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Will it fit? Big strings little holes?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by [CRTL+ALT+DEL], Feb 22, 2014.


    [CRTL+ALT+DEL] mad scientist

    May 25, 2008
    Hey, anyone know what the largest gauge you can put in a kahler or hipshot tremolo? I use giant subcontra strings and I wanna be sure I can fit them before I rout out my bass. Thanks

    [CRTL+ALT+DEL] mad scientist

    May 25, 2008
    i emailed hipshot and kahler asking what the largest size string they can fit in their tremolos. as of yet this is what i have. if anyone out there has either trem and a pair of calipers, it would be great if you could share your knowledge.

    "Hello Clint,

    Thank you for your question!
    There is builder in the UK who uses a .200" bass string with our saddles. He has never expressed any issues, so I will have to say a .200".

    Bill Woolery" [hipshot]
  3. mr.black


    Mar 4, 2008
    total side note here but I just snapped a string hook on my Kahler guitar trem trying to fit a .074. wammiworld.com seems to have options for heavier gauges on kahler