Pickups, Pots, Caps, Wiring

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BY Lyle
#863580
Les_Paul86 wrote:I think it might work... seems to be stable.


See how it goes, are you going to run into issues with the whole bridge shifting horizontally towards the treble side when you use the bar?
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BY jeremyb
#863804
Les_Paul86 wrote:I think it might work... seems to be stable.

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That looks like it will pop off or at a bare minimum slide around when you use it :(
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BY olegmcnoleg
#864180
Wow, that trem is a rare thing...it is one of the locking Wilkinson ones--it locks when you move the arm.

That arrangement above makes no sense--apart from the lateral movement problem, the trem is designed to pivot on the fine edges cut into the two recesses at each end, not the middle.

You can buy the two inserts & posts needed to do this properly, and they are not expensive. You can fit them into the two outside holes from the original 6-hole trem, using the original holes as guides, & just drilling them out. Then you push the inserts in, with a bit of glue for good measure, then screw in the posts. Job done.
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BY Les_Paul86
#864183
olegmcnoleg wrote:Wow, that trem is a rare thing...it is one of the locking Wilkinson ones--it locks when you move the arm.

That arrangement above makes no sense--apart from the lateral movement problem, the trem is designed to pivot on the fine edges cut into the two recesses at each end, not the middle.

You can buy the two inserts & posts needed to do this properly, and they are not expensive. You can fit them into the two outside holes from the original 6-hole trem, using the original holes as guides, & just drilling them out. Then you push the inserts in, with a bit of glue for good measure, then screw in the posts. Job done.


Yeah, I think I will need to make holes, not sure I want to do it on my no1 strat though so the bridge might be put in the cupboard. It does have all the parts needed to do it properly though.

What do you mean by it lock when you move the arm? Is that why there are ball bearings in the block?
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BY olegmcnoleg
#864227
Yes, that trem is a very clever and fussy thing. It should come with a special spring cover (made of metal, and a cam fitting that goes in it). When the trem arm swings up, it pushes a piston downwards that is caught by the cam, and the trem becomes immobile. I have one, they did not make many as they got sued over the design. If you can get it set up right, it works a charm...trem when you grab the arm, hardtail when you let it go.

If you don't have the other parts you will still be able to use it as a normal bridge.
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BY Bg
#864236
olegmcnoleg wrote:Yes, that trem is a very clever and fussy thing. It should come with a special spring cover (made of metal, and a cam fitting that goes in it). When the trem arm swings up, it pushes a piston downwards that is caught by the cam, and the trem becomes immobile. I have one, they did not make many as they got sued over the design. If you can get it set up right, it works a charm...trem when you grab the arm, hardtail when you let it go.

If you don't have the other parts you will still be able to use it as a normal bridge.


Knife edges are really worn though, did you see?
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BY Les_Paul86
#864582
Bg wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:Yes, that trem is a very clever and fussy thing. It should come with a special spring cover (made of metal, and a cam fitting that goes in it). When the trem arm swings up, it pushes a piston downwards that is caught by the cam, and the trem becomes immobile. I have one, they did not make many as they got sued over the design. If you can get it set up right, it works a charm...trem when you grab the arm, hardtail when you let it go.

If you don't have the other parts you will still be able to use it as a normal bridge.


Knife edges are really worn though, did you see?


I don't think the wear will cause any issues BG. It's not as bad as it looks, still loads for it to hold onto.
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BY Bg
#864584
Les_Paul86 wrote:
Bg wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:Yes, that trem is a very clever and fussy thing. It should come with a special spring cover (made of metal, and a cam fitting that goes in it). When the trem arm swings up, it pushes a piston downwards that is caught by the cam, and the trem becomes immobile. I have one, they did not make many as they got sued over the design. If you can get it set up right, it works a charm...trem when you grab the arm, hardtail when you let it go.

If you don't have the other parts you will still be able to use it as a normal bridge.


Knife edges are really worn though, did you see?


I don't think the wear will cause any issues BG. It's not as bad as it looks, still loads for it to hold onto.


Worn edges lead to sticky trems though :)
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BY HackSaw
#864588
Bg wrote:
Les_Paul86 wrote:
Bg wrote:
Knife edges are really worn though, did you see?


I don't think the wear will cause any issues BG. It's not as bad as it looks, still loads for it to hold onto.


JB edging leads to sticky trems though :)