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The Strat build project – part 4

“IT LIVES!!!!” cried out the mad scientist. Yes, finally the Strat project has been strung up and it’s a beauty. Until my nice custom bridge arrives I’ve installed a Wilkinson vintage Strat bridge. Unfortunately it’s a 2-1/8″ screw pattern, so I could only mount it by the middle four screws, …

Killer Guitar Components Killer Brass Claw – review

For the past several years there has been a lot of interest in aftermarket tremolo upgrade components. Sustain blocks, springs, and even the humble spring claw have been reworked to provide better tone and sustain. Killer Guitar Components (KGC) are one such company that offer a myriad of upgrade parts …

The $4 Tremolo stopper

A floating Floyd Rose type tremolo has a whole range of fantastic uses, but a few issues too. If you break a string your bridge goes out of whack, and guitar horribly out of tune. You can’t just tune to drop-D or equivalent either. A few solutions have come out …