It's been so long I forgot I wrote a review some 7 or 8 years ago. I have been installing Hipshot Tremsetters in several local guitar players Stratocasters and they are all so happy and will never look back. They come with the same problem, their guitar just doesn't stay in tune. After a decent setup and a Tremsetter install they are amazed how their guitar stays in tune all the time! Will be ordering more! thank you Hipshot for making a really really good product!
It’s a great product! I’ve installed six of these in the past year for certain “Strat” clients who wanted more stability in their whammy bar action without having to use a Floyd Rose system. Even if you don’t attach the whammy bar, the tremsetter’s stabilization still improves the instrument’s overall sustain by replacing the old spring system with a better one. I highly recommend this product!
Alex De Luca
Somewhat miraculous, to be honest. I followed the very helpful video instructions and was able to easily install it on my G&L SC-3. It's like playing a guitar with the solidity of hardtail but with a tremolo. When I do my dives, it returns perfectly to its zero position with complete certainty. Absolutely no locking nut or fine tuners necessary. A brilliantly conceived and executed product. If you have a tremolo, get this. Even if you don't want to use the tremolo, get it because it will make the guitar play like a hardtail. Highest possible recommendation.
I've installed 3 in the past two weeks. All 3 for Floyd Rose Style Trem. All worked out GREAT! the first two were a little tricky only because it's a first time doing it. Once I got the hang of them, they are simple to install and set up. The Video really helped. thank you HipShot for a great product. Mike Carparelli
I installed a tremsetter in my FR equipped Tom Anderson pro am years ago (I think when they first came out), makes the trem action a little stiffer/heavier (which you get used to) and it's awesome
In response to Keith's review which is misleading. It sounds as if you do not yet have your tremsetter set-up correctly or you have a different problem with your tremolo. My Ibanez edge-pro and floyd-rose tremolos both returned to zero perfectly before installation of the tremsetter. After installation I can do full bend double-stops and the tuning of other string stays rock solid. Standard bends and over-bends are also much improved. I'm a part-time guitar tech and installation on the Ibanez took a bit of creativity because of the spring clamps on the edge-pro tremolo and I also had to remove some wood to add clearance for the rod when raising pitch. This is a much better solution than blocking and losing ability to raise pitch.
I've been using Tremsetters for years. They're in all my Strats. A must-have if you use a tremolo.
Easy to install. Not so easy to set up, but I did manage it and I'm no tech pro. One thing... while it does vastly improve bridge stability and bring the bridge back to zero after even aggressive whammy bar use, it does not (DOES NOT!) prevent de-tuning of other strings while bending notes.
I have a aria pro with a trem setter and I dont have any flutter or trem sag. it was professionally installed by Bill Woolery
All I can say is WOW!! This product really works!! www.mikelivingston.com