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Tremelo bar on a les paul?

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EMB5490  
4 Jan 2009 17:11 | Quote
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hey, i haave a epi les paul, just wanted to know, is a bigspy tremelo bar the only tremelo bar i can get on it, or can a dril a hole in it and get a floyd rose or a fender style one? what options do i have for a tremelo bar for a les paul, tnx.
Ozzfan486  
4 Jan 2009 17:16 | Quote
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A bigsby would be the best bet. Although you can get a Floyd Rose, they are expensive, and you'd have to get someone to cut up the body to install it. Personally, I don't even like trems on LPs.

OR you could buy a LP with a floyd.....for $3,500 bucks.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Axcess-Standard-Electric-Guitar?sku=531000
Littlewing  
4 Jan 2009 18:01 | Quote
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Floyd Roses kill all of the tone in a guitar. I suggest the bigsby.
EMB5490  
4 Jan 2009 18:11 | Quote
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ye now tht i look at the cut in the trem on my strat copy id looks for a trem tht doesnt cut into it, im guess the bigsby doesnt? how much r they usually?
EMB5490  
4 Jan 2009 18:14 | Quote
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also how easy does it go outta tune when i use it? will it effect my strings or sound? it doesnt look like it has a lotta give, does it?
telecrater  
4 Jan 2009 18:44 | Quote
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I'm not really herd good things about a bigsby

the floating bridge on the strat, you're supposed to have the same amount of tension on the strings as on the springs on the back of the guitar. So the bridge stay's in place, but it doesn't all was work. I've got mine screwed down tight to you can't go higher but you can go lower.

I think the reason that you don't see them on an LP is that it really does not work and that it's better left alone.
BodomBeachTerror  
4 Jan 2009 18:59 | Quote
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a floyd rose on a les paul would look kinda weerd
Ozzfan486  
4 Jan 2009 19:35 | Quote
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Its actually not too bad.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Axcess-Standard-Electric-Guitar?sku=531000
les_paul  
4 Jan 2009 19:43 | Quote
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I was looking a it on the Gibson web site earlier today. I don't really like the looks of it and besides why mess with perfection?
telecrater  
4 Jan 2009 19:58 | Quote
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les_paul says:
I was looking a it on the Gibson web site earlier today. I don't really like the looks of it and besides why mess with perfection?


That's a good point
EMB5490  
4 Jan 2009 20:03 | Quote
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i have an epi so...
guitarmastergod  
4 Jan 2009 20:27 | Quote
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esp make a les paul copy with 24 frets and a floyd
guitarmastergod  
4 Jan 2009 20:30 | Quote
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heres the link for it

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-EC1000-FR-Electric-Guitar?sku=527000
telecrater  
4 Jan 2009 20:42 | Quote
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les_paul says:
I was looking a it on the Gibson web site earlier today. I don't really like the looks of it and besides why mess with perfection?


That's a good point
EMB5490  
4 Jan 2009 21:56 | Quote
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i dont want a new guitar i dont got the moolah, i just want a tremelo on my lp i have now, if bigsby is the best that doesnt drill a hole then im gettn it.
les_paul  
5 Jan 2009 00:11 | Quote
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This is a Dot but it would be the same with a Les Paul.
RA  
5 Jan 2009 07:16 | Quote
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i like bigsbys, but they have a a very different sound then a Floyd, Gibson, or any of the different fenders. i would go out and test the different sounds, feels, strengths, and weaknesses. the bigsby is the easiest to install as it require no wood to be removed only drilling. however the solid body bigsdy is different then hollow/semi-hollow body (one in the video) i also wonder how smart this guy is because one should never eyeball a drill bit hole, mark the bit with tape or something (not just "o go down half an inch or something") Also Vibratos kill the sustain. that and always fill the holes.

on a side note, I'm the first one to get all *y when people start talking about the formalities and literal meanings of words, but come on tremolo is the difference in volume while vibrato is the difference in pitch never call a whammy bar a tremolo. DAMN YOU FENDER Damn you
EMB5490  
5 Jan 2009 15:15 | Quote
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wait so if i install it ill lose sustain?
les_paul  
5 Jan 2009 16:21 | Quote
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I think he said it adds more sustain.
sixtiesguy  
6 Jan 2009 06:27 | Quote
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http://stetsbar.com/
telecrater  
6 Jan 2009 06:45 | Quote
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wow, that thing is pretty ugly

If you got the B700 model which has more contact with the guitar it therefore should improve sustain.
EMB5490  
6 Jan 2009 06:50 | Quote
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im prob gona get the bigsby.
deefa  
6 Jan 2009 09:16 | Quote
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Well spotted sixties! That's exactly what I was looking for for my ASAT!
All I've got to do now is raise about250 Quid.


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