I read somewhere here that locking the trem is necessary when you tune the guitar. I don't see a lock on this Kahler Spyder. I know some Kahler trems have locks (I did a little research before posting) but I can't find one on this and the owner's manual does not show one.
I can see myself continuing to try and tune this until one of the strings snaps like a bridge cable and slices my throat.
"Mrs. Bacon, your husband was just stupid. Go get another one."
First, does anyone know of a lock on the Kahler Spyder trem.
Second, is there a way to lock up this trem from the back or do I just need to block it with a hunk of wood?
Thanks for the help.
Nah, you tune it like a regular double locker. Blocking is optional. I just shove cloth behind the fine tuners.
The "locks" you read about are the Kahler autolatch. Those are exceedingly rare, and you are never going to actually see them. It's a system that installs in the back and locks the trem from arm movements. Both Kahler floating trem guitars I have had had them installed at one point (could tell from the holes), but the owners had tore them out. Must have sucked. This was an HM strat (Spyder as well, the model yours was the precursor to) and a Zion Carvetop (Kahler Steeler, better than the Spyder).
Basically you restring a Spyder like you do a floyd, no special procedure.