Tremolo arms

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  1. Oresti

    Oresti New Member

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    My new DGT came with a straight tremolo arm. It didn’t feel right to me since the arm was too close to the strings. I ordered another arm from a seller on Reverb and got the more traditional arm with a crook in it. Is the straight arm a DGT thing? I can’t seem to find a pic online of a DGT (or any model) that has a straight arm. Just curious.
     
  2. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    The pics I saw with David playing had a slight bend, but I have seen others (mostly the Goldtops) that had bars that looked nearly straight. Perhaps a few of the DGT owners here can clue us both in!
     
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  3. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    My Tremonti had a straight arm
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    My 2009 DGT does not have a straight arm.
     
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  5. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    My DGT arm is not straight.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.
     
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  6. Oresti

    Oresti New Member

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    jxe babe en der wood

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    is one for soul music?
     
  8. Axis39

    Axis39 New Member

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    You know you can bend the arm so it's not so close to the strings?

    My complaint is that the arm on my SE Santana is too long. I need to hack off a bunch from the end, put a bend into it, and move the handle.
     
  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Pictures, or it didn’t happen!
     
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  10. Axis39

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    Probably, happen today. I have some other tasks scheduled for it in the workshop today.
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I should have added a wink, but I think you got the humour intended
     
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  12. Axis39

    Axis39 New Member

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    I did. I should have added LOL to the end of my post, so you understood I got it as well.

    But, I've been awake way too long already this morning and am just now getting through my first cup of coffee.... I have an excuse! LOL
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Same here, oldest dog had me up at 6:20am and I’m in need of coffee!
     
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  14. justjoshin

    justjoshin New Member

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    The best trem arm is the one on someone else's guitar :D
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    6:20!!! Lucky you! Our old guy decided 4:12 was "up and at 'em" time this morning.
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Oof! Yeah mine does about midnight and then 2am! His real barking started about 6:20! The joys of having hairy babies!!
     
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  17. justjoshin

    justjoshin New Member

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    Between 4-4:30 EVERY morning for our 3 dogs....:(
     
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  18. Axis39

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    Well, I fell asleep early last night, got awake at 2, and couldn’t get back to sleep... gonna be a long day!

    Anyway, here ya go:

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    Chopped!

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    Putting a touch of bend back in

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    The tip cane off a lot easier than a Fender one would. Easy hand pressure.

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    Falls under the hand so much nicer. Plus, it makes the super wiggly trem a little less responsive and more controllable. I’m not a heavy trem user, I like a little quaver, though.

    Ten minute job, tops?
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Very nicely done!
     
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  20. bodia

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

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    That used to be us, too. The alarm used to go off at 4:00 every morning when the Mrs was working. She retired at the end of April, last year. We haven't used the alarm since then. It took a couple of months for the dogs to start getting up between 4 and 4:30. Now, we're good until 6:00 every morning. Usually.....
     
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