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The Key

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A coveted tremolo tech tool returns! The Key makes intonating an Original Floyd Rose® tremolo easy and precise.

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Simply slip the Key into place over the string lock screw, loosen the saddle mounting screw, and enjoy fingertip control of the saddle position for accurate intonation.

The Key works with Original Floyd Rose design tremolos only. It won't work on Ibanez Edge, Ibanez Lo-Profile, or Schaller locking tremolos.

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The Key
The Key
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4 3-18-2012
bon outil pour l'intonation

ce petit outil simplifie enormément l'intonation d'une guitare avec un floyd...l'utilisation est simple, le seul petit probleme est qu'il faut passer la clé allen pour serrer-désserrer la vis qui bloque le pontet....mais le travail est réellement facilité et fait en une seule fois.

Saturate68  France
4 3-07-2012
Excelente herramienta

Muy buena herramienta, pero encuentro que es mucho mas efectiva trabajando con floyd rose originales, con lo licenciados no funciona muy bien debido a las dimensiones de estos.
Lo recomiendo

ACHguitars  Santiago, Chile Read my reviews (14)
5 1-03-2012
Great little tool

I read all of the reviews of this tool and bought it anyway; I'm glad I did. This tool works great. Of course you can do a setup without it, but it really does speed things up. If you understand what the tool is for then you can figure out how to use it just by looking at it. It works on original floyds and the floyd rose special too. By the way, the reviewer who thinks you should be able to use the tool without loosening the string keeping the string tuned to pitch must not understand that the pitch of a guitar string changes when the tension on that string changes...come on man!

Tie1onn  Newville, PA Read my reviews (5)
2 12-14-2011
Needs improvement

Great Idea, but needs improvement.Thumb wheel hard to turn when tuned to pitch(one review suggested you should loosen strings before adjusting,kinda defeats the idea)Clumsy to install and remove.

J.Stephens  Kennesaw, GA
1 12-14-2011
The key needs a tutorial video

A video showing how this tool works is needed. I don't understand how this makes intonating an original Floyd Rose easier. When the strings are under tension, loosening the nut clamp and using the key to intonate tends to "push" the saddle screw down instead of pushing the saddle forwards or backwards.

If you loosen the tension on the strings before you use the key, what is the point of the key? You might as well just move the saddle forward or back a millimeter at a time and retune until you get the intonation right. Maybe I don't understand how the key works, but from the other reviews it seems a lot of other people don't understand it either. It's Stew-Mac's job to make sure its customers understand the tools it sells. So lets see a tutorial video folks!

Griffin  United States
1 12-12-2011
It is not that it looks

The tool is not really practice, the intonation is more easy without it. The Key does not make a good job because when it is instalated in the Floyd Rose the tuner changes, the saddle is colocated in one different level, it makes that intonation change with The Key is putted and it is putted off.

Teo  colombia Read my reviews (6)
5 9-22-2011
The Key

The Key works great easy to use, fast, and reliable. When your working on an Original Floyd Rose(Style) equipped guitar do yourself a favor and use the key.

The Key 
5 9-22-2011
Un 10 para el servicio postventa

En su dia (4-22-2011) hice una valoración negativa del producto. Al cabo de unos dias recibi un correo pidiendo disculpas y indicandome que en breve recibiria un "The Key" nuevo sin coste alguno y pasados algunos dias recibie un "The Key" nuevo sin cargo. Todo y que haga el comentario ahora, el producto lo recibi hace bastante tiempo y todavia no lo he utilizado. No puedo valorar el producto al no haberlo utilizado, pero si que puedo dar un 10 al servicio de atención al cliente.

jordijordi  spain Read my reviews (2)
1 9-04-2011
Totally useless

Poor value for money. Waste of time and money totally useless, nonfunctional!

Luciano  Brasil
5 8-16-2011
The Key

If you use this tool correctly you achieve perfect intonation. Of course you have to loosen the string tension completely...would you actualy try moving the string saddles with your fingers at full string tension? Apparently some of the other reviewers would. This tool is great. It is not a tool that lets the user completely slack off!!! Wish they would develop one for ibanez lo pro trems. Final thought...godsend tool.

Dusty Holt  Akron Ohio Read my reviews (4)
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