Years in the making... the new Xtrem from Guitarfetish gives you all the great vintage sounds that vintage tremolos made famous, but with modern levels of tone, sustain and tuning stability.
As great as vintage trems are, we always felt there was a better vibrato out there...just waiting for someone to make it!
The Xtrems do not use the old fashioned "Axle" that uncoils the strings- No more feeding the ball end onto those fiddly pins- Restringing is quick and painless, and our unique 'hinge' design means the strings are firmly retained by a large tone block of solid aluminum, pivoting and ball bearings, and controlled by a cast aluminum "sculpted" arm- not a flat piece of sheetmetal.
It's a really great unit- made to the highest standards and plated in really beautiful vintage style pure nickel plating. We ship it to you with the Xtrem assembled, a firm chrome plated spring, and four matching chrome screws. The Xtrem FT (Floating Tremolo) mounts ONLY to the base of your guitar- where the strap pin is.If you want to use the unit wih NO new holes just put a large washer beneath your strap pin- and that alone will hold it. For a good permanent installation drill four holes- The spring is such that your original trapeze will most assuredly cover our holes- so you can always go back to OEM with no open holes. NO HOLES are drilled on the top of the guitar- and we include a felt pad to keep from marring the surface of your prized axe. This works fine with your standard tuneomatic, but a roller bridge wouldn't hurt, now would it?
The FT is 6 3/4" long, 1 3/4" wide at the tail and 3 3/8" wide at the string-end. The clasp part sits 1 3/8" deep.