Proline offers a huge selection of guitar parts, all made with top-quality components, for today's most popular guitars. Whether you're looking to replace a part or jazz up your guitar, ProLine probab... Read More
Proline offers a huge selection of guitar parts, all made with top-quality components, for today's most popular guitars. Whether you're looking to replace a part or jazz up your guitar, ProLine probably has the part you're looking for, at an affordable price.
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I like it but the tremolo gets a little dirty when you put it in but its very well
I had purchased an earlier verison of this tremolo, which had bent saddles much like the vintage Fender tremolos do, for a project Strat I was working on at the time. I was pleased with the quality of that version, so I purchased another a few days ago to replace the aging tremolo on my older Kramer KS-400 Strat style guitar. I unhappily found out that ProLine did away with the bent saddles and had, in my opinion, downgraded their quality of this item by also using a smaller, lighter block. I purchased this trem because it was the only trem in my local GC with the 2 1/16 string spacing I needed. When I installed it on my guitar and restrung it, I had a hard time innotating it. The trem's action was not very smooth, and would never return to the initial position, no matter how tight or loose the claw springs were, which would constantly throw my guitar's tune sharp and flat. The chrome finish was very crisp and shiny, and the trem bar fit very well. Overall, I think this trem would be fine for someone who wants the look of a trem but wants to block it. If you're someone who uses their trem to add vibrato or throw a little shimmer on a few chords, you may want to find a different trem system...
As far as a replacement bridge is concerned, it's cool for an Ibanez or Squier. I installed it seamlessly in about half an hour. I wouldn't put it on a real strat though...it feels a little light and cheezy. Still, I would buy it again in a heartbeat. Better than the stock on my Chinese-made strat copy.
I recently bought a Titan strat copy that was missing some of the bridge parts. I'm glad an inexpensive bridge assembly is available because it's a cheap guitar. I was able to complete the guitar with this product. However, I first put the entire assembly on the guitar and the vibrato wouldn't bend worth a darn. Luckily I had the original flexing plate that mounts to the guitar and I attached the other parts to that. That worked fine. So don't expect this unit to work real well as far as the vibrato is concerned. It worked out well for me since I didn't need the entire unit.
In startling contrast to the ad copy, this bridge assembly is the lowest quality piece of junk ever! The edges and the holes of the stamped bridge were full of sharp burrs that can cut strings (and fingers). The biggest problem was the beveled "knife edge" that the tremalo is supposed to pivots on. Instead of the pivot point being behind the screw holes, the pivot point ran right under the screw holes, so there's no way that the bridge could pivot. Not only that, it was stamped crooked, so even if it could pivot, it would be traveling at an angle with no way to equalize the string tension. I threw the whole thing away and bought an actual Fender replacement bridge, which bolted right in. There's a reason this is only a quarter of the price for the Fender part - It's JUNK.
While this is not the absolute top quality, you can do a lot worse, especially at this price. It installs and works just like the stock one. It is not a replacement for a Floyd Rose or some such, but is a good stock like replacement.
this trem is a good starter trem, like from one of those 50 dollar guitars, but is not the best trem for a replacement on any guitar, spend the extra money and get a better one, the tops of the screws strip really easy and the springs are weak, other than that, it helps hold tune pretty good, but still, get any different trem
I am planning on getting this bridge for an old Samick guitar that I am referbishing to sell. Ive played a Squire with this bridge and it seemed to work just fine. Planning on getting it soon.