#1
No video, just pictures.

Here is my original bridge..


Made the 25.5 scale length mark with an easily erasable pen.


The top part of the template, the smaller part... the edge closest to the bridge pickup, thats where the saddles are ideally supposed to rest... so you line that up with your scale length line...


drill pressing...




Now that i have it very roughly done, the edges SUCK of course, so i have a sharpenned bit, i put some thick tape where the template lays, so it wont take too much wood off, and i run the edges along the bit until they are somewhat smooth.




Now with a 3/32 bit, i mark how long the screws are with my smal red tape, using that is a sort of depth-stop... and drill out my screw holes... making sure the saddles are placed roughly over that line i drew, and that the bridge is straight.



Boom, with the work of my trusty drill/screwdrive, the bridge is set :
#2
Oh my... that is HOT!

Thank you SO much.
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#3
nice series of pics, very shiny trem.

rob approves !
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#4
Beautiful man. Great pictures.


Somewhat related, loved that thinline tele you were building.
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#5
I have been considering doing this to my MIM Strat...might give it a try seeing as I would have done it exactly the same way (no router)
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#8
yeah its a nice little guitar. it was the first one i built. all from scratch, here she is all done now. stays in tune really ****ty, tomorrow i will install my locking nut, or a roller nut, havent decided... its for another day. tonight = sleep.

Last edited by LP Addict at May 14, 2008,
#9
Nice. We really needed this. Well done, low buck and clean.
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#10
how these things work is still a baffle to me, anyone want to tell me ?

im confused as to how the bridge returns back to the middle without springs, blah and before i buy one it'd be nice to know.

other than that great tutorial (Y)
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#11
They do have springs. I need to shower and hurry off to college now, but if no one has found a good picture before then I'll get one or take a pic of mine to show you
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#15
wow thanks guys, i really want one of these things now they look f*ckin awsome, roll on money so i can get one of these badboys in 7 string.

what type of trem is this ? i mean what code thing by kahler isit a hybrid one or what ?
could you use it on a carve top guitar?
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#16
go to wammiworld.com you need the stud mount one for a carved top. I actually need to put a small shim in my neck because the action wont go low enough on the kahler without hitting bottom. That WAS expected however, due to the shear fact that i did not build this guitar for a tremolo at all. i am trying to decide the best way to install a locking nut, i hate string locks, so a locking nut will be best. i guess i would have to file it wider, then flat. I have a rear-mounted locking nut, its black (ew) but whatever, its got a 16'' radius, and my guitar is at 12'',. thats close enough for government work.
#17
^ well its for a custom guitar anyways, but cheers for all the help, i couldnt find out anywhere on the internet how these things work.

how bads the tuning problem without a lock nut ?
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#18
it sucks. my tuners were like the 20 dollar cheap ones, and i have the butterfly string trees, and a bone/tusq nut that probably isnt lubricated very well. it totally blows ass, haha, i cant keep it in tune at all, its funny how bad it is. but what can you expect in that situation, you know?
#19
true true, would locking tuners work just as good as a lock nut with this ?

on the stud mount, the studs arent pivots like on a floyd are they ?
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#21
i cant i dont know anywhere that sells them over here im ordering mine from the USA if i get one, thats all i wanted to know, i sorta know how it works now.
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#22
Quote by admbwr
what type of trem is this ? i mean what code thing by kahler isit a hybrid one or what ?
could you use it on a carve top guitar?

That one is a hybrid for use on a flat top guitar. I got a hybrid as I plan on not using a tremolo that often, and don't like the hassle, but really like the idea of being able to use it if I wish.
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#25
It's better than making a thread on an already covered topic. And it gives people a chance to see this who didn't before.
#26
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you seriously bumped this to the top after a year of no replies?
spam-reported.

WHAT?!?!?

If someone does a search for Kahler and replies to a post that's a year old it's spam?
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#28
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well frankly, i and most people on here, dont give a **** if hes going to "try this when he gets the money", he didnt add to the topic at hand, so there was no use to bump a one year old thread...

Every user here has a right to post what ever they like regardless of whether you want to read it or not.
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#30
If he had started a new thread asking for help on how to install a Kahler then someone would have told him to use the searchbar.
#31
But he's not asking for help. He's saying he's going to try it. If he actually asked something, I'm sure Kyle would have been more than willing to help. But he posted just saying he's going to, once he gets money. A bit of a useless post.
#32
That bridge is teh sex.
How does it play, Kyle?

OhshìtEDIT:
Didn't realize this thread was a year old xD
Still looks nice.


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#33
wait did you do this before or after you hated khaler s
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#34
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If he had started a new thread asking for help on how to install a Kahler then someone would have told him to use the searchbar.

But he didn't ask for that, or contribute anything to the thread. He just said "I might get one," which is a totally worthless reason to bump a thread after a year.