Proof of Concept: The Vela Trem

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Blake Rice, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Blake Rice

    Blake Rice New Member

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    Hey everybody! Thought I'd share my pet project PRS that I've labored on for almost 2 years to get it where it is today. This is my ideal version of the PRS Vela Trem idea talked about by so many. After cutting a new pickguard, swapping pickups, and rewiring the entire guitar, it was time to take this beast to the next level by installing a Non-Fine Tuner Floyd Rose trem! Enjoy [​IMG]
     
  2. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Now they offer the Vernon Reid Vela as well...
     
  3. Blake Rice

    Blake Rice New Member

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    They do, but I wanted to do it my way. I didn't want the VR Vela for a few simple reasons.
    1.) I didn't want another gold or black guitar
    2.) I didn't like the pickguard designs. I prefer something plainer
    3.) I didn't want the full floyd, just the non fine tuner with no locking nut
    4.) This was STILL cheaper than buying a VR Vela including all parts, labor, and shipping
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Nice mod!
     
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  5. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    nice way to make it your own!
     
  6. Blake Rice

    Blake Rice New Member

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    Thanks! I'm a big fan of it. Everything works perfectly. It's had the floyd almost a year now with no issues whatsoever. Tuning stability is amazing, still sounds awesome. The Floyd actually tightened up the lows a bit and focused the mids which I like a lot. Even hitting huge open chords really hard with a bit of gain won't muddy things up. It stays nice and clear
     
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  7. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Wow, great job!
     
  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Totally dig!! Owner!
     
  9. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    And......................it’s blue.........
     
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