Looking for a whammy bar for my G&L Skyhawk

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Marquee Moon, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:33 PM.

  1. Marquee Moon

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    i bought it dirt cheap when I was in my early 20s and being young and dumb I lost the whammy bar. Any tips on replacing it?
     
  2. EsquireOK

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    If you need the real deal, period correct, then E-Bay or Reverb, and have patience.

    You could also see if the currently made Dual Fulcrum Vibrato arms will work in the old ones. I don't think they've changed much on the DFVs over the years, so I would not be surprised at all if the arms have stayed the same. You can buy a new DFV arm from G&L. You can also contact them to see if they have old stock, if the old arms are indeed a bit different.

    You can also just buy the right thickness of metal rod, bend it to taste, and have it refined and plated (or polished if you go with aluminum or stainless steel). The construction of their arms is really just as simple as that.
     
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    Go to the "G&L" site.

    Under "bridge components", under $20.

    Dual fulcrum early is listed. And socket, if you need that too.
     
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