Need Help: Göldo BackBox

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  1. The Pup

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    I live in the U.S. and need help purchasing a Göldo BackBox:

    http://joe.emenaker.com/TremStabilizers/BackBox.html

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    I believe they are made in Germany...but I could not find an online resource to purchase it. Can anyone help me out?

    I will install this on my new pointy shred guitar:

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    If I can't get one...I will try for an ESP Arming Adjuster:

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    Maybe it's just out of stock - ask them, they speak english.

    I had a look at www.goeldo.de, they have it, but won't deal with individual customers and don't seem to have U.S. distibutors.
     
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    :( I shall never give up!
     
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    Agreed, but I think you'll find that not only does it improve stability and sustain, but it makes the setting up and adjustment of trem stabilizers so much easier.
    (btw I'm well aware of the article you refer to.)

    I used to have a WD tremolo stabilizer fitted, but discovered that whilst it did work, the stress on the claw was causing the claw screws to loosen. This got me thinking about the spring claw itself, and the inherently bad design.
    Contrary to what many say, I think Leo got it wrong in so many ways, and this is one of them. It is totally illogical to mount a stress bearing claw parallel to the applied force (bearing in mind that you're relying on the stability of a metal screw loosened and tightened into a variable substrate(wood)), when, as Schaller have done with the Sure-Claw, you can mount it perpendicular, and thus provide far greater stability.
    Moreover, the Sure-Claw provides a reliable and non-destructive method (metal on metal) of continuous adjustment.
     
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    Some stores call it a, "Back Box" while this store (and others) calls it a, "BLACK Box."

    Just ordered one from Rene' De Martin at RDM Music Equipment in Germany...

    Cost in USD: approximately 59.00 – in EUR it is 41.50.

    Delivery time estimated to Pittsburgh: 10-15 days according to Rene'.

    Compared to other European stores, on the pricey side.

    However, after contacting about 6 or 7 music stores, RDM the only one that I know of which will ship to America. A trade-off...

    Once installed in my Jeff Beck Strat, will post results.

    Good luck on yours...

    http://www.rdm-music.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=34&products_id=361
     
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    Have Black/Back Box.. will be installed next week - will post outcome.
     

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