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Jake
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Whammy bar

Post by Jake » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:50 pm

Hey. I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of or has installed a whammy bar on a bass before? Is it possible?
Some of my friends say it would be sacrilege to do so, but i just want to know if it can be done.
I dont currently have an old bass id install one on (theres no way i'd butcher my kasuga or musicman) but i do like the idea
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Re: Whammy bar

Post by john » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:39 pm

Les Claypool has used a whammy bar, I think...

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Re: Whammy bar

Post by Jake » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:58 pm

Looks like it's possible, this website has a good discussion on the topic
http://www.fender.com/community/forums/ ... 28c0735201
Seems there's a bit of risk involved tho....
Les claypool did use one btw
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Re: Whammy bar

Post by sonicfantom » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:42 pm

I believe Hipshot makes some rather decent Bass trems - never used one myself. Off the top of my head they are a Bass-sized version of the Stratocaster trem, so I doubt installing one is a walk in the park by anyone's standards.

So yes, it can be done, but not easily. As a bassist who blocked his Strat's trem (hate tuning with that thing floating), I can't think of any band applications for one, but that's up to you :D
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Re: Whammy bar

Post by Shaeve » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:37 pm

Hi there,
I have a tremolo( whammy bar) fitted to my bass. I love. it.

I went with the Khaler rather than the hipshot, I think its a kinda Gibson / Fender , Ford / Holden thing there where you either like one or the other

Glyn from http://www.mrglyn.co.nz fitted it for me last year. It still needs a bit more routing as its too high and I will take it back when I get the new pickups fitted in it

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Re: Whammy bar

Post by foal30 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:05 pm

the Kahler ones got good press. Steinberger also had their version, 'trans-trem'.
I remember the guy from late-era PIL had one.
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