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reverendrob

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Oct 22nd, 2017 10:06 PM        

Let's assume I ended up with an LP I was considering adding a trem to - I know you can put a Kahler Flyer on them without too much hassle.<br /> <br /> I have a couple JM-trem-equipped guitars with TOM bridges.<br /> <br /> Is it feasible to do a Jazzmaster trem on a modern LP guitar? <br /> <br /> I know it's something I'll have to ship out to...but...I'm thinking hardcore about the option



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Oct 23rd, 2017 07:59 AM        

Sure, why not? Break out the router!!<br /> <br /> The only weirdness I can see is that the JM Trem is designed to be installed on a flat surface and the LP has a carved top.<br /> Someone with some woodworking and finishing skills could dress it up so it didn't end up looking like a science project.<br /> <br /> Something like an LP Special with a non-carved top would be even simpler.



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Oct 23rd, 2017 09:08 AM        

Yea, I'm not doing the work - I'll have to have it done, and I'd rather have it done right.<br />



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Oct 23rd, 2017 11:43 AM        

I like this kind of trem on an LP using a bow-tie style rocking bridge. The short version is in the link. I don't know if the long version would fit an LP.



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Oct 23rd, 2017 03:13 PM        

There's a vibrato made to fit the Gibson two-stud stop bar position called the Les Trem. It has a springy feel like the JM vibrato, and it drops right in with no permanent modifications.



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Oct 23rd, 2017 10:06 PM        

Yea, I'm thinking an actual permanent mod though.<br /> <br /> It'd give me an excuse to get another 2016 HP before they're gone!<br />



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Oct 24th, 2017 08:27 AM        

Ah. Ulterior motve. <br /> <br /> Very common among guitar junkies!



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Oct 24th, 2017 11:16 AM        

I have a Jay Turser knockoff of a Mustang. Instead of the Mustang bridge, they used a Jazzmaster type. I changed the bridge and did some work to get the strings lower but it works great...far better than my old 65 Mustang did. I used a Jazzmaster type rocking bridge, instead of the high roller bridge Turser used.



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Oct 25th, 2017 10:04 AM        

I suppose a pad could be fabricated to fill the gaps between a flat tailpiece and a carved guitar. The other way would be a deeper flat route route, sort of a recessed tailpiece. I'm a bit concerned with the angle of the rear body of a Les Paul. With the neck angle a Paul has and the slope of the carve in the rear this could be a math problem. Personally I'd leave the mod to a flat top Paul like a Special or Jr.<br /> <br /> I like to use a Bigsby and a Vibramate mount on Gibson style guitars with stop tailpieces. They use the stop tailpiece mounts so you don't have those extra holes showing and no holes to drill.<br /> <br />



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Oct 25th, 2017 10:12 AM        

Here's a LP Special style guitar with with a JM vibrato and a Tele bridge.



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Oct 26th, 2017 02:30 AM        

I put a Bigsby on my LP Tribute using the Vibromate adapter and am quite happy with the whole set up.



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Oct 26th, 2017 10:00 AM        

^^Yep^^<br /> <br /> I've done several for customers, all happy campers. It is also a 100% reversible mod. I have a Bigsby on my Epiphone Wilshire with Vibromate, yes a flat top but it works perfectly.



FunkyKikuchiyo



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Oct 26th, 2017 10:53 PM        

Had good luck with Vibromates. Also easy to sell off after if you decide you don't like it.<br /> <br /> A JM trem could be neat on a flat top LP, but not a carved one. As Hammond101 points out, it might be too much angle over the saddles for good tuning by the time you get it installed right, so it would be a heck of a lot of work for an underwhelming result. The irony is that the JM generally has not enough angle, so the ideal is probably somewhere between.



Hammond101

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Oct 27th, 2017 10:59 AM        

Peegoo, what do you call that thing? a "LesTeleMaster?



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Oct 27th, 2017 11:54 AM        

It's not mine, so I have no naming rights.<br /> <br /> But that's a pretty good candidate!



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Oct 28th, 2017 10:06 AM        

Yea, I want the particular neck profile of that particular build, and a Jazzmaster trem.<br /> <br /> If I wanted a Bigsby, I'd throw one on!



TinPan



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Nov 19th, 2017 04:40 AM        

One word STETSBAR google it<br />



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