donramsay@verizon.net
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1959 Strat
MusicMan Luke
Precision Bass
Scott Henderson Suhr
Home made Strat
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New  crossed-roller bearing tremolo
Link to US Patent #6,989,483 for Linear Tremolo
Hear it here
FULL-FLOATING system retains height over pickups
and stays in tune like never before.
Patented linear tremolo STRETCHES the strings, so NO STRING BREAKAGE problems or tuning problems due to metal fatigue.
How does it work? Cick 1,2,3
for "frictionless" element"  vids >
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Don Ramsey
vibrato arm
Conventional pivoting trem
Conventional pivoting  tremolo
(PDF version)
Early machined linear tremolo
Coming: Piezo saddle version
Yamaha Pacifica
jbstratman
Photo using lay-in stainless steel saddles
Michael Lipe Strat
Custom Spalt baritone
John Cale's Spalt
50th Anniversary Strat
Warmoth Strat
Ibanez JEM
John's MySpace page here
12 string Tremolo
for John Cale here
Facts about strings & springs & why strings fail on pivoting tremolos
See what happens to strings on pivoting tremolos (annimation)
12 string tremolo
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Photos, trivia & links (page 2
here)
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Vibrato with the right hand only?
See how
Roland-ready Strat
Hear the 12 string here
"Story of the Blues"
On "Extra"
In concert
(Henry Kaiser's)
New (2nd) 12 string (7/2009)
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You Tube videos
Guitar retrofit for Phil Brown
See & hear it here
And here
Hear Phil Brown playing it 1
See Phil Brown playing it 1
See Phil Brown playing it 2
Amazing Michael Spalt Gallery
Hear Phil Brown playing it 2
Assembly detail drawings
Thomas Nordegg's True Temperament Strat