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thinking of building my own custom bass (please read)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dunivan, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. dunivan


    Jul 3, 2003
    Ft. Myers, FL
    endorsing artist: knucklehead strings
    i know the woods, pickups and stuff, but im wondering

    has any one ever seen a bass with a tremlo bridge?

    im wondering because (you prob dont know this) i do alot of me and my bass type music, just my voice and my bass, and have really been trying to think of some crazy tunes that would sound killer with a tremlo (i know i could go with a wah, but i dont like using effects)

    anyone have any insight on this?

  2. Papersen


    Mar 22, 2002
  3. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    A wah and trem do completely different things.

  4. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    It can be done, but I'd strongly advise you not to do this. As a guitarist, I hate trems. Name any trem, I hate it. There are some out there for guitar that work really well, but even then... they'll never have as good of a sound or sustain as a normal bridge. They also tend to be harder to work with, take a long time to string, usually impossible to change tunings, and killer if you break a string. Furthermore, keep in mind that you have to route out a large portion of the body to put in the tremolo. That'll detract from the tone quite a bit.

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