New Wilkinson trem

spauldingrules

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http://store.guitarfetish.com/wistsatrfial.html

Does this seem like a good idea?  I would like to replace my "vintage" tremolo with this.
 

tfarny

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Their no-name hardware is hit and miss (tuners are good, bridge was crappy). I guess if it's a wilkinson product it must be decent, even if GFS sells it?
 

jackthehack

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There's no end of "Wilkinson" labeled hardware being manufactured in China without any real licensing or quality control. As the ad specifically references MIM/Squier, keep in mind that the 6 holes drilled for the std bridge in those models DO NOT line up with a std. Fender or Warmoth set of holes.

That may not make much difference as you have to ream out the outer holes to get this installed, but you could have a problem depending on how your current holes are spaced and will still have at a minimum the 4 holes to fill/clean up.

Beware of the fact that they do not offer a downloadable diagram of mechanical specs for the unit...
 

Kostas

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spauldingrules said:
http://store.guitarfetish.com/wistsatrfial.html

Does this seem like a good idea?  I would like to replace my "vintage" tremolo with this.
This is a more appropriate replacement for your vintage tremolo http://store.guitarfetish.com/wivitrpoarst.html
If you want a modern tremolo, check the Wilkinsons made by Gotoh. I have the VG300 and it's amazing to rest my hand on it, but it's not my favorite tremolo to play. I played with the Gotoh 1055 and I loved it, a really good tremolo. Read here for some notes http://www.suhrguitars.com/bridges.aspx
 

guitarhobbyist

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I was looking at that bridge at one point but did not like the way it was set up to do the intonation. Keep in mind that you have to loosen the allen screw reposition the saddle then tighten again. It seems more problematic than the philips screw adjustment that most bridges have to adjust saddle position. Its easier to turn a screw a 1/4 turn if needed then repositioning a saddle a tiny bit then having to go back again if it wasn't enough.
 

dag

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guitarhobbyist said:
I was looking at that bridge at one point but did not like the way it was set up to do the intonation. Keep in mind that you have to loosen the allen screw reposition the saddle then tighten again. It seems more problematic than the philips screw adjustment that most bridges have to adjust saddle position. Its easier to turn a screw a 1/4 turn if needed then repositioning a saddle a tiny bit then having to go back again if it wasn't enough.

there is a screw for adjusting intonation on wilkinson trem.
 

rahimiiii

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Get the gotoh vs-100N its only 30 more and probably way better...

Spacing is not too critical on something like this because one stud locates the bridge and the other sits on a knife edge so you can be pretty far off on spacing and the bridge will still function. I just wished they used a steel block instead of a cast alloy (zinc) block.
 

DiMitriR33

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did you have a 6 hole bridge?
there are diferent 6 hole spacings, if you just ream out the outer holes this bridge will bolt on but there is no telling how the string alignment will be. it aligns to just one stud, which can be any distance from the neck centerline.
 
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