Is tremolo bad for guitar?

Is tremolo bad for guitar?

There is no any harm whatsoever a whammy bar can do to your guitar. Of course, you can notice some tuning stability issues when you use it, but it’s probably not because of a whammy bar itself.

Which tremolo bridge is the best?


  • Floyd Rose.
  • Wilkinson VSVG 6-Point / Callaham 6-Point Vintage Trem.
  • Hipshot 2-Point Roller Bearing.
  • Floyd Rose FRX.
  • Bigsby.
  • Kahler 2200, 2300.
  • Strandberg – EGS Tremolo.
  • Schaller 3801.

Can you put a tremolo bridge on any guitar?

All tremolo systems have their quirks, whether you use a Bigsby, Floyd Rose, two-point synchronized, floating or what have you. But a new system says it can deliver perfect tuning and accurate pitch bends on any electric…or acoustic, for that matter.

Does Clapton block his tremolo?

Very few Stratocasters were built with hard tails, but some guitarists prefer them. Eric Clapton, for instance. If your Strat has a tremolo tailpiece, and you want a hard tail, you can do what Eric did and block the tremolo (which is actually a vibrato, but after decades, the name stuck).

Can a whammy bar break a guitar?

The drawback of a whammy bar installed on your guitar is that when you break a string, the entire guitar goes out of tune because the tuning is a balance between the string tension and the whammy bar springs on the underside of the guitar.

Should I get a guitar with a Floyd Rose?

They don’t need anything more than simple vibrato, but the extra insurance when it comes to tuning stability is worth it. Bottom line: If you intend to use the tremolo bridge a great deal in your style of play, you should seriously consider a guitar with a Floyd Rose.

Which is better Floyd Rose or Kahler?

The Floyd Rose is deffinatley more complex to setup but is backed by Dimebag R.I.P. So what does everyone think; Kahler or Floyd Rose. You can’t get massive pull-ups with Floyd rose. It kills the note on a medium pullup, while kahler can withstand an impressive “dimebag style” pull up.

What is the best floating bridge guitar?

The Kahler Tremolo is the most popular alternative to Floyd Rose bridges because it has a double-locking feature (when combined with their locking nuts) that does not allow the strings to go out of tune, and can perform the same extreme pitch bends that the Floyd Rose is known for.

Can a whammy bar go on any guitar?

Can any guitar have a whammy bar? Technically, yes. However, depending on what type of guitar you have, your tuning will be affected by heavy use of the whammy bar. Cheaper guitars will go out of tune much faster than higher quality guitars.

When did the Kluson tremolo bridge come out?

The new Kluson® 2 Post Steel Block Tremolo is a contemporary tremolo bridge designed to directly replace the bridge systems for Fender® American Standard Series guitars from built from 1987 to 2016 or American Professional series guitars introduced in 2017.

Which is the best tremolo for electric guitar?

The VT tremolo: Probably the greatest evolution in electric guitar tremolo since 1977. New finishes now available. Choose yours! The VT tremolo: Probably the greatest evolution in electric guitar tremolo since 1977. Created by musicians for musicians. Improves performance of any other tremolo. More sensitivity. Stable. Robust. Comfortable.

Can a guitar bridge be replaced with a tremolo?

If you love the look of your guitar you will not be thrilled to have to replace the original bridge with a metal brick like the tremolos thus far available on the market. But that’s history.

What are the string spacing on a tremolo bridge?

Our standard vintage tremolo features vintage 11.3mm string spacing, Kluson® embossed stamped steel saddles, and a machined solid steel sustain block. We’ve even created modernized version of the vintage bridge by incorporating a contemporary 10.8 mm string spacing while still using the original 2 7/32 inch 6-screw mounting hole pattern.

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