Gotoh 1088

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by kodecar, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. kodecar

    kodecar Member

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    Hello all,

    I have a terrible 1990 USA Deluxe Strat Plus that I am retrofitting to try to make a more inspiring instrument.

    I am going to swap out the crappy bridge with it's "stintered metal" saddles and want to drop in a Gotoh 1088 but I am having a hell of a time finding one.

    If someone could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.

    Take care,
    Derek

    P.S. While we're at it, I will be swapping pickups (SSS). Any strong opinions?
     
  2. Improviser

    Improviser Member

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    Whilst the Gotoh hardware is pretty good, the Callaham hardware is great ! Might be worth trying. ;) :)
     
  3. kodecar

    kodecar Member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I would love to be able to install the Callaham bridge but this guitar requires a 2 post, knife edge variety.

    Take care,
    Derek
     
  4. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Wilkinson and Hipshot both make a decent 2 post tremolo. I've used the Wilkinson on a few of mine in the past. My current strat has a Callaham.
     
  5. fjs1962

    fjs1962 Silver Supporting Member

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    Allparts carries them. If you call I'm pretty sure you can get it with a steel block instead of zinc. Tell them you want to same 1088 Suhr uses that has the steel block.
     

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