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Kahler's BACK!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by tplyons, May 5, 2005.


  1. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I dunno... seems like more moving pieces means more things that can go wrong. ;)
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Psh... not when they...

    You're right! But who cares!
     
  4. Alowishus

    Alowishus

    Feb 28, 2005
    I kinda actually like the ball bearing based ritter and hipshot tremolos a bit more than kahler's cam system. However, I wouldnt mind putting a kahelr on one of my basses :D
     
  5. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Did they ever stop? cos you could get the non tremolo ones from warmoth, and vigier uses them on all their 5 string models.
     
  6. primus_55

    primus_55

    Dec 28, 2004
    YAY:D

    ive always wanted one.....





    Can't afford one. :(
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    They stopped making the trem's for about ten years. Glad they're bakc!
     
  8. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    I dont find bass trems (or guitar ones) useful, i do understand that they might be fun or may give a nice vibe to some lines.
     
  9. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    I think I'm going to order one for my new Sei 5-string that will be underway very soon, but, despite black ones being in the pics, they don't seem to offer them in black via the online shop, according to their menu options! I've emailed them to see if this is an oversight...

    Russ :bassist:
     
  10. Jmann

    Jmann

    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    Puttin one on my Retro SX Jazz :cool:
     
  11. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    What! Only 4. 5 and 6 string models available.
    They need to make a 7-string model.
     
  12. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Are kahlers as hard to set up and intonate as i have heard?
     
  13. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    They're a bit of a pain in the arse. Like working a Hipshot into tune.
     
  14. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    Do the Kahlers require as big a routing job as the hipshot does? It's hard to tell from the website.
     
  15. Jmann

    Jmann

    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    no... the rout for the kahlar is about an inch an a half deep, and a little smaller than the bridge its self
     
  16. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yep. That's the beauty of Kahler, small route, almost easilly reversible.
     
  17. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    /Old news :p

    I'm glad they've finally started making them though. I'm gonna try get one if I get a Spector and make the $800 off my Sterling.

    I think E-Bay will be my friend in this too..

    By the way, what's the difference between forward and rearward, sound wise?
     
  18. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove

    It's for your bass depending on how the scale works out to the mid point of your bridge.
    Now, I'm sure someone, somewhere is gonna debate that :rollno:
     
  19. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    Sweet, because the massive hipshot route was a big turn-off when I looked at those ones.