Sideways Vibrola

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  1. Kevin James

    Kevin James V.I.P. Member

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    Not to worry, a year later I've got it down quite nicely now :laugh2:
     
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    maestro trems are much better
     
  3. Core

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    Yeah love the look of these sideways vibrola's , they have an old 50's car feel to them. Old world craftsmanship but I like the maestro's.

    I keep mine held all the way back and I swear since the tip holds tight and touches the back of the body it adds another point of resonance through the body. I do have to tune to whether it's back or down, the treble side particularly goes out but it does sound different in either position.
     
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    Not a good design
     
  5. Kevin James

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    I Like the sideways. Infact my next purchase (a ways off) will be a 63 Standard with the sideways. I have my mind pretty set on it :naughty:
     
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    Gary's Classic Guitars has a 1963 SG Custom with a sideways trem and 3 PAFs. If it were $8,500 cheaper, it would be in the right ballpark, just because of the PAFs. Still, this is less than 1/5th the cost of Mary Ford's SG.

    1963 Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White | eBay
     
  7. Kevin James

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    That price is not really THAT out of line for a 63 custom with 3 paf's and 0 issues. Just saying.......
     

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