Kramer Bluesbreaker?

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Re: Kramer Bluesbreaker?

Post by AAEA » Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:44 am

_xxx_ wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 5:07 am It's a neck-through, what neck pocket are you talking about? Or do you mean neck pickup route?

They're 25.5" scale.
neck pickup.
I own kramers :mrgreen

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Re: Kramer Bluesbreaker?

Post by _xxx_ » Mon Sep 18, 2023 9:23 am

The shape is basically the same as a flat top Stagey. Differences are obviously trem and pickups, the logo is at the 24th fret (Stagey 12th), Gotoh tuners (which are fine) and the wood grade which will probably vary. See the catalog pages above, the Bluesbreaker with OFR was twice as much $$$ (or rather ¥¥¥) as the later renamed model.

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Re: Kramer Bluesbreaker?

Post by killdos » Mon Sep 18, 2023 12:39 pm

AAEA wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:08 pm what is the scale length in inches?
25.5"

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Re: Kramer Bluesbreaker?

Post by killdos » Mon Sep 18, 2023 1:01 pm

_xxx_ wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 9:23 am The shape is basically the same as a flat top Stagey. Differences are obviously trem and pickups, the logo is at the 24th fret (Stagey 12th), Gotoh tuners (which are fine) and the wood grade which will probably vary. See the catalog pages above, the Bluesbreaker with OFR was twice as much $$$ (or rather ¥¥¥) as the later renamed model.
this tremolo looks good and very solid for me but I'm not an expert though. trem bar has been lost long ago, the saddles looks hardly worn and at least two of them were replaced as I can see. I'm about to replace this tremolo with brand new Schaller Lockmeister, is it any good?

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Re: Kramer Bluesbreaker?

Post by killdos » Mon Sep 18, 2023 1:08 pm

there is a serial number on the headstock. is there any way to decode it? I could not find this one on internet.

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Re: Kramer Bluesbreaker?

Post by sixstring » Mon Sep 18, 2023 2:50 pm

killdos wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 1:01 pm I'm about to replace this tremolo with brand new Schaller Lockmeister, is it any good?
Just as good as a German made FR. :thumbs
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: Kramer Bluesbreaker?

Post by _xxx_ » Mon Sep 18, 2023 5:08 pm

killdos wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 1:01 pm this tremolo looks good and very solid for me but I'm not an expert though. trem bar has been lost long ago, the saddles looks hardly worn and at least two of them were replaced as I can see. I'm about to replace this tremolo with brand new Schaller Lockmeister, is it any good?
The stock tremolo is not bad, but not nearly as good as the real thing in terms of tone. Lockmeister is basically an OFR with a different logo, so just the right remedy. Don't forget to change the screws and bushings as well, the thin Takeuchi ones degrade the tone a bit and the notches don't quite fit the original Floyd (too shallow for pull-ups).

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Re: Kramer Bluesbreaker?

Post by killdos » Tue Sep 19, 2023 11:34 am

Thanks everyone!

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