I've been really loving the modified Explorer that Gibson put out recently, the "Shred-X" one.

However, the only thing I don't like about it is the Kahler tremelo system. I really don't like them to begin with, but Gibson made the horrible mistake of putting Locking tuners instead of a Locking nut. This was a catastrophic mistake, and screws the whole thing up. The only way it works is if you lock the tremelo (the only good thing about a Kahler, to me).

But at that point, it might as well be a fixed bridge.

So, I was wondering what the best way to fix this would be, and what each way might cost.

1. Switch it out for an OFR, if possible.
2. Install a FR locking nut.

Here are some videos (not by me) demonstrating what I'm talking about...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7hwzXeGfeo (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDlJpCutetg (Part 2)

Ideally, I wouldn't want the Kahler at all, as I don't even like them. I like OFR's much more, personally. I would just make it into a fixed bridge if I could, but that would requite extensive work beyond what it's worth.
Last edited by Delanoir at Aug 1, 2008,
it's probably going to be a lot of bother (and expense) to be honest...

as far as i'm aware, anyway.
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