Trem King® TK-1 Fixed Bridge Vibrato System
TREM KING TK-1
Please Note We Will Only Accept Returns if The Item Has missing or broken Parts
as modifications will be needed to your Guitar to fit this Item. This is a Must Consideration before Purchasing Item
NEW FROM TREM KING
TK-1 FIXED BRIDGE VIBRATO SYSTEM
THAT STAYS IN TUNE
Fixed Bridge Vibrato
The newly patented TREM KING is a vibrato system for guitars that uses the fixed bridge concept. The bridge plate is fixed to the body of the guitar. The saddles are fixed to the bridge and do not move. The intonation point and string height never change as with many other designs. All the action happens inside the guitar. And the best part is NOTHING happens until you touch the vibrato bar.
The Vibrato Action
The bar inserts directly into the tone block for the best leverage. The tone block pivots back and forth to provide the vibrato action. The TREM KING is able to act as a fixed bridge because the critical balance of string tension versus spring pressure combined with the patented Tension Bar. The tone block only moves when the vibrato bar is moved. When you use the vibrato bar, the tension bar brings the tone block back to the same Zero Point time after time. Two springs are normally all that are necessary to provide this balance. This allows for very light (2 lbs.) pressure to actuate the vibrato. The feel is precise and smooth.
Get A Grip
Along with the exclusive Grip Tip Vibrato Bar that has an adjustable rubber tip, the TREM KING is a joy to play. There is no locking nut necessary on the TREM KING. You can drop tune and not have to re-tune all the other strings. If you break a string while playing, your guitar will stay in tune and you can finish the song. The strings are easily and quickly replaced by loading through the bottom of the tone block with no cutting or special tools necessary.
Trem King FAQ's
What is the difference with Trem-King tremolo than the others on the replacement market?
It stays in tune.
The Trem King is a fixed bridge. The intonation point never changes. Most other tremolos have a moving bridge, saddle, or both. The Trem King has a stabilizing system that brings the strings back to pitch every time. When you do double string bends the tone block does not move. You can drop tune to other keys, the other strings stay in tune. When a string breaks, the other strings will stay in tune. You can palm mute and strings will stay in tune.
Can the tremolo take heavy usage and stay in tune?
Yes, by it’s design the Trem King will stay in tune. The unit has no negative angles from string ball end to the saddles. The tone block is on a pivot pin and positioned behind the saddles. This is the only moving part on the tremolo. The bridge stabilizer is called the tension bar; this is the piece that controls the tone blocks position at all times.
Can the Trem-King be retro fit? Yes. The system was designed to drop in most guitars with an existing tremolo with minimal routing required. Routing inside the cavity is required for full tremolo action. Please see Installation Instructions.
What does the tremolo feel like?
The Trem King has a very controlled feel. The tremolo bar is mounted directly to the tone block between the E and B strings. The position of the bar and the tone block pivot pin mount give the tremolo a smooth and precise feel. When you operate the tremolo bar up or down, the pressure of the bar is the same, soft and smooth.
What kind of maintenance does the tremolo system need?
Periodically check the spring tension. If the system is not holding pitch, check the spring tension for the tone block and the tension bar. Adjust as necessary. Graphite pins in Saddles – The strings on a guitar with the Trem King could eventually wear a groove in the graphite pin in the saddle. Should this happen and the groove becomes too deep, remove the saddle from the bridge plate. Carefully tap the pin completely out one side of the saddle. Turn 180 degrees and re-insert carefully into the saddle. Replace saddle onto bridge plate and intonate.
***Routing is necessary on EVERY guitar when retrofitting types of vibrato systems. The routing necessary for a Trem King® installation is quite nominal compared to others.