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Golden Age Locking Tremolo System

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Golden Age Locking Tremolo System

About This Item

The most whammy per dollar!
All the functionality of the Floyd Rose®, for less than half the price.

All the dive-bombing, whammying and fine-tuning functionality of the Floyd Rose® (most of the parts are interchangeable), for less than half the price. The fully adjustable steel bridge includes arm, studs with bushings, brass sustain block, spring/claw assembly, steel R4-style locking nut with peghead string retainer bar, and Allen wrenches. The adjustable die-cast saddles are designed for plain-end string mounting, just like the original.

Retrofit your solidbody and save some serious cash!

Bridge specifications
String spread: 2-1/8" (53.97mm)
Saddle radius: 14" (355.60mm)
Minimum stud spacing: 2-15/16" (74.61mm)
Sustain block depth: 1-1/4" (31.75mm)
Studs and bushings: Black Allen-adjustable fine-thread studs, with 11/32" x 25/64" knurled brass bushings.
Use a 10mm drill bit to install the bushings.

Locking nut specifications
Width: R4-style 1-11/16" (42.86mm)
String spread: 1-7/16" (36.51mm)
Through-neck and top-mount attachment screws included

Peghead string retainer bar
Length: 1-29/32" (48.42mm)
Radius: 14"
Screw spacing: 1-1/8" (28.58mm)

Guitar body and neck routing may be required for installation.
To retrofit your Strat® or for a new solidbody installation, we recommend our Tremolo Mounting Templates for accurate results. This tremolo may not be a direct replacement for Ibanez, Jackson, Washburn or other locking tremolos.

Positioning the bridge
Find bridge placement for any scale with our free online tool fret position calculator.


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4.0

 5th place behind other models, but a quality trem at a good price. No cut sheets? -1 star

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Floyd Rose original was made bu Schaller for many years. Floyd Rose also took in a lot of contracts they could not fill, so Ibanez Edge Pro trems wound up being used instead. I'd put the Original Floyd Rose, Schaller, Ibanez Edge, & Gotoh all above the Golden Age, but they are all so close in quality it is kind of a non-issue. It's not the finest locking tremolo made, but these are darn good. I knocked off a star because Golden Age has no clear concise instructions on where to mount the studs. The parts are a tad rougher, but not nearly as bad as the budget Floyds. Actually the Ibanez Edge, Edge Pro, and other Ibanez tremolos based on the Floyd Rose seem to work better than the original FR. I get better stability, and sustain. The dimensions on these are funky unique too. A cut sheet with all dimensions, including post & saddle centers would be nice. Time will tell about the knife edges, string clamp blocks, etc. The arm is a tad floppy, and loose. I have been installing Floyds & Kahlers since I was given a NAMM demo guitar in the late 1970s. I have a signed Christmas card from The Kahlers that came with the guitar. The Floyd Rose is by far the more popular tremolo. They are both excellent in their own ways. Floyd Rose wound up being copied far more, and led to a plethora of poor quality junk products licensed by Floyd Rose. This tremolo is not junk, but it's not 5 star worthy either. For the money, it is a very good value though. Time will tell just how good it is. Even the best products will wear out. I have replaced a Spyder a for TRS Pros, and an Edge with these, so far. The changes in geometry make some guitars require higher action, and some I can lower the action, unless I move the posts.

5.0

Awesome Replacement

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Had a TRS-pro in a very beat up 1994 Yamaha RGX that had seen better days. Stripped screws, lots of body damage, scratches, dents, etc. Hard to find replacement parts for TRS. so I took a gamble on the this tremolo. Fits was nearly perfect and is holding tune almost perfect after playing with it for the last 30 days. I have several guitars with varying trems.. Yamaha RM-pro II, Floyd rose original, jackson licensed. The golden age is probably the closest to the Original Floyd Rose as far as quality and stability. I have yanked it every which way and is has kept perfect tune for me.
One thing I did notice, the tuning went flat after about a week. I adjusted the screws (at the claw) about 1/2 turn and was back in business. I am guessing the new strings may have stretched a bit? It has stayed nearly perfect since with very little fine tuning needed. I now have a shiny new daily player.
Will be definitely adding this to my next project guitar.

4.0

Exceeds expectations

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* DISCLAIMER: I have only had this tremolo installed for a week, with maybe 3 hours of playing time.*

I put this trem in a 1999 Ibanez RG350DX that was previously equipped with a Floyd Rose Special (FRS). Not only is the Golden Age tremolo a PERFECT fit for the cavity and top route, but the posts that ship with this trem also fit in the FRS bushings in the body. There's a very small amount of post play inside both the FRS bushings and the Golden Age bushings, but tuning stability and performance don't seem to be affected. The luthier who performed a setup on this guitar had no experience with the Golden Age brand, and with over 20 years experience, he told me he is very impressed with the trem and called it an exceptional value. To me, that says it all. I strongly recommend this product to any RG owner who wants to replace their worn-out Ibanez LO-TRS, LO-TRS II, or similar tremolo.

5.0

Replaced a Kahler Spider II with the golden age tremolo

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my golden age tremolo sounds awesome, not bad at all. After installation, and painstaking calibration, I played it every day for a week, and every day it stayed almost dead on in tune. Not crazy about the play in the tremolo arm itself, but, it can be bushed. all in all, it sounds clean, bright, and helps the Fender Prodigy sound full like it was supposed to sound in the first place. My Kahler Spider II always sounded dull and lifeless, even with new strings, i was always baffled. the golden age tremolo has caused me to fall in love with this guitar again, very impressed!

5.0

Got one, ready to buy another

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Replaced the flimsy FR-licenced thing on my jackson performer with one of these. Much more tone & sustain! Good construction too. Did need some extra routing onthe surface of the body, mind you, as it's a different size.

I think it's a great tremolo. Just contacted a guitarbuilder to have one installed on my parts strat, too.

Too bad sending it to The Netherlands (where I live) means a lot of p&p ànd import duties. But I still think it's worth the extra cost.

2.0

Don't plan on recessing it

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If you are planning to mount this on top of your guitar it should work, but if you want to recess it, be prepared to do extra routing yourself. It is wider than both the schaller and the floyd rose original, so it will not fit routes designed for either of those.

Also, you better hope you know what you are doing, because this is shipped as a few bags of parts, with no instructions or directions as to whether you should follow the schaller licensed or original floyd rose instructions which are widely available online. Even the stewmac fret position calculator doesn't tell you whether to mount the bridge the distance for a floyd rose original, or schaller.

The parts all seem to be of decent quality, but if I had it to do over again, I would have definitely chosen the schaller the first time.

5.0

Great trem

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Put one on my first guitar 2 years ago. It's one of my go to guitars and is played a lot. Trem has held up well. Easy to adjust. Looks good.

4.0

Excellent buy for the money!

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My old Schaller was just too far gone to deal with anymore, so I took a chance on one of these in Black. I am pleasantly surprised that many parts were interchangeable. The construction of this bridge isn't quite as "polished" as an original Floyd or Schaller bridge, but it is MUCH better than the crap licensed bridge that came with my Charvel. Overall, I am very happy with this bridge for what I paid for it! Even compared to the Schaller, it is not too bad at all!

5.0

BANG FOR THE BUCK.. PLUS, PLUS,PLUS !!!!

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I'd been looking for a system to put on our sub 1k guitars. Price is a factor to a lot of people and for a lot of reasons. I love the genuine Floyd, but remember they were built in Japan originally, and also in terms of design it really comes down to materials... as the patented fulcrum design is now decades old. This unit presents a high value based on that criteria. I have looked at a dozen different units.. this is the only one that felt heavy, and real! Even the FR Special, does not compare, the brass block makes all the difference. Some people here mentioned tuning issues? This locks down like any other FR, if you are having unusual tuning issues compared to the original check for burs on the studs or knife edges as there is no way IMHO, to attribute tuning irregularities to the unit itself. Thanks Stew Mac as Always

5.0

Very Nice

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Finally, an affordable Floyd Rose clone that isn't cheap pot metal junk. Have had no problems with this unit.

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