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    Locking saddles for EBMM vintage tremolo

    Just installed these new Wilkinson locking saddles in my Luke III today & they fit perfectly. Have never been a fan of bent steel saddles & was going to replace them with steel block saddles, but figured I’d try these first. I’ve never had any major tuning issues, but these are a nice upgrade and they do add tuning stability.


    Last edited by wired; 02-16-2020 at 06:11 AM.
    1994 EBMM EVH (Trans Gold)
    2009 EBMM Axis (Black Magic Crystal)
    2013 EBMM Axis (Black Cherry Burst)
    2014 EBMM JP13 (Platinum Silver)
    2016 EBMM Luke III HH (Bodhi Blue)
    2017 EBMM JP16 (Black Lava)
    2018 EBMM JP15 (Sahara Burst)
    2016 Suhr Classic Pro HSS (Sunburst)
    2017 Gibson SG Standard (Pelham Blue)
    2018 Suhr Modern Pro (Bengal Burst)
    2020 PRS McCarty 594 Singlecut (Tobacco Burst)

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    Interesting! I wondered if they would fit. Those are a great idea.

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    That’s great - you’ve answered a question that’s been on my mind. Could see these making their way onto my Albert Lee
    Albert Lee HH - White
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    Cutlass RS HSS - Firemist Silver
    Cutlass Hunter Hayes - Lake Tahoe Blue
    St Vincent - BFR Trans Gold
    American Vintage 59 Strat - Sherwood Green

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    Guthrie Govan switched to some custom-designed locking saddles a while ago.

    Nice design on these Wilkinsons.

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    Guthrie actually uses an old Floyd design with no fine tuners. The cool thing about the Wilkinson design is you don’t have to cut the ball end of the strings. Once you’ve stretched them out, just lock down each one at the intonation point. It definitely helps with the low e & g strings returning to pitch & not sharp after depressing the bar.
    Last edited by wired; 02-17-2020 at 01:22 PM.
    1994 EBMM EVH (Trans Gold)
    2009 EBMM Axis (Black Magic Crystal)
    2013 EBMM Axis (Black Cherry Burst)
    2014 EBMM JP13 (Platinum Silver)
    2016 EBMM Luke III HH (Bodhi Blue)
    2017 EBMM JP16 (Black Lava)
    2018 EBMM JP15 (Sahara Burst)
    2016 Suhr Classic Pro HSS (Sunburst)
    2017 Gibson SG Standard (Pelham Blue)
    2018 Suhr Modern Pro (Bengal Burst)
    2020 PRS McCarty 594 Singlecut (Tobacco Burst)

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