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Got this in the mail yesterday...2416R-W6 6 String Bass Trem..Hybrid Series. Now at Guitar Factory in Orlando for install on my SoundGear SR 506 which will be tuned EADGCF with SIT Rock Brights Stainless Steel Round Wounds.
Big shout out to the good folks at Kahler for all their help...those folks are top shelf.
Any fellow 6 string Tremors out there?



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I finally got my SoundGear SR 506 back with its newly installed Kahler!!! The amazing Doug Montgomery and Bill Fells at The Guitar Factory in Orlando did a top notch job. They had to employ some luthier wizardry to acct for the body's concave contours and electronic guts,but the knocked it out of the park. I got to try it out last night at an open mic with my band,Jupiter Groove,and I ended up using it for the entire set. Some tweaking to do, nothing major though  will post pics soonUPDATE: It's here!!! My newly installed Kahler 6 string bass trem Img_2011
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A real beauty, Juan! The Kahler adds a lot of aesthetics to the bass!

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And a lot of weight!!! Whew!!!
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Meshica7 wrote:
And a lot of weight!!! Whew!!!

Indeed! I think it's been one of the highlights of the Kahler, since the bridge is so high-mass. I have heard others compare it to something like an old Leo Quan Badass bridge in terms of weight. I believe this adds to the sustain component, which is important with a trem, since the springs tend to deaden extra sustain. Honestly, all of my basses with Kahlers have always had incredible sustain. So, a little extra weight works for me. Wink

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The increase in sustain with kahler trems has always been significant to me.

High mass indeed!!!
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The only thing I was surprised by was how much the tone of the bass changed..and not necessarily for the better. Yes, there's a ton of sustain, but the amount of routing this size Kahler required left a sizable cavity in the bass..makes it almost sound like a thin acoustic bass. The bass had a thin profile already (as do most Sound Gears) and losing that amount of wood did a number on it. Something I need to get used to for sure. On the upshot, after tweaking the tension on the springs and getting the action where I like it I can really get some great effects with this beast. I especially love how sensitive the Kahler is, almost too sensitive at times. But with that in mind I do tend to not get bar crazy with it. I rather like the subtle articulation I can coax from this baby, especially on the C string's upper register. She's a head turner for sure.

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And thus, the trade-off. OK, not in every case, but it can happen. The amount of wood needed to be removed can (and often does) change the tone of the bass in question. Personally, I haven't found this to be too much of an issue, and any changes I found could be adjusted with amp EQing. I do hope that you can work with the change in tone, Brutha!

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