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Lyre Vibrola tailpiece

#1 User is offline   jimmiJAMM 

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:19 AM

We're all familiar with this tremolo system's look (very cool) but how does actually feel and function? How does it compare to say, a Bigsby or Floyd Rose?
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:44 AM

it's a giant leaf spring. The more you push down the more resistance you get. it's much more "solid" than any other type of tremolo system.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:22 PM

Scale deflection is similar to a Bigsby, not for dive-bombing at all.
Great for subtle effects and it's almost transparent on the guitar.
Take the arm off, you won't even know it's there.

I love a Bigsby, but they are big and bulky so they take some getting used to.

Simplicity and functionality are the rule for both.

I had my first (and only) Floyd Rose in 1982, almost 30 years later I can tell you I'll likely never own another.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:04 PM

Don't they look just so damn cool!!??

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

They look good, but they kill sustain over the stop tailpiece. They also throw the guitar out of tune if you use them aggressively.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:02 AM

1. Yes.

2. There may be a difference with the damping effect of the spring steel, but in my experience I can't see it.

3. Yes, same as any other factory trem with the possible exception of PRS. Depends on your aggression I guess.



Plenty of sustain here.... :-)

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:06 PM

I've never once wished my SG had more sustain, but I will often use the tremelo...
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:40 AM

Here's Frank testing the Lyre.



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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:29 PM

Holy $hit!
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 04:09 AM

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[b]Plenty of sustain here.... :-)


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AMEN!

I'm too busy playing to measure milliseconds worth of sustain difference, so it's all good to me.

No sustain problems HERE either:

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:26 AM

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AMEN!

I'm too busy playing to measure milliseconds worth of sustain difference, so it's all good to me.

No sustain problems HERE either:

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:56 AM

Although the Maestro vibrola is mostly associated with the SG...

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It adds class to just about any guitar...

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:21 AM

I have two guitars with the tailpiece.....Love them!
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:05 AM

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AMEN!

I'm too busy playing to measure milliseconds worth of sustain difference, so it's all good to me.

No sustain problems HERE either:

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