Wudtone trem upgrade.

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  1. evan47

    evan47 New Member

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    Thinking of the Wudtone tremelo upgrade for my 2007 custom 22.
    Has anyone tried one and what difference did it make?
    Is it worth fitting or best to leave things as they are?
     
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    littlebadboy New Member

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    I was considering that and the Babicz on my S2 too. I didn't because it takes away the PRS look. I opted for the Mann, and I am happy! The build quality is incredible. It sounds awesome too compared to the stock import.
     
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    Rider1260 New Member

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    I don't think I would call it an upgrade , just a change. ( IMHO ) I do not care for the change in tone I have heard in the videos.
    If I was changing I would get the Mann Made 1 piece bridge.
     
  4. bodia

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

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    This!
     
  5. bodia

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

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    Squared!
     
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  6. evan47

    evan47 New Member

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    Just how much of a change to your sound did you get with the Mann unit? To me it seems to be not unlike the PRS tremelo unit.
     
  7. bodia

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

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    The Mann is the original PRS trem. He designed, and built it. The Mann is a one piece brass unit. The PRS is now a two piece unit.
     
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  8. evan47

    evan47 New Member

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    Thanks, I will look in to it.
     
  9. bodia

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

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    Had a look at the website and it states that it is bronze.
    Seems like a slightly unusual choice of material, there should be a good reason for it.
    How much of a change does it make to the tone and sustain of your PRS?
     
  11. bodia

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

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    I would say a little better sustain and note clarity. It's really noticeable if you're upgrading the import parts on an SE or S2 or newer CE.
     
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  12. evan47

    evan47 New Member

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    I have a 2007 custom 22.
    Its trem has a brass block.
     
  13. bodia

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

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    I'd likely leave it alone. I haven't felt the need to replace a Core trem. If I did, I would do the Mann. I'm sure the Wudtone is good, but I wouldn't consider it an upgrade over the Core version. I do think the Wudtone would impact the tone, though. Not necessarily better. Just different.
     
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  14. evan47

    evan47 New Member

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    Thanks for the honest opinion.
     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Anytime
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m not a fan of the way the Wudtone video is presented!
     
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