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Kahler bass trem install... w/ pics. : ]

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:37 pm
by McSpunckle
First, I drew up a template.

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And here it is:

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Then, I cut the template out with a jigsaw:

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Intonation marks:

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All drawn up on the guitar (note: That is not the real center line):

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Before routing, I did a trial run on some other wood:

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Dry fit after routing:

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The masking tape tore up pretty bad during routing. That's why the shape's off, but it works great:

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Mounted:

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Proof that it all lines up:

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Re: Kahler bass trem install... w/ pics. : ]

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:51 pm
by metalmariachi
Nice job.
Interesting touch to the Squire.
I’ve been thinking about doing that myself.

MM

Re: Kahler bass trem install... w/ pics. : ]

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:57 pm
by Nychthemeron
I haven't seen many bass trems before, but now I think it should be standard after seeing this one! Nice work.

Re: Kahler bass trem install... w/ pics. : ]

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:26 am
by McSpunckle
Nychthemeron wrote:I haven't seen many bass trems before, but now I think it should be standard after seeing this one! Nice work.


If they were, nobody would buy Daddario or Ernie Ball strings. Ever. :omg:

Thanks for the complements. :love: