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Fixing a broken arm vintage Fender tremolo

Fixing a broken arm vintage Fender tremolo

The vintage tremolo bridge was a rusty, worn piece with a broken tremolo arm. The threaded end of the arm buried deep into the sustain block.

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Fixing a faulty Variax model selector

Fixing a faulty Variax model selector

There is a design issue: in its normal position the shaft doesn’t go all the way up to the end of the sleeve, it has a small clearance over it.

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Mythbusting: 8 ways to improve tuning stability of tremolos

Mythbusting: 8 ways to improve tuning stability of tremolos

Beside the bridges there are 24-28 string contact points! They are all major players in the big tremolo game.

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Turn it into active!

Turn it into active!

My task was to replace the original pickups with EMG Zakk Wylde set (that’s actually a model 81 & a 85 with long shaft pots). Of course, all electronics should be replaced (except the switch) and a battery box installed.

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