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PostSubject: Linear tremolo   Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:46 am

I dont know if this has been posted before.This company has at least made a bass tremolo prototype
http://lineartremolo.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:49 pm

Wow! Yet another bass trem! Shocked Thank you for sharing this Hans! No, it hasn't been posted yet.

And here it is:


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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:12 pm

The website is messy and doesnt have much info (like how much and how to get one) and I didnt see bass anything (so thanx eric).

I dig this ... a lot! It takes up less real estate than a kahler. The whole thing seems to "glide" through its motion.

Im getting ready to buy a kahler 7410. Depending on price and how I could get one, ide consider it.
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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:45 am

i just sent don an email ... lessee if he gets back to me.

and doh! i just ordered another kahler.
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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:37 pm

depending on how much these things cost I might get one of these for my next big project.
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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:37 pm

don emailed me back. he was telling me that even tho he has patented the design, this is still just a hobby of his. the bass trem is just a prototype and more "produces" the ones for guitar.

heres some stuff he told me about his trem from the email ......

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The one bass you saw was a 'one-off' for proof of concept only (like the one 12 string I did for John Cale). I wanted to see if the parts would stand up the increased tension on a bass. So far, so good. Have never broken a string, and the return to pitch is great. The parts on top (the carriage base plate & saddles) were made from low carbon steel, so they have oxidized in the last 3 or so years since that was done. The feel of the bass version is stiffer than the guitar versions, but I have no reference to compare to a Kahler or Hipshot having never held either one. Because the length of the "lever-arm" is adjustable on my trem, the stiffness is adjustable, but the pitch change follows the adjustment (i.e.: stiffer = more range / smoother = less range). I have tried plating low carbon & tools steels, but the plating begins to erode away in a year or so, so I have switched to castings of various stainless materials depending upon whether heat treatment is required. I don't case harden, as is almost standard practice elsewhere preferring through-hardening 440C for longevity.

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casting of stainless ... wow. beyond my knowledge, skills or resources.

he asked me to call him so we could talk more about bass trems ... i think i will.

oh, and i'll let you guys know how it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:28 pm

Please do!

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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:44 pm

yeah. that would be cool to have linears as a PXR exclusive.
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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:31 am

Cool, I wonder what the rear bar is for?
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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:48 am

trem pitch up with a palm push.
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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:21 am

I think you might be right, MadMike.

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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:44 am

I just sent him an email as well, MadMike.

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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:06 pm

we're gonna lure him into the bizarre world of BTF.


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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:12 pm

Or cause him to run screaming from it! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:24 am

Been playing phone tag with Don who is the inventor of the Linear Tremolo. I'm looking forward to talking with him here soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Linear tremolo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:21 pm

kewl ... cuz the timezone diff has made it difficult for me to make time to call him.

just spark up some "group" interest ideas to him and see how he responds.

thanks eric.
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