Gotoh/Wilkinson VS401 Tremolo System.
This is similar to the VS100 Gotoh/Wilkinson unit but with the added advantage of having a re-designed sustain block so that it retrofits an American Standard Fender Stratocaster or similar without any modification to the guitar body. The saddles are locked down to the baseplate, allowing the full transfer of the string vibrations into the whole bridge and increasing sustain. Even the steel sustain block string holes are positioned to help provide a more consistent angle over the saddles intonation point. Mounting posts with body inserts, springs, claw with screws, tremolo arm and allen keys are all included.
The tremolo arm screws in as per a traditional trem system however there is a small grub screw in the sustain block that is used to create the desired amount of tension - giving you the option of an arm that will fall away after use or stay exactly where you want it.
Not to be confused with the Wilkinson, budget line - the man himself, Trev Wilkinson, considers the Gotoh Wilkinson units to be his highest quality range.
To our valued customers,
We are closely monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 virus and taking every precaution to keep our employees & wider society safe during these unprecedented times. We all must do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus and exposure to our communities.
While we will be running with an extremely streamlined staff at the warehouse, our sales team will still be able to answer calls and e-mails from their homes. Therefore, at this time there will be no changes in order fulfilment, however there is the chance of slight shipping delays.
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedication, support and solidarity as we make our way through this difficult situation. We hope you all stay safe, healthy and keep the music playing.
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Any order placed before 3.00pm on a working day will generally be sent the same day. If the order is placed after 3.00pm on a weekday or anytime during the weekend or a public holiday we will send the order the next working day.
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PICKGUARDS: Do not remove the protective cover or place any components on this pickguard until you have made a "dry run" on the instrument. Make sure all mounting holes and pickup cuts are positioned correctly. Pickguard replacement warranty will be void if the protective cover has been removed. Removing the protective film means that the item is not in a re-saleable condition and therefore we cannot accept it back for a refund.
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