Would this cause the tuning issues? In that case, as Restoration said, contact them - they've always been super helpful sending me product dimensions and such. Coupled with a solid machined steel tremolo block, the US Contour can achieve tremendous sustain and volume. My high e saddle had a groove cut into it by the string, leaving me with two options. This is what I use: a tremolo routing template for Strat. What are your thoughts? The late 90s until they were replaced by the Hipshot design seem to be more problematic than mid 90s and earlier. If I do I figure it could be a bad Wilky. That looks like the one but I want the 7 string. Hi, I messaged Hipshot a while ago without a response, Besides the saddle having a different shape does anyone here know and can explain the difference between these? I swapped to the Hipshot design; 3 years later, and it didn't really show wear, aside from a little paint scuffing on the pivot posts. Way too fiddly and the limited access to those set screws for occasional, yet repeated necessary adjustment is simply asinine! Hipshot 2-Point Roller Bearing. Hipshot contour 7 tremelos Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by penguin_316, Aug 5, 2018. penguin_316 SS.org Regular. the opinion of Kiesel Guitars / Carvin Guitars. Email Hipshot. Includes mounting instructions w/ template. Free shipping on domestic orders over $50 USD! I want to use the new & String Hipshot US contour tremolo bridge. I like the Callaham designed method for trem arms, though even that still isn't quite perfect. Re: Kiesel Hipshot Tremolo - Is it any good? Here's a classic tremolo bridge with the quality you've come to expect from Hipshot Products. ... Hipshot … Im wondering if that could be my issue? And the best part; it is designed to … The roller bearings ensure a very smooth operation while keeping the trem perfectly stable. 6 String US Flat Plate Tremolo Bridge. Any tuning instability was at the nut. I need to know the depth of it so I can calculate the guitars thickness and therefore my body blanks thickness. The Hipshot US Contour bridge is unlike any tremolo system out there. Its very frustrating. Always made in America. I'm in the process of buying my wood for my second project which is going to be a seven string. So I'm wondering about the Pro snap in tremolo. Unavailable. It stays tune pretty darn well with heavy use (Not really hardcore divebombs but some, and lots of flicking and standard vibrato). The Hipshot full floating Guitar Tremolo Bridge unites state-of-the-art computer design and the highest quality materials with a patent pending super hard steel alloy bearing system. I don't do too many major dive bombs. But I can't find the dimensions of it or even the 6 string version online. Bionic Dave, May 25, 2009 in Solidbody Guitar and Bass Chat. Solid stainless steel … Stay in tune? Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. I looked at my Wilky and its stamped with Wilkinson on it. The Hipshot US Contour bridge is unlike any tremolo system out there. If so I think I will upgrade the term to a Gotoh VS-100N and see if that works. Maybe there is a PDF guide or something online. The Hipshot US Contour and Flat Plate are not compatible with Floyd Rose®. It was intended for routing the body cavities, but it has the six perfectly positioned pivot screw holes, and they’re what I need right now. Depending on the year, the Wilkinson was either really, really good, or the knife-edges gave out quickly, especially with dive bombs. Kiesel Trem stays in tune for me, however, I'm not a crazy tremolo users. How well does the trem hold up? ). US Contour Tremolo Bridge 42100 US Flat Plate Tremolo Bridge 42200 so it should be the same depth Thanks. AE185, 2 x A6H, AB5, Bolt, Cobalt 750T, DC200T, 2 x DC7X, D6H, 2 x D6X, JB200C, JH6, LB75, PB5, V220M, KV6X, 2 x V59K. Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by lukido86, Jan 22, 2018. I've had a hipshot hardtail bridge on my warmoth parts strat for 10 years now. I still suggest the "X trem" over a Wilkinson. Includes: (1) Tremolo Arm (1) Tremolo Arm Tip, Black (1) Claw (3) Claw Screws (3) Springs (2) Threaded Inserts (2) Pivot Posts (1) Pivot Post Wrench This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Joined: Sep 1, 2006 Location: TX. Kiesels: 2017 DCM8, 2020 Vader 7X (Used to have an Aries 7H with Piezo but regretfully sold it). The Kiesel version is slightly modified in that it uses a larger arm than the Contour, and the pivot posts are a … Strat-Talk.com is an independent, member supported forum and is not affiliated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. USA Custom Shop Acoustic and Electric Guitars. It is a really great feeling bridge under hand. Kiesel Hipshot Tremolo - Is it any good? I'm thinking of getting the Kiesel Hipshot tremolo setup. The Wilkinson branded ones I've all seen fail pretty quickly with heavy use. I don't remember if their dimensions for the tremolos include the depth of the block (Which I assume is what you're interested in if you're concerned about body thickness.) The mini instruction booklet coming with the guitar has some setup tips but it's written in spanish. My thoughts are having to put my Strat away in the HSC, with my other Strat I just swing it in the direction of the output jack and close the case. I also have a '17 Pro. Thanks for the reply. ... 6 String US Contour Tremolo Bridge. bass guitar, fan-fret, bass bridge, B-bender, guitar bridge, tremolo, bass machine heads, bass tuners, multi-scale, tuners, bridges, headless, vibrato, hardware. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Hipshot 6 String US Contour Tremolo Guitar Bridge (Chrome Finish) at Amazon.com. Messages: 852 Likes Received: 157. Hardened steel pivot pins inserted into a machined brass top plate give the US Contour a bell like tonal quality and silky smooth whammy action! Sure, sometimes even the best-reviewed trems sometimes still have issues, whether it be a lemon, or something about the guitar itself...but they were generally regarded as, at least, OK. Many of the 2000s guitars were set up for 9s, and the nut slots didn't work well with 10s, needing to be recut. The KieselGuitarsBBS.com administrators will block all e-mail addresses violating the established BBS rules. To get the holes right the first time, use a six-hole template so the drill can’t drift off center. if I remember right, when the Wilkinson was stamped "Carvin" on the base plate, this was the model that people thought best of. We see the values of the past as a stepping stone to the … Main Stratocaster Guitar Discussion Forum, https://thumbs.static-thomann.de/thumb/bdbmagic/pics/bdb/284041/12228652_800.jpg, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. I want to use the new & String Hipshot US contour tremolo bridge. We've spent a lot of time perfecting the fulcrum points on this tremolo system so that they will maintain their strength while still being buttery smooth and super accurate. http://www.hipshotproducts.com/pages/contact They will send them to you. Stay in tune? Dimensions. They've updated it recently and have much more of their dimensions online. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Hipshots got most of their dimensions on line - from their website, click on "downloads", then drill down to the product you want. bass guitar, fan-fret, bass bridge, B-bender, guitar bridge, tremolo, bass machine heads, bass tuners, multi-scale, tuners, bridges, headless, vibrato, hardware. By I read that if your nut isn't slotted correctly that could cause tuning issues. Im getting ready to order a Dc700. Free shipping on domestic orders over $50 USD! I read a lot of people prefer that trem to the standard one that was shipped from Carvin back in the early 2000's etc. We are entitled to our own, wrong, opinions. I'm sorry for being a negative Nancy, but this design is just plain idiotic! The views and opinions expressed on the Kiesel Guitars BBS are solely the responsibility of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect Unavailable. has anyone tried the hip shot countour trems? To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Hipshot 6 String US Contour Tremolo Guitar Bridge (Chrome Finish) at Amazon.com. Kiesel Guitars / Carvin Guitars Photo Gallery, Other Kiesel Guitars / Carvin Guitars Discussion.

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