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Fretted Instrument Accessories & Parts
Fretted Instrument Parts
There are plenty of things you can do to customize an electric guitar: new pickups, new strings, maybe even an entirely new neck. But one of the biggest impacts you'll see from any upgrade is to add a tremolo bridge. Technically, the effect produced by a tremolo bridge is vibrato, but there's no sense splitting hairs; the point is that it's become a mainstay of the rock guitarist's toolkit. Giving you access to a dynamic above and beyond the basic sounds of a guitar, the tremolo adds an extra dimension to the instrument - one that's powered some of the greatest-ever performances by guitar heroes as legendary as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.
As celebrated as those two names are among guitar players, there's another name that has earned the same status among tremolo designers: Floyd Rose. Chances are you've already heard of Floyd Rose - his pioneering design of the locking tremolo in 1977 totally changed the game. Before then, tremolo bridges would cause the strings to fall out of tune, a problem that even Hendrix himself ended up down-tuning his guitar to avoid. If only bridges like the Floyd Rose Original Series and the Floyd Rose Special Series Tremolo Bridge (each available in R2 or R3 nut) had been around in his era!
Of course, Floyd Rose isn't the only name in tremolo bridges. The Fender '62 Reissue Stratocaster Tremolo Bridge, for instance, is a great choice if you want to go full Jimi with a vintage-style trem of your own. Or, you could choose the WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece for a Gibson favorite that provides great tuning stability. And you'll also find plenty of replacement, fine-tuning and upgrade parts in this section, including tremolo arms, springs, screws, locking devices and more.
It doesn't matter if you're retrofitting a tremolo bridge onto a basic guitar, replacing a worn-out vintage tremolo or simply shopping for spare parts for one you use every day - it's all good! There's enough variety in this lineup of tremolo parts and accessories to account for just about any need, so however you choose to put the tremolo to work, you've come to the right place to get yours ready for the show.