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    Kahler 8 string trem PRO

    My shop is got one for sale, and I got gas for it, since I am refinishing my 2228 I got an idea to put it my guitar, but I am really in doubts now.

    Your opinion?
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    kahlers suck balls.

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    If you want a locking trem, it's your easiest solution. However, I'm not such a big fan of the 'feel' of Kahlers.
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    I love the feel of Kahlers. Buttery smooth, even through the entire range of motion. Fulcrum trems (Floyd Rose, Wilkinson) have increasingly stiffer resistance, until you pass the 45 degree angle, and then it gets decreasingly looser. Cam trems (Kahler, Steinberger, Ibanez ZR) are linear, and feel the same, no matter where you are in the range of motion.

    However, the roller saddles on Kahlers are notorious for hanging the strings up on bends. They tend to stay in tune under trem use, but bends can return sharp. The saddles are cheap sand cast metal. This keeps costs down, but the rollers seize, the adjustment screws strip them out, and they eventually just crack apart. There is a reason that the Steinberger stuff costs so much: they don't cheap out on the parts. To make matters worse, the new stuff is not up to the standards of the bridges they built in the 80s. I am a Kahler guy from way back, but these days, I won't use anything that is not a real Floyd Rose.

    I am no fan of Ibanez, but they really got it right with the ZR and ZR7 trems. They have the buttery smoothness of a Kahler, but the Floyd-like saddle design eliminates the problems. Still, it is NOT a trem you can do trem tricks with. For that, there really is no substitute for a Floyd.

    For an 8-string, I'd just stick with the stock bridge.
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    What kind of trem tricks can't you do? I believe Ken said once you remove the zero point thing (the counter spring that acts like a tremsetter) it'll flutter just as good as any Floyd and I think it has the range of a Floyd as well. I've never played one, but they sound interesting from everything I've heard.

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    ken was right. Take the ZPM tremsetter thing out, and the ZR's take abuse just as well as a floyd. that thing ruins em though
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    I'd leave the stock bridge on the 8 as well.

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