Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by 20forSeven, Sep 24, 2005.
How well do the tremolos on PRS's custom 22 stay in tune?
Of course that's assuming the nut is cut properly and everything else is set up correctly.
The tremolo on my Swamp Ash stays in tune better than my Fender's or G&L, and the G&L was very stable.
On a US production PRS I would expect it to be.
A friend of mine has an older CE24 and try as I might, I could not make that guitar go out of tune with whammy abuse.
My CE22 was almost as stable.
NEVER had a problem with mine going out of tune.
Mine has never stayed in tune very well. I've heard stories of the nut slots not being cut wide enough and the screws on the bridge plate being incorrectly aligned from the factory.
I ended up just blocking mine until I got educated about proper set ups. One of these days I'll get around to getting it all fixed up and I bet it'll stay in tune great.
PRS bridges are a joke. They look pretty but are in no way better then an old crappy fender bridge. I have to laugh at PRS web site with their slogan about not being tied to the past for traditions sake. how do explain that throw back trem. Any trem with more then two pivots is a farce.
IMHO they are in several ways better than an "old crappy Fender bridge". Mine ('97 CE22) is by far the best trem I've played period. It stays in tune no matter how much you abuse it, it has a wonderful feel to it, the arm attachment is the simplest and most effective I've seen (why oh why don't the other manufacturers do it the same way), it came perfectly set up from the factory (so was the nut), has never required any readjustment in 8 years and the tone and sustain is unbelievable for a trem, due I guess to all those 6 pivots making contact between the tremolo and the body. Nothing wrong with that as long as it's manufactured to tight tolerances and set up carefully, which I guess PRS trems are and that's why they work so well.
Oh how I adore uninformed blaket statements such as this one....
I'll take any farcical bridge that sounds as good and stays in tune as well as the PRS design does.
Mine stays in tune pretty well.
Tremolos on PRS are fantastic! I love my Artist with the Tremolo, stays in tune very well. I'll go so far as to say the PRS trem is my all time second favorite trem.
My PRS with trem stays in tune great. I also have a Strat with one of those old, crappy bridges that 9088SSP speaks of and it stays in tune just as well. So much for those being a farce.
Its all in the setup, young grasshopper.