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Replacement for Gotoh 1088

tonic-penta

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hey guys, ive got a suhr with the gotoh 1088. kinda love hate affair with this trem as it stays in tune mighty fine but i hate the screw in arm cos it creaks and rattles when i use it. ive looked all around the web for specifications and dimensions on the thing (mainly trem posts) so as to get a replacement but i cant seem to find any.

kinda hoping to get an identical trem only with a pop in arm or at least a trem with bent saddles. i tried emailing suhr havent got a good reply which trems would be a straight replacement without having to take a hacksaw to my guitar.

else im with the idea of getting a gotoh 1055 and putting my 1088 saddles on them. anyone knows if this could or would work?
 

Eagle1

Senior Member
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1055 will go straight on but you still have those horrible insufficient studs that break ,bend and lean forward .
Best would be send it to Suhr and get him to fit you the Gotoh 510 with proper locking heavier studs.
 

tonic-penta

Member
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yeah i was thinking of the gotoh 510TS-SF1 too. ah but i dunno if i should go with it cos im not too keen on doing anything irreversible to my suhr. thanks for the info anyways!
 

Eagle1

Senior Member
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8,655
Suhr is tooled up for this mod .Invisible and a big improvement ,you would never want the 1088 back and the 510 ts sf1 is stock now anyway ,go for it!
 

Mike9

Silver Supporting Member
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Maybe Callaham makes a replacement block with matching arm. They used to make a Gotoh replacement - just not sure which one.
 

Eagle1

Senior Member
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The Gotoh is as good as the callaham (milled steel block )with the advantage of two post stability.
 




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