Tremolo

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Parttime, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Parttime

    Parttime Electromatic

    73
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    can anyone identify this tremolo
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  2. Parttime

    Parttime Electromatic

    73
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    This is the guitar it is on
    An Eastwood firebird
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
  4. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    716
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    The handle looks like a Duesenberg, but I've never seen the rest of that unit before. Curious to know what it is!
     
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  5. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    316
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Yeah that’s COOL!
     
  6. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    271
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    You beat me to that!
     
  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Looks to be attached to a standard tailpiece. The one lone screw bothers me somewhat. It'll never replace a Bigsby.
     
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    '60s Teisco Screenshot_2019-02-07-19-32-22-1.png
     
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  9. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    definitely looks like a Duesy arm

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  10. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    A Duesy part on an Eastwood would double the price!!
     
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  11. Parttime

    Parttime Electromatic

    73
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    Just looking for a lighter weight tremolo for an acoustic guitar.
     
  12. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Age:
    47
    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
    looka like duesenberg
     
  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Looks like I would bend it into a knot in a minute. Too flimsy, imho.
     
  14. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Duesenberg tremolos are truly premium devices, and moreover, they are all available in LH ! :cool:

    Below a "Super-Tremola" on my Lefty Fake Dano :
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    A+!
     
  15. CNPCNP

    CNPCNP Synchromatic

    511
    Jan 3, 2015
    NL
    Put an lyre-engraved chrome cover on it and it could almost pass for a Vibrola ;-)
     
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  16. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    It‘s everything but a tremolo, it‘s a vibrato...

    The guitar is a Teisco reissue, afaik those vibratos were also Teisco constructions.
     
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  17. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    Odd, it does look like a Duesenberg arm indeed, but the rest looks like it can throw your guitar out of tune in the blink of an eye. I've never seen that unit before.
     
  18. CNPCNP

    CNPCNP Synchromatic

    511
    Jan 3, 2015
    NL
    Agreed, I wouldn't be surprised if this contraption would accomplish vibrato & tremolo all at the same time ;-)
     
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  19. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    716
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    I wonder if a Vibrola would fit the bill. Anyone know what they weigh? They look lightweight, but I've never seen one up close.
     
  20. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    716
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Yeah, it seems to be the same basic concept.
     
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