Adding a Tremolo/Whammy Bar

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Mud Flaps, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I am thinking about adding a tremolo/whammy bar to my 4-String fretted. I know that this would require a floating bridge. I have a few questions on this topic:
    1. About how much would this cost?
    2. Can one get an independant floating bridge?
    3. Would doing this pose a risk to any other part of my bass or degrade sound quality?
    4. Is there anything else I should note?

  2. Carey


    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    Hipshot has a great new tremolo bridge. It does require routing the back out to accomodate it. Kinda like a strat bridge. Their website is
    I saw it at the NAMM show and it was great. Typical Hipshot quality.
    Hopefully their website can answer some of your questions.