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 heavy duty triple chromium plating. We ship it to you with the Xtrem assembled, a firm chrome plated spring, and four matching chrome screws.
The Xtrem LT (Long Tailpiece) utilizes 6 low-friction rollers on the down-pressure bar- GENIUS! Strings are held down like on the vintage unit, but six rollers give you ZERO friction. So guess what- tuning stability is UNREAL. Now in order for this system to work you MUST scree the unit down to the top of the guitar- only two screws... and they are spaced so that on semi hollows they hit the center block. This works fine with your standard tuneomatic, but a roller bridge wouldn't hurt, now would it?
The LT is 7 3/8" 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.