, and maybe who knows, there could be a lot more neat tricks that this trem can do that others cant, thus giving birth to a new diving term.
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#34
I dont really see any demand for them, and from the pictures there looks like a lot of 'odd' things going on with that trem.

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I dont really see any demand for them, and from the pictures there looks like a lot of 'odd' things going on with that trem.

Chris

May not be just the demand of better tremolo system with optimum stability and easiness, this company may just want to make a new trem system and hopes to find a good market on it.
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#36
Maybe, but it's not exactly practical. Supply and demand, man. Supply doesnt create demand, demand creates supply. I don't see anyone spending probaly +$200 (i'm guessing) for one of these just so they can use the trem of different notes. It's a cool idea, none the less.

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Quote by AlGeeEater
Maybe, but it's not exactly practical. Supply and demand, man. Supply doesnt create demand, demand creates supply. I don't see anyone spending probaly +$200 (i'm guessing) for one of these just so they can use the trem of different notes. It's a cool idea, none the less.

Chris

Yeah, i know supply and demand rule. Thats why they're trying to get a video up there pretty soon, hopefully could open up the market. Even better, they could book a booth at the upcoming NAMM and lets hope the demos will be worth it.
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#38
I don't see the value of it.

If you want to bend just one string, why not bend just bend that one string at the fretboard? But a whammy bar is good for bending on several strings.
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#39
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I don't see the value of it.

If you want to bend just one string, why not bend just bend that one string at the fretboard? But a whammy bar is good for bending on several strings.


hypothetically this would be good for bending down, ie you could bend down a root note of a chord, though you could just slide across.

maybe in primitive power chord applications you could essentially use the trem to bring the low E note down to a D and hit a powerchord using the 3 open strings. though that's a pretty primitive application.
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#40
Hypothetically, but it's then a matter of whether it works well for bending down well

Picking while holding the trem point could be difficult.
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