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Chelsea

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PostPosted: 02/07/2010 at 5:42 PM    Post subject: Bass tremolo link

Has anyone ever seen or heard an aluminum bass with a tremolo bridge?

I'd kill for one on my TB2000 but would never even consider routing out a big chunk of the body to install one. I'm dreaming up my future EGC purchase and am wondering how feasible/outrageous this is. I've been looking at Kahler and Hipshot bass tremolo bridges and have read some decent reviews for both.

Thoughts?

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seawolfofsaturn

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PostPosted: 02/07/2010 at 8:28 PM    Post subject: RE:Bass tremolo link

Hey Chelsea,

The Hipshot would be my choice as you can block it like a Strat tremolo to get the extra body contact with the bridge. I've installed a lot of Kahlers, they are unique and cool in their own way, but I always felt they took something away from the guitar in the end. The Hipshot is a two point fulcrum design, great for bass and returning in tune, and more extreme sounds via the extra travel over the Kahler.

I've seen an EGC bass with a tremolo, I think it was a Wedge shape, all metal, but it's been a while.

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Chelsea

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PostPosted: 02/07/2010 at 9:03 PM    Post subject: RE:Bass tremolo link

I don't have any experience with either bridge so thanks for the input!

I've installed a regular hipshot 3 point bridge on my Gibson SG and was really happy with it, so I have some faith in their products.

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tallchris

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PostPosted: 02/08/2010 at 8:59 AM    Post subject: RE:Bass tremolo link

Kevin made a five-string Wedge bass with a trem bridge. Here's a photo:

http://c3.ac-images.myspa.....16ad3a0f1d9945412e562.jpg

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PostPosted: 02/08/2010 at 10:31 PM    Post subject: RE:Bass tremolo link

I dont know which is more amazing: the craftsmanship of his instruments, or the grass in the background of those pictures....deep green with thick, healthy blades.

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