Posted by E.Colwell on May 07, 2002 at 00:44:56:
In Reply to: Re: Tremolo Bar posted by Nick Mentzer on February 12, 2001 at 01:44:22:
Im in the process of converted my bass trem from a 4-srting set up to 5,its easy and does wonders.You have to freak your saddle set-up but i have no problems PLAYS GREAT..... You will have to respace your saddles and also replace the nut,but after the work is done SHIT ITS ALL IN THE SKILLS....Have FUN
I've got a Kahler tremolo on an old B.C. Rich Warlock bass and it's pretty freaky. it gave me horrible tuning problems until I replaced the nut with a GraphTech Trem-Nut and installed some Sperzel locking tuners. now it works great. you can do some damn scary dive bombs and wild vibrato effects, not to mention raising the pitch to squealing levels. I guess a lot of "high-brow" bassists would consider a bass tremolo a silly toy, but hey why should guitarists have all the fun.
: one thing tho, I'm not aware that Kahler ever made 5-string versions of their bass tremolos
: Kahler is still around but they are currently only making their 2300 flatmount tremolo for guitars. check the link below. your best bet is to email Kahler and find out if they ever made a 5-string tremolo and then start checking the used market and eBay and other online auctions and whatnot
: good luck!
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