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    New Tremolo - Axis

    Greetings,
    I have decided to purchase an axis to replace the EVH I sold years ago. I noticed that Music Man is using a different tremolo. It looks smaller, maybe even smaller saddles and for sure a new arm. I see it is the same ol' cheap threaded arm like on a strat. Maybe cheap is the wrong word but it sorta feels less than perfect.

    Does everyone like this? Is it working well/holding up? Will a real Floyd or Gotoh fit as a replacement?

    Any helpful input/info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,

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    The music man trem is one of the best around, try one and you’ll agree


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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Yes, you can replace the stock tremolo with a Gotoh, a Floyd Rose, or a Floyd Upgrades tremolo. I put a Floyd Upgrades on one of my Axis. FU-TONE.COM ::: The Ultimate in Tonal and Performance Upgrades for your Locking Tremolos!

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogit View Post
    Greetings,
    I have decided to purchase an axis to replace the EVH I sold years ago. I noticed that Music Man is using a different tremolo. It looks smaller, maybe even smaller saddles and for sure a new arm. I see it is the same ol' cheap threaded arm like on a strat. Maybe cheap is the wrong word but it sorta feels less than perfect.

    Does everyone like this? Is it working well/holding up? Will a real Floyd or Gotoh fit as a replacement?

    Any helpful input/info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Are you sure it is a factory tremolo? The trems on the Axis up until ~2012 were nearly identical to the EVH (saddles were a little different). The newer tremolos 2012+ are different but are actually really good. The trem arm simply pops in and out and is not threaded.
    EVH Blue - 82854 - Born on 10/9/92
    Axis Tribute Trans Gold - G61323 - Born on 8/10/11

    Axis 2014 BFR PDN Neptune Blue - G57761 - Born on 7/30/14


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    Quote Originally Posted by gregmusi View Post
    Are you sure it is a factory tremolo? The trems on the Axis up until ~2012 were nearly identical to the EVH (saddles were a little different). The newer tremolos 2012+ are different but are actually really good. The trem arm simply pops in and out and is not threaded.
    Then this was not factory, thanks for mentioning the pop in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogit View Post
    Then this was not factory, thanks for mentioning the pop in.
    pictures and maybe we can identify it
    EVH Blue - 82854 - Born on 10/9/92
    Axis Tribute Trans Gold - G61323 - Born on 8/10/11

    Axis 2014 BFR PDN Neptune Blue - G57761 - Born on 7/30/14


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