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  1. Steinberger branded pickups are Epiphone pickups (not Select by EMG), however, both are made in Asia. Doesn't matter where they are made, though, because the specs are either by Epiphone or EMG.
  2. Here is the wiring diagram including the pot values. An A25k dual pot.
  3. Yes, that price has gone up recently, I also think it's too high. But the same tremolo can also be found on much more expensive guitars, so there's a market for it. Anyway, if your base plate is not bent, this might be a solution for you: R-Trem steel posts upgrade.
  4. If the base plate itself is already bent there aren't many options apart from getting a new tremolo. There is a JCustom R-Trem clone sold by HeadlessUSA. The much cheaper Chinese copy (Overlord of Music) won't make you happy, this tremolo is much weaker than the original (or the JCustom version).
  5. Not a Steinberger at all. The bridge is cheap Chinese hardware, the shape is weird and nowhere near any Steinberger instrument. Not even a "fake". It's just something without a head.
  6. These two fit and work nicely with Steinberger and Hohner headless: https://www.thomann.de/gb/rockbag_rb_20600b_headless_style_g_bag.htm https://www.thomann.de/de/rockbag_rb20500b_steinberger.htm
  7. That's not the serial. On your last pic of the neck heel, the serial would be on the left hand side. On a mounted neck, the serial is where your hand would be playing on the 20th fret. The serial on a USA neck always starts with "Steinberger USA" and the number has either an "N" or "TN" prefix (Nxxxx(x) or TNxxxxx). I doubt these are factory EMGs (GRs came with SD pickups exclusively), and the knobs aren't original either. Looks more like a swap of pickups and pots. Bernd
  8. I don't know what these things are, but if they're as solid as wood and stiff enough not to interfere with the neck resonance…
  9. I somewhat doubt that HeadlessUSA sells original Steinberger headpieces… to me it looks like a Hohner, or better: coming the manufacturer who also built the Hohner R-Trems (as long as they were available). Gibson doesn't sell them as replacements without a service/repair case. Don refuses to do anything on Asian Steinbergers (Spirits and the Korean line), so why should he bother with getting parts from Gibson… some years ago he also sold Hohner R-Trems, so why not also the headpieces.
  10. Well, this looks a little bit like the Hohner headpiece which I've shown above… as not fitting. Where did you get that headpiece? If you want to use it anyway (and if the screw holes align to the existing holes), I'd use it with a shim. Just put a little bit of wood between the neck top and the headpiece.
  11. Correct. Two screws hold the headpiece, the truss rod nut is accessed through the middle hole.
  12. There is no bolt. There's just the nut on the truss rod (hex socket), accessible through the hole in the headpiece. Bernd
  13. That Hohner headpiece has different dimensions, won't fit on a Spirit. I made this comparison with a JCustom headpiece, which is made for Steinbergers (Spirit and Music Yo): Bernd
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    Hi Lorenzo, this guitar is listed as a "GMSTDBK", made on December 3, 1993. That model designation means a GM Standard with S-Trem, black, and most likely with passive Gibson pickups. These are the corresponding catalog pages from the 1994 catalog. Your guitar looks like the left guitar on the pic, correct? I'm not sure what you mean by "have the documentation paying for the trouble". If you need instructions for the S-Trem: go to http://www.steinbergerworld.com/ and click on "Technical info". There are 3 pages of instructions for the S-Trem. Apart from that there's no documenta
  15. Well, it's possible that the spring tab (on the bottom of the tremolo top) is severely bent or broken. You'll need to take the trem apart for checking it. For doing so, remove the strings and completely turn down the spring tension. Then you'll be able to pull the trem top a little bit backwards (away from the pivot posts) and then upwards. Take it off and inspect the spring tab and the pivot posts. These are examples for damage on both: Bent spring tab (with breaking as the next level of damage): Bent pivot posts: Post the pics of what you find… Regards, Bernd
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