Question about techglide trems ???

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Question about techglide trems ???

Post by G.A.S. man on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:29 am

Hi all,
I recently bought a project westone an need a bit of advice..
Firstly does the techglide or the trem thats on the Prestige 117 model have the same 74mm post spacing as the Ft trem ??
If so does anyone have any idea where i could get one or if they have any weakness ??

Will post the project once I've decided what I'm doing with it..
Have a idea or 2 but depends afew things...

Thanks for looking an for any advise
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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by corsair on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:28 pm

The 117 had what looks to be the Bendmaster Precision 2 poster. and yes; that and the FT are interchangeable, well, I can swap the FT from my LX onto the SX with no dramas!

They're a good bridge, the only problem these days is getting spare string claws should you suffer the misfortune of breaking one. And the stringlock is an orphan; if it's stripped, then that's a whole other world of hurt...

They don't show up very often on the bay, which is about the only way you'll get one these days!

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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by midhilis on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:26 pm

The one on the 117 doesn't have string claws, or fine tuners or a string lock. It's the precision tremelo tailpiece, same as on the passive Thunder III model pictured here -

http://www.zombans.co.uk/t3/

It does have the same post spacing as the Bendmaster FT and Deluxe. I've never seen one for sale.


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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by Iceman on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:22 pm

Early Westones had Tekglides on them? I was not aware of that. I thought only the transitional Electra/Westones like my x185 had them.

Always thought Tekglides were those 6 screw affairs as well.

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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by midhilis on Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:34 pm

I think the only one that did was the Spectrum ST with a Tek Glide II, 2 screw fitting

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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by G.A.S. man on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:31 am

Thanks Corsair,Midhilis an Iceman...
Think i've found a shaller unit but it's pricey, with same 74mm post spacing..
Knew it would be a long shot about seeing them for sale but thought if you don't ask you don't findout ...
Does anyone have any other ideas about or come across any 74mm post spaced.trems...???

Thankd again G.A.S. man (Steve)

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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:53 am

midhilis wrote:I think the only one that did was the Spectrum ST with a Tek Glide II, 2 screw fitting

are these the same as the 3 base plates you handed to me david?

these seem to be 74mm post spacings, but I dont have very accurate measuring tools, just a steel rule.

here

theres still 2 left steve if these are any good to you m8


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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by midhilis on Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:13 pm

Why didn't I think of that? Yes, that's the same as on the Prestige 117, and I have a set of chrome saddles for that trem

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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:19 pm

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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by beavis on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:39 am

G.A.S. man wrote:
Does anyone have any other ideas about or come across any 74mm post spaced.trems...???

Thankd again G.A.S. man (Steve)

Hi Steve, as you can see, this trem fits pretty much any spacing thanks to a sort of blade system GFS trem.

You might have intonation problems with it though.

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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:58 pm

steve's trem problem has now been resolved, god I love this place!

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Re: Question about techglide trems ???

Post by G.A.S. man on Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:15 am

Thank You Beavis mate...
That was what I was looking for but Thanks to Sgt I have for the project in question got it covered i think...

Will keep everyone interested informed on how things are going as sourcing parts first before making a start on her in the coming weeks...

Thank you again everyone Steve (G.A.S. man)

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