Where have all the whammy bars gone?

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Where have all the whammy bars gone?

Post by SunDog on Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:57 pm

I never would have guessed that so many folks would lose track of their tremolo bars - until I started tracking Westone's. Not that I am a big whammy bar user - but I have guitars that I've owned for over twenty years - that I moved over a dozen times - and they still have their bars.

What a strange phenomena.

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Re: Where have all the whammy bars gone?

Post by Barry on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:05 am

Damned if I know where any of this stuff goes: not only trem bars are MIA, but knobs, string locks, switch selector tips, truss rod covers, control plate covers, and in the case of one of mine...a string intonation screw!

My theory about the frequently missing brass knobs on Thunders and Concords, was that very cold, marauding Brass 'Minkeys' were swiping them in an effort to restore their, um, Minkeyhood. I wonder if the little buggers are responsible for these missing items too.

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Re: Where have all the whammy bars gone?

Post by boutjp97 on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:11 am

That is true, I don't know how many guitars I've seen for sale without the bar. Another question...where are all the left handed violinists??? When is the last time you have seen a left handed violinist (think really hard)? I have never seen one personally. Maybe all the left handed violinists sneak into our houses at night like the tooth fairy and steal all our tremolo arms. Just a theory.

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Re: Where have all the whammy bars gone?

Post by anaerobe on Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:30 am

A sound theory, likely to win widespread acceptance.

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About whammy Bars

Post by slowhands222 on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:45 pm

I have a Limited Edition Spectrum III 1988 XA1330MP and I would love to have a bar for it if anyone knows where I might find one that would be great. I have just finished dressing and polishing the frets and cleaning her up and just realy like this guitar. I have an Electra Omega also. Just putting that out there.
My Names Eric... I will fix a profile soon slammed today and I just saw the site while searching for something else. Thanks to you all, and I will be here alot I am thinking, Oh yea, can you tell that I'm Southern?? Da.... take care.....

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Re: Where have all the whammy bars gone?

Post by Barry on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:54 pm

slowhands222 wrote:I have a Limited Edition Spectrum III 1988 XA1330MP and I would love to have a bar for it if anyone knows where I might find one that would be great....
Hello slowhands222 and welcome. That's a nice guitar you have there!
I recently had the same problem with my Spectrum GT and I ended up buying a reasonably good replacement arm from: STEWART-MACDONALD. Unless someone corrects me, a 6mm thread should do you for this model too.

Post some pix when you have a minute. We luv to leer here!

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Ld/Ed Spectrum III

Post by slowhands222 on Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:09 pm

https://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=2&u=14866498 https://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=14866498hope that this does it I will try for a few more maybe it will maybe it wont I can do this anywhere else just not versed at doing it here yet, but feel sure I will learn a better way soon...

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Re: Where have all the whammy bars gone?

Post by Barry on Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:06 pm

Hello,
PINK ALERT!
You now have to deal with:
1) our Polly
2) Corsair!

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Re: Where have all the whammy bars gone?

Post by munkieNL on Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:10 am

My black Spectrum ST indeed came without the whammy bar. I had one originally from an Aria ProII RS which i didn't use. The tremolo on the Aria isn't great, the rest of the guitar is however, it's a real Mat! It fitted the Spectrum perfectly. Tip: put some grease on the thread of the whammy bar so it will screw in easily.

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Westones sales and classified

Post by slowhands222 on Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:22 am

Hi I read when I was first looking at this site that i f I wanted to sell one of my Westones' that I should offer it to one of the guitar heads here. since they all have or like westones.. Now i am GUITARED and don't really think that I want to sell the Spectrum III LM/ED but I have yet to see any out there and so it might be a good thing to do.. is there a particular place here to do that sort of thing?, or do you do it in the Forum. I know that you all didn't take me to raise, but any and all help would be greatly appreciated. thanks again Eric heres my dog still having trouble with the pic's https://i66.servimg.com/u/f66/14/86/64/98/aja-be10.jpg

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where are the bars?

Post by caucajun on Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:07 am

they're on bourbon skreet!......just listen fo' da voices a-hollerin' "WHO DAT!" and walk right in.

now......where's all th' dang tremolo BACKPLATES!?



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Re: Where have all the whammy bars gone?

Post by bactuz on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:58 pm

hehe... Mine was actually lying in the case waiting for me after fifteen years

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