Tele Pro's,,, what is this trem/bridge

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  1. Shuster

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    Washburn Wonderbar Trem
     
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    Yes, a Washburn Wonderbar like EP and the ad states. A buddy of mine had one back in the day and he really dug it. I don't think its a pain to set up. We're were teenagers then and he had no problem with it.
    While they take up a fair amount of real estate they are top mounted only meaning they don't require any routing so you could remove it easily and replace it with something else.

    More info - https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the-tone-garage/the-most-interesting-whammy-bars-in-the-world

    Btw, Dave Davies of The Kinks played an Tele Elite for a number of years.
     
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    Thanks:rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks Brother, it looks like a amped up FR when I first saw it, with some slick rollers to boot. But that add addresses it has tuning problems with the rollers, but how about that Sideways Gibson Vibrola, mega wild!!:)
     
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    The Gibson "sideways vibrato" is about as good as the original (NOT!), even if it's supposedly "re-engineered".

    I have the LP/SG with that unit. It's "hard-tailed" no tuning issues now.
     
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    Yup, thats the Elite they brought out in he 80s, scary looking Washburn bridge though.
     
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    Your boat will never float away again............
     
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    Hi guys,
    I just got me a couple of new "projects". This 1992 MIM tele (on the left) (obviously) is actually pretty nice one - at least to my eye and hence it is a "backloader" (no stringholes on the backside) I can't help thinking, that it needs a trem system / arm.

    So, is there already a topic covering all the possible tele tremolos, or could we just use this one instead, because there already was one exotic example..?

    telegretsch.JPG
     
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    Traditional fender tele trem..? ae00-17916.jpg
     
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    And then.. what's this all about??

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    What more did you want? Are you spoon fed as well?
     
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    And another one...
    super vee.jpg

    Imho this is "too strat". I dig more the one before this. I think that the more metal - the better it suits with tele...
     
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    any trem on a tele that still uses 3 barrels or 2 strings at a time is cool in my book
     
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