Electric bass guitar incorporating fine-tuning and string length-adjusting means
Tremolo device for a guitar
Roller bridge saddle
Guitar tremolo apparatus
Tremolo bridge apparatus Patent #: 6015945
AbstractA retrofit tremolo is designed to replace an existing tremolo in a guitar or other musical instrument. The retrofit tremolo has a bridge that removeably holds a pair of knife edge inserts. The knife edge inserts are contactable with posts embedded in the instrument. The knife edge inserts are replaceable when they become worn. A spring plate on the bridge is connectable with springs on the instrument existing from the previous tremolo that is replaced. The instrument strings are supported by rollers on intonation blocks. Fine tuners engage the bridge between the intonation block rollers and ends of the strings anchored in the bridge. The fine tuners have respective tips with semi-cylindrical ends and V-shaped notches. The semi-cylindrical ends aid in fitting the strings within the notches during tremolo setup.