It does get stiffer to whammy, I'm not generally a Floyd guy so I would probably see that as being a problem if you're only playing Floyds.Hey Brola, do you know if this is adding any extra tension to the trem? ie I run two noiseless springs on my floyd, will adding the Tremmory act like I've added a third?
Hey man! I got one yesterday to put on an Ibanez Az Mm1... I have some problems with tuning stability and cannot use the bar at all... everything goes flat... this is why I thought it could be a great ideia installing the tremmory.Hi Ola / anyone who has used this.
Imagine you have your Floyd set up in standard tuning, you engage the Tremmory and use your fine tuner on the E to go to drop D tuning - what happens when you use the trem....does it come back in pitch?
I was kind of worried that the Tremmory would work with the bridge static or in standard tuning, but if you drop tuned it, as soon as you hit the bar all the strings might spread the tension and go out of tune?
I'm in my 50th year of playing guitar. I have used the Hipshot Tremsetter, the Tremol-No, and the Mag-Lok by Super-Vee. Despite its significant price, I will use no other device than the Tremmory. Sure, it makes your trem a bit stiff when engaged, but it's the closest thing to a fixed bridge you can get when it comes to bends and double stops. And you can quickly and easily disengage it with the 1/2-turn of a thumbwheel, restoring your bridge to full-floating for flutters, etc. The Tremel-No also has thumbwheels, but there are two of them, they're much smaller and black, making them easier to lose should they drop out of the guitar, and you have to swap out your spring claw to use it (requiring re-soldering the ground wire in most guitars.) The Tremmory has no detent click or feel like the Hipshot and Mag-Lok do, and requires no drilling as those do. Lest I sound like a shill for the maker of the Tremmory, there are caveats: They come in small, medium, and large, and I've found that, in the guitars in which I've installed it (both Charvels with Gotoh bridges so far), even the small is too large to fit without screwing the claw to be nearly flush with the body. Then I've had to buy new Raw Vintage springs, which have less tension, to float the bridge with the claw in that position (the newer, stock springs would pull the bridge against the body of the guitar, which is no longer floating and prevents bar pull-ups.) So for me, there's been an added cost over and above the Tremmory unit itself. Also, as of now, I'm unable to find a U.S. distributor for the Tremmory, so the shipping costs are up there as well. So yeah, it's expensive (even outside the U.S.), and will likely force some set-up tweaks, but it's the best thing for doing the job I've encountered to date.
And, I'm not a red guitar guy, but that red Solar is absolutely gorgeous!