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Discussion in 'The Custom Shop' started by toonmokka, Jan 7, 2008.
Could you post a couple more pics? Maybe a close please? I'd like to check this out.
I have a factory mounted Kahler on a 1983 studio> There is some routing, but not much.
My '89 Studio Lite has a factory installed Floyd Rose.
I had the 'whammy' pedal and it really sucked; was a WH4 thou - I've heard the past versions were better.
If I was gonna add a trem to a LP (y I would is a mystery) I'd want a little drilling as possible, lol.
It's possible and it works .
YouTube - Crazy Train w/Les Paul Custom Floyd Rose
Will be doing a LP Studio Vintage Mahogany next.
I'm really sorry to drag this thread up from the dead, but i am trying to find out about adding a whammy bar to my Les Paul, but i have read these posts and i do like what Duster340 has done by adding a whammy bar without touching the guitar as in drilling bits etc, so i was wondering if i could have more info about this whammy bar that you have used Duster340, and i have researched wonderbar but i can't find anything which is liked to this.
Once again sorry for dragging this thread up.
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The other option is to slap a bigsby on there.
Wonderbars were made by Washburn in the 80's, but they are no longer produced. Used on Ebay would be your best bet.
If you get a tremolo unit then you may want to look into a locking nut like in the Alex Lifeson photos in this thread. A locking nut will help keep the guitar in tune after doing dive bombs with the whammy.
I'd go with a Bigsby or the Les Trem Stop-Tailpiece Tremolo that Wildestarr suggested, as neither would likely de-value your guitar. I would never remove any wood from my Les Paul Custom. It's the wood that gives Les Pauls their superb tonal qualities.
Thanks for the info and help guys, much appreciated.
+1 on that one.
but, going back on topic...wont a kahler just go in fine, with a bit of routing?
and can someone explain the whole "trem (especially floyd) + paul= fail" stuff?
i dont buy it..especially with idols like Neal Schon among others..(and Lifeson's got one too...oh snap.)
I've got one. It's a 1989 Les Paul Studio Lite with a factory mounted Floyd Rose trem. Floyd's were also were available on '89 Custom Lites.
I play mine daily and I love it. It may actually have better sustain then my non-Floyded LP's and the tone is all LP. I couldn't be happier with that guitar.
A properly set-up Original (not a Licensed by...) Floyd Rose trem works flawlessly. I personally would never hack up an LP to mount a floyd, but you can find them already made.
I think Neal Schon's signature Les Paul has a double-locking FR on it. The Fernandez Sustainer is pretty cool too.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP0o2T_dNFU]YouTube - Neal Schon and his new Les Paul[/ame]
get a bigsby or put a square hole between thw tail and bridge and put a Kahler.
Only if you don't want to stay in tune.
That's a cool vid. I've always liked Neal Schon's style, even though I'm not a huge Journey fan. He really didn't even touch on the Floyd much, that sustainer is very cool though.
That does sound badass!
I'd love to try that sustainer. I wonder if anyone here has one installed.