'The point is simply to block your floating trem'. This was exactly my expectations of it. Nevermind the deep-c feature, if it was purely just a device to block your floating trem off, in my eyes it failed. Watch the demonstration video they provided on youtube. A slogan they use is 'Tremol-no: making the hardtail obsolete one trem at a time'. The also mention if you break a string it won't affect the rest of the strings. Right here I expect it to work like a hardtail, when you detune a hardtail, does the hardtail move? So I expect this product to do almost the same (to within the realms of reality). Before I bought this product I read tonnes of reviews and feedback, unfortunately not once did I read about the screw mechanism being weak. This is where I also read that you can even take off all the strings too restring and it'll hold. I thought wow this thing is a godsend. Evidently it can't do that and even you said so that you need to be careful. I doubt you could take off all strings, I doubt you could take off more than 1 string (The one I have wouldn't even come close to that).
lol pretty interesting though as I was watching the demonstration video again, I read some of the comments:
Even more interesting is this quote from the guy who invented it:Mthooz says:
Yeah - the strength of the screws is pretty weak - you really have to make sure you don't bump the bridge when you are in hard tail mode otherwise the clamp will slip... and yeah you either get stuck in the wrong tuning or you lose hard tail mode.
The clamp just does not hold on tight enough.
Anyone of the designers or sellers of the tremolno care to comment or give advice about this??????
@Mthooz i just installed mine. It works but not as well as I had hoped. If your in dive only and pull up on accident it gets moved out of position and if your in hardtail and bump it then it gets stuck in the wrong tuning until you pull up a little. It seems like you have to be careful and probably remove the tremolo bar if your in hardtail.
It's statements like this that give you high expectations.The T-No can hold a great amount of tension. You should have no
problem drop-tuning 2 full steps. If the thumbscrews slip, you can use the
set screws (included). In tests, the thumbscrews held a 7-string Ibanez
Universe with a .068 Low B string, dropped a full step.
Yeh I'm not sending it back, I got it shipped from AllParts from the states. I don't even wanna think about getting that organized.
However, I believe that what I expected of this product is not impossible (infact it's totally realistic). The design just needs to be rethought. When I play guitar I expect the best, if I'm trying to be creative and get into something musically I don't want my focus to be on my equipment. The equipment should perform the way it's advertised and I accept nothing less.