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Has anyone ever heard of the Shift 2001 Tremolo? I picked up an old Aria Pro II and it had one of these installed on it. The guitar also came with its original bridge. I've never heard of this tremolo b4, just wondering if anyone had.
 
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dachrist said:
Has anyone ever heard of the Shift 2001 Tremolo? I picked up an old Aria Pro II and it had one of these installed on it. The guitar also came with its original bridge. I've never heard of this tremolo b4, just wondering if anyone had.

Hi!

Yes, I own one and have used it for many years. It´s a fantastic type of tremolo bridge because it gives you possibility to use the function of a tremolo but without the disadvantages of cutting a big hole in your guitar. I use it on my own home buildt guitar, and the criteria was to save as much wood as possible and thereby tone. The Shift 2001 fulfilled my purposes in every way.

I may also add that it allows much larger adjustements than my Schaller Floyd Rose ever did, (It is now broken and thrown out...) and for me that´s good, since I´m not a very good guitar builder and therefor need all adjustement options i can get. ;-)

But, as a tremolo it also has its limits. Bending yor tone down (forward action) is not a problem and it always find its way back to perfect pitch. But bending to a higher tone (backward action) is very limited and not nearly as good as on a Floyd Rose type of bridge.

At last I feel I must add that the Shift 2001 is built with excellent quality and craftsmanship. I´m a very happy and satisfied owner.

I Thank you for reading this. / Copperhead :jam:
 
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