So today i saw a video of shane speal, in which he told about the whammy bars they sell at C B Gitty, i emediately went back to my old design. I am planning on using a rod thru the thru body part to attach the pivot point, one of the bolts that attach to the bridge will extend out so i can attach an arm to it.

I challenge anyone who's intrested to make a better design!!!!

enjoy!!!

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hey,

why should i lose the springs? the bottom of the bridge has special string attachment thingie, and i think that the springs would give me a better whammy dive, thats what im after

I love this git! Blue ribbon build.

thanx  ;-)

Looks like a good bit of planing went into this. Do you have a problem with string wear?

Looks great with that box.

no  issues with   wear  . the  lower  bar   has a   metal  rod   under  it, the   strings glide across  it  nicely  .  i  think i  used a  smooth nail  . the  wooden  bar  hides  it  . the wood  bridge   holds  up  nicely too.  only  issue  is  the axle  needs  some veggie  oil  now  and then   or the wood  "creaks "  .  and  like  most  whammys ,   sometimes  ya  gotta   spank it  back in tune . ;-)

That's a smart design. 

Mine also needs to be pulled up to return to correct pitch now and then. The bolt bridge is supposed to move back and forth in the nuts with the string movement, but doesn't always. It might work better if the springs were under more tension.

Have you seen these little guitars?

yeah  , saw those (or  similar  ) on  here a while ago   .  they  yours  ? 

Not mine. Could make one fairly cheap though. :)

indeed .   here's some spring-less stationary  whammys  i   have made . no springs  ,  they are  just  just  "benders" and  "lifters" . 

made from 3  kitchen pulls . 

brass parts . coat  hook  , bell handle , and  candle  plate 

gate latch

coat hook 

removable

Those are really nice. Back in the 80's I had a Kahler tremolo that I loved. It used a cam that was spring loaded, but it was so smooth and always returned to the right pitch. Only negative was the size of the thing. Would love to make one on a smaller scale.

I made one last summer on my Green CBG out of a door hinge and some springs.

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