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Hipshot Tremsetter 401000 Tremolo Stabilizer

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The Hipshot Tremsetter greatly improves guitar performance by stabilizing your tremolo. It automatically returns your full-floating tremolo to its exact "zero" neutral position, eliminating flutter an... Click To Read More About This Product


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The Hipshot Tremsetter greatly improves guitar performance by stabilizing your tremolo. It automatically returns your full-floating tremolo to its exact "zero" neutral position, eliminating flutter and sag, so your guitar remains in tune.

With the Tremsetter you can bend strings, play bridge harmonics, aggressive rhythm parts or mute strings, and the bridge remains stable.

Best of all, the Tremsetter is total retro-fit. No need to chop up your vintage axe, just install it and play!

The Tremsetter installs on your tremolo guitar in the back cavity where the springs are. When you put the cover plate back on your guitar you will never even know the Tremsetter is there doing it's job. The Tremsetter automatically brings your guitar back to its "zero" or starting position.

Ordinarily, your tremolo relies on string tension pulling against the springs in the back of your guitar. It's a delicate balance similar to the way a teeter totter works. If one side is just a little out of balance, your guitar will be out of tune. The Tremsetter overrides this precarious balancing situation and brings your tremolo back to the exact "in-tune" position.

You can still push down and pull back on the tremolo to raise and lower my stings. The Tremsetter works very similarly to a double hinged door; i.e., the door can swing both ways, but comes to rest in the center position. When you let go or your tremolo arm after you have raised or lowered your strings, the Tremsetter automatically returns your tremolo to it's "zero" position.

The Tremsetter works on Floyd Rose equipped guitars, and will work on just about any style of fulcrum tremolo including Fender, Wilkinson, Kahler, and Ibanez.

The Tremsetter stabilizes your tremolo and eliminates annoying flutter. The flutter or warbling sound is really your string energy being absorbed by your tremolo springs. The Tremsetter lightly holds your tremolo in position so that your string's energy goes through your pickups and out your amp, not into your tremolo springs. You should immediately hear a dramatic improvement in your guitar's attack, volume, and sustain.

The Tremsetter stabilizes your tremolo to minimize "tremolo sag". "Tremolo sag" is what you experience when you bend a string, increasing the string pressure causing your tremolo to rock or sag forward. This puts your adjacent strings out of tune. This is especially annoying when you are trying to play country or blues style double stop bends. Also, when your tremolo sags forward, you have to bend farther to raise the pitch of your strings.

With Tremsetter, you will immediately notice that your strings feel tighter and less rubbery. The string tension of a tremolo guitar in large part is determined by the tremolo springs located in the back of the guitar. When you bend your strings what you are really feeling are the springs stretching out. Once the Tremsetter is installed, your tremolo will be stabilized and you will feel the true string tension. The Tremsetter will give you all the advantages of a fixed bridge guitar while maintaining the versatility of a full floating tremolo instrument.


  • Eliminates tremolo flutter and sag
  • Completely invisible once installed
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By Max

from California

Comments about Hipshot Tremsetter 401000 Tremolo Stabilizer:

My teacher had suggested I buy a hipshot for a while, and when i finally did the difference was amazing! It made my Jeff Beck Strat play like a hardtail while giving more control and subtilty over the tremelo. The guitar was incredibly resonant before, with the bridge set in contact with the body, but with the tremsetter, it was even more so, even with the bridge away from the body. If you play a Strat, or any guitar with a floating tremelo, buy this! you wont have any regrets! I would recomend having it installed by someone who know what they're doing though, because it can be a bit tricky.

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Waste of money

By Nick

from west haven, ct

Comments about Hipshot Tremsetter 401000 Tremolo Stabilizer:

I put one of these on my ibanez rg220 because i was having problems with it staying in tune after i hit the tremolo. It wont stay in tune long enough for me to play one song now. I wish i wouldve never wasted my money on it. new springs and a proper setup will fix your problems dont waste your money on this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


It helps


from Spokane Washington

Comments about Hipshot Tremsetter 401000 Tremolo Stabilizer:

I put this tremsetter into my 2010 Ibanez RG350DX. It helps bring the guitar back to tune after using the whammy bar like it's supposed to. I read somwhere it makes it harder to do full dives with it, or it might bottom out, but it actually seems easier to do full dives and does'nt bottom out when using the stock tremolo on the RG. When bending strings, the other strings still go a bit flat unfortunately. I maxed out the tension in the slack spring to maximize it's stability effect like it says in the manual, and that helped a tad more, but still not as stable as I had hoped. And If you palm mute heavy on the bridge it will still warble/flutter a bit, at least with an edge III tremolo. I did'nt notice much, if any, difference in tone, volume or sustain like the company claims. That would have been nice, but not the reason I bought it anyway. Installation wasn't as bad as It seemed. I didn't need an extra long drill bit just to drill out a small clearance hole like the instructions say. No soldering is really necessary just to attach the old ground wire to it. Overall I like it, and it helps my guitar mostly in the important area of keeping in tune. But don't expect the exact results the manufacturer claims.


Hipshot Trem-Setter 401000


from Las Vegas, Nevada

Comments about Hipshot Tremsetter 401000 Tremolo Stabilizer:

I'm a Guitarist/Guitar Tech in Las Vegas. I have been installing these Hipshot Trem-setters for 25 years or more. These were originally developed for use with the floyd locking tremelos, to overcome the flattening of the other strings when one is bent sharp. This allows you to bend one note and hit a second note without the second note being flat, like on a non tremolo guitar. The Hipshot Trem-Setter does this perfectly, as well as, keeps the guitar in tune when dive-bombing. I have 2 guitars with floyds that work flawlessly with the Trem-Setter. I also have a Line 6 Variax with a non-locking tremolo. I installed the Trem-Setter on it, but other than keeping it in tune when bending, the guitar goes out of tune when using the tremolo. I will be installing a Floyd on this one as soon as the warranty is up. In short, if you know how to setup a guitar with a locking tremolo, adding a Trem-Setter will definitely make that guitar more useful.

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