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 Post subject: Gotoh GE1996T
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:23 pm 
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What are everybody's experiences with these trems? I'm considering replacing a LFR on one of my Schecters with a new bridge due to knife edge wear.

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 Post subject: Gotoh GE1996T
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:00 am 
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I installed one on a mutt years ago. Great tremolo in my opinion. Feel solid and ability to make fluter effect. I like how the bar is fitted: you can adjust the bushing grip as the bar can be tight or floating following your convenience. I recommend those.


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 Post subject: Re: Gotoh GE1996T
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:40 pm 
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Excellent. That jives with what I've read elsewhere. They are much cheaper than an OFR or Schaller, which is also appealing. I wish Kahler was still in the fulcrum trem business, as I really like the Killer in my Vandenberg. I think I would redrill just for the ability to use that or a Steeler.

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 Post subject: Gotoh GE1996T
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Great trem, I just ordered one for one of the mutts.

The radius is 14", so you will have to shim the saddles a bit to fit the 12" Kramer neck.


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 Post subject: Re: Gotoh GE1996T
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:27 pm 
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It's going on an older model Schecter, so it may be good. I have a goodly supply of Floyd saddle shims just in case.

This thing, in case you're curious:

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 Post subject: Re: Gotoh GE1996T
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Here's a pic. Don't see too many of these floating around.Image

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 Post subject: Gotoh GE1996T
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:30 pm 
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This one is on my latest completed project.

Excellent tremolo unit for my part. Less mass than an OFR, but one can upgrade to a big block made to fit. The fine tune screws are a bit more out of the way and the base plate has a knife edge across the entire leading edge. This is a plus and also the trem arm is completely free of slop, which is not true for the first 2 types of OFR arm assemblies. Now that Floyd offers a comparably tight connection b/n the arm and the base plate, it shows that the company obviously had to play catch up with Gotoh in this regard.

One consideration that might not be obvious is the fact that the Gotoh trem post bushings are a larger diameter than that of the Floyd, but I think you would be fine using the original posts if the guitar is already equipped.

In conclusion, I think the Gotoh is on par with the OFR, with certain nice refinements.

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 Post subject: Gotoh GE1996T
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:03 am 
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Love mine. Put it on my Focus 6000. I think of it like a mix of an OFR and an original Edge. Top quality and MUCH cheaper. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.

My top 3 trems out of the ones I own are the gotoh, the original edge, and OFR (not in any particular order). When/ If it's time to replace any of my others, it will be with one of these three, and most likely the Gotoh due to the price / quality.


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 Post subject: Gotoh GE1996T
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:24 am 
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Well, as mentioned... no more OFR for me unless absolutely required for originality.

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