#1
i'm going to build a bass with a tremolo
what kind of wood do you think i should use?
Last edited by austinl94 at Mar 22, 2008,
#2
I don't think you need a specific wood for a tremolo. Different woods give different tones, but it's irrelevant to a tremolo.
#3
Do you allready posses the tremelo?
If not i am sorry to say that Kahler is the only factory i know that makes them and has stopped producing them. If you own a kayler tremelo bridge you can make big bucks as Les Clapool needs six for backup basses made by Carl Thompson.
You can read more about it on the Carl Thompson website.

As for wood depends a lot on the sound you want i guess
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#5
Im pretty sure Kahler still makes em, it's all on their site, Kahlerusa.com
a while ago they made a 6 string bass w/ warwick that has a trem, just go to their site
#6
i really didnt think they made tremelo's for bass guitars ive never seen one before
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#7
i'm pretty sure that kahler still makes them
kahlerusa.com
hipshotproducts.com has them too
#10
Wenge wood is the type Carl used on the latest bass for Les.
http://www.thewoodbox.com/data/wood/wengeinfo.htm

HMM as for kahler... odd i realy read an article, just cant find it anymore.. Anyways good theystill make them. I have allways wanted one maybe one day i will.
Almost 400 bucks, they dont come cheap.
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#11
Hipshot makes one too:

http://www.hipshotproducts.com/cart.php?m=product_list&c=4

It's cheaper, but I'm sure the Kahler is of higher quality. Also, I believe Washburn made a bass with a whammy already on it, but I think they discontinued it recently. It was about $500 I think. It might be easier/cheaper to pick one of those up, even though I'm sure the quality isn't too great.
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#12
the tremolos on hipshotproducts.com are like 250$
on ebay theres one for 160$ probably not the best though
#13
Quote by Mescalino
Do you allready posses the tremelo?
If not i am sorry to say that Kahler is the only factory i know that makes them and has stopped producing them. If you own a kayler tremelo bridge you can make big bucks as Les Clapool needs six for backup basses made by Carl Thompson.
You can read more about it on the Carl Thompson website.

As for wood depends a lot on the sound you want i guess



Where on earth did you get your information? Kahler has been making them again for a while, AND Hipshot.
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#14
Quote by Asomodai
Where on earth did you get your information? Kahler has been making them again for a while, AND Hipshot.


I have begun to wonder that myself... I read that somewhere on the CT site but as i said i cant find it anymore. Maybe it was an old message that is now outdated and thus removed.

This is the article:
http://www.ctbasses.com/my.html

Yes it is a very old article. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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#15
what could be more useless on a bass than a tremelo? maybe a locking nut? i would probably put a Pete Wentz sticker on my bass, before i would consider a tremelo. lol
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what could be more useless on a bass than a tremelo? maybe a locking nut? i would probably put a Pete Wentz sticker on my bass, before i would consider a tremelo. lol


Then you obviously have never seen primus/Les Claypool live....
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#17
Quote by Lefty7Stringer
Im pretty sure Kahler still makes em, it's all on their site, Kahlerusa.com
a while ago they made a 6 string bass w/ warwick that has a trem, just go to their site
They've been making temolos for Basses for around 50 years.
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Quote by Lefty7Stringer
Im pretty sure Kahler still makes em, it's all on their site, Kahlerusa.com
a while ago they made a 6 string bass w/ warwick that has a trem, just go to their site


Not sure if trems ever came standard with any Warwick moel, but it's certainly a custom shop option.
#21
Frets won't matter with the trem. Whether it has them or not is preference for sound; if you want the fretless sound with a trem, go for it.
#25
^2 full octaves, then an extra half step? Why?
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#28
so i heard that the kahler hybrid tremolo for bass is a good one
has anyone tried it