Vela with a trem

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  1. CJA76

    CJA76 New Member

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    I am considering buying a Vela soon and would like to get an estimate on how much it would cost to swap the bridge it comes with for a S2 Molded Tremolo. I know the bridge itself is up to $199, how much would the actual mod cost?

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  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I am wondering if a S2 Studio might be interesting to you.
     
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  3. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    What did the PTC say when you asked them?
     
  4. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Agree the S2 Studio is the way to go unless you just gotta have the offset body or if you just gotta have something non-standard.

    http://www.prsguitars.com/electrics/s2/s2_studio
     
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  5. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Club Vice President

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    Will cost more than the guitar.
     
  6. CJA76

    CJA76 New Member

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    I like everything else about the Vela, including the body shape, just want a trem.
     
  7. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Buy the s2 Vela VR. Comes standard with a trem.
     
  8. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Good idea unless the regular Vela pups are desired.
     
  9. gush

    gush New Member

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    I would love a Vela with prs trem. The VR does not interest me at all.
     
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  10. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    It would be significantly cheaper and easier to buy the S2 standard 22, have someone like Pickguardian make you a pickguard with holes for a standard humbucker in the bridge and a mini-humbucker in the neck, then source the pickups used. G&B G128 C neck, G&B G116-1 GS bridge is my best guess on those part numbers. PRS could have them custom make some too.
     
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  11. CJA76

    CJA76 New Member

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    The Vela VR is awesome, and I’m a big Vernon Reid fan, but I really don’t want a Floyd Rose. I like the trem on my Core Custom 24, so a Vela with a similar trem is fine. I’m also fine with the pickups the S2 Vela comes with.
     
  12. JJJ

    JJJ asleep

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    eww floyd rose

    You are talking about the S2 vela right? the hardtail with the brass saddles?

    Fitting a vintage style trem would be hugely invasive and expensive. Have you considered a top loading one like a bigsby, ala the Starla? Otherwise why not do without the body shape and buy the s2 22 or something that already has the trem - it would be cheaper to buy a starla pickup and put it in the bridge
     

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