Anyone ever heard of this: kramer proprietary trem from around 1981

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Anyone ever heard of this: kramer proprietary trem from around 1981

Post by Pcruis1 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:54 pm

Hard to describe. Almost looks like a telecaster trem, but without the side ashtray part. I'll try to get a picture. Apparently there were only a couple of them made/used, and they were used on a few guitars right around the beginning of the wood neck era. Curious if anyone has ever seen or heard of such a thing.
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Anyone ever heard of this: kramer proprietary trem from around 1981

Post by sixstring » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:43 pm

:worthless
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by Dirty D » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:39 pm

Is it the gold one from the pic that you emailed me? If so then it is a Schaller non-tremolo roller bridge.

They also apparently did something back then maybe called the "Van Halen bridge" or something like that Maybe that is not accurate. I have an "B" series Pacer Special that I bought from the original owner. He said that he started out with an different Kramer that had the Van Halen bridge, but it sucked, so the following year he traded it for a new one when they started putting Floyds on them. Nice guy but kind of a goofball, so maybe he was not accurate about it.
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Post by sixstring » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:03 pm

The Rockinger was referred to as the EVH bridge.

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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by SWANTECH » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:12 pm

Yup! /\/\ This.
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Anyone ever heard of this: kramer proprietary trem from around 1981

Post by Pcruis1 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:47 pm

Thanks guys. Very helpful! If I purchase the guitar with the trem in question, I'll try to get my technoluddite arse up to speed on posting pics.
1981 Pacer Strat Head White
1981 Pacer Strat Head Walnut
1981 Pacer Strat Head Graphic
1981 Pacer Strat Head Sunburst
1982 Pacer Graphic Beak
83/86 Mutt Pacer - TransRed Beak
1984 Pacer Candy Red Hockey

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Post by Pcruis1 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:01 pm

Doc nailed it. :not "Schaller non-trem model". I found the trem I was thinking of on Eric's website. Absolutely beautiful guitar. http://www.abalonevintage.com/1981_kram ... trem_w.jpg
1981 Pacer Strat Head White
1981 Pacer Strat Head Walnut
1981 Pacer Strat Head Graphic
1981 Pacer Strat Head Sunburst
1982 Pacer Graphic Beak
83/86 Mutt Pacer - TransRed Beak
1984 Pacer Candy Red Hockey

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Anyone ever heard of this: kramer proprietary trem from around 1981

Post by 9am53 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:43 pm

Looks like a brass nut too maybe?

I like brass nuts, not sure why most others don't
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Post by Pcruis1 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:19 pm

9am53 wrote:Looks like a brass nut too maybe?

I like brass nuts, not sure why most others don't
I'm with you. Most of the strat heads came that way.
1981 Pacer Strat Head White
1981 Pacer Strat Head Walnut
1981 Pacer Strat Head Graphic
1981 Pacer Strat Head Sunburst
1982 Pacer Graphic Beak
83/86 Mutt Pacer - TransRed Beak
1984 Pacer Candy Red Hockey

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Post by louieatienza » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:37 pm

Instructions that came with the Rockinger

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