Anyone else dig tremolo systems on Teles?

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  1. Jazzpunk

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    Trem King looks cool, thanks! I want to try a traditional build at some point but right now I'm going to try something a little more modern. Really like this Tuttle Tuned T but way out of my price league:

     
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    This. That guy from Peach is demming a Tele with a tremolo........or whammy bar.
     
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    Cue for a song............‘You say tremato and I say tomato
    You say vibrato and I say tremolo
    Tremato, tomato, vibrato, tremolo
    (Please). Let’s call the whole thing off
     
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    110 percent disagree! (but support your right to make the wrong decision :D )

    After 20 years of blocking my Strat Trem I finally realized I can just switch to a Tele!
     
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    No. Play a strat when you need that sort of thing.
     
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    I've wanted a Tele with a Strat vibrato forever, but I can't afford a Tele Plus. I was going to buy an SX one from Rondo Music, which was $150, but they wouldn't ship it to Hawaii without a hardshell case, even though it includes a gigbag. So, my cost, including the shipping of both the gigbag and case, would have been $420, on a $150 guitar! I cancelled the order, and I will never do business with them.
    I have bought many guitars from MF, SW, small dealers, and private sellers on Ebay, most of them without a case or gigbag, and they all arrived undamaged.
     
  7. Collin D Plonker

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    Of course. I love terms. They are so much better than vibratos (sheesh, let it go for crying out loud). Trend rule.
     
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    No.
     
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  9. JRapp

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    No. The way I see most Bigsbys being used is a little wiggle on the last chord of a song. If that's all you're going to do with it, it is a useless hunk of metal.
     
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    I have one guitar with a vibrato. It's all I need.

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    To me a vibrato on a Tele defeats the purpose of a Tele. I had a Tele with a Bigsby for a short time and ended up hating it. It killed the tone and sustain. I say leave the bigsby's where they belong.

    And don't even talk to me about a Strat bridge on a Tele. If I have to have a Strat type whammy bar, I'll get a Strat.

    Now get off my lawn! :lol:
     
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  12. Chino

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    I dig trems on any and every guitar but I’m totally spoiled by the Duesenberg trem. By far the best trem out there. Not sure if they’d work on a Tele though.

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  13. Jazzpunk

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    I have tried them. I very much like them. Pretty much like a Jazzmaster vibrato, but with less range. My incoming American Performer Humbucker is slated to get one.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Ever hear of Neil Young? A Bigsby is a nice thing to have when you are feeling frisky... Doesn't matter what it is attached to.
     
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    They are nice. It should mount to any flat guitar. The journey is finding the best bridge for one. Do Deuseys have their own bridge?
     
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    Yes, NY, Merle, Joe Maphis and others make it an integral part of their technique. Most people...not so much.
     
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    Yup, Duesys make all their own hardware.
     
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    Then they are definitely missing out on an excellent tool. I find it difficult to play without a trem because I use them so much. My hand rarely comes of the bar. Brand doesn't matter. When I play a hard-tail, I am always grabbing for a whammy that isn't there.
     
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