Callaham Shortened Vibrato Bar - Anyone Use?

zerorez

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I am thinking about ordering the Gilmour or the 64 length.

Just wondering how the shorter bar works for you that have tried it?

I am not a heavy dive bomb bar user, but prefer it for nice mellow effects for chording and such?

Thanks​

[SIZE=-1]Lengths[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]measured from the tip to center of 90 degree bend.
  • Standard Fender length
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  • [SIZE=-1]6" from tip to center
  • "64" length[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]5 1/4" tip to center
  • Super Short Gilmour style length[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]4 1/8" tip to center[/SIZE]
 

esoteric pete

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whoa! i didnt know anyone made an arm as short as the 3rd one! lol...thats hilarious! who makes that?? callaham??
 

bc-cosmo

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I have a couple of the 64s and love them--not sure if shorter would work for me...
 

JimmyR

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I have the 64 and it works well. Once you're used to it the normal one seems too long. It lets you keep your picking hand in a more natural position where the notes sound better.
 

pennylink

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I switched from the standard Fender length to a 5 1/4" Callaham arm. I prefer the shorter length. It seems to give better control over the trem range.
 

c_mac

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I started using the Gilmour length and really feel like it has improved my tone. I really think that some sparkle gets lost with the longer trem arm. Must be the extra mass.
 

zerorez

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I might order both a 64 and Gilmour size to try out and see which feels better.

The price is $15.00 per bar on the Callaham website.

Thanks for all the input everyone:BEER
 

BluePowder

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I too am thinking of getting a shortened version of the tradition trem arm. I believe Scott Henderson's trem arm is also shortened as well.

Might just go ahead and cut mine on my own! :)
 




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