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Hipshot Trilogy Bridge

Hipshot Trilogy Bridge

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Published by: João Luz on May 25, 2011
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TRILOGYMULTIPLETUNINGBRIDGEMODELSTMB-1,TMB-2.,ANDTMB-3INSTALLATIONANDTUNINGINSTRUCTIONS
READCAREFULLY.UNDERSTANDTHESEINSTRUCTIONSBEFORESTARTING.
IMPORTANT!!WemanufactureseveraldifferentmodelsoftheTRILOGYMultipleTuningBridge.Besureyouhavetherightmodelforyourguitar.TMB-1fitsFenderAmericanStandardTeleandTele-styleguitarswhichusethreewoodscrewstomountthebridgetotheguitar.TMB-2fitstraditionalTele-styleguitarsusingfourwoodscrews.TMB-3fitsallStratandStratotypeguitars(tremoloandfixedbridges).
If
yourguitarhasatremolobridge,youmayneedTremAdapterBlockPart#603100.AlsoavailablearetheTMB-4forlapsteelandspecialguitarapplicationsandTMB-SwhichfitsDobro™andtrapeze-styletailpieces.
STEP1
installingthebridge
RemoveandreplaceyouroriginalbridgewiththeTRILOGY.Looselytwistyourguitar'sgroundleadtotheTRILOGYgroundlead.Don'tmakethisconnectionbulky,asitmustlayflatbetweenthebridgeandthetopfaceoftheguitar.ForTMB-1andTMB-2,useyouroriginalpickupmountingscrewsandsprings.ItisveryimportantthattheTRILOGYbeheldcompletelyflushagainstthefaceoftheguitar.Thisisac-complishedbythe2flathead#4woodscrews.(seeFig.1a.)
.FORTMB-3TREMOLOGUITARSONLY
Unscrewthesustainblockfromyourtremolo.LineuptheholepatternsoftheTRILOGYandyour
sustain
block.IFTHEHOLEPATTERNOFTHESUSTAINBLOCKDOESNOTMATCHTHETRILOGYHOLEPATTERN,YOUWILLHAVETOUSETREMADAPTORBLOCK#603100.
If
holepat-ternsmatch,proceedasfollows:usingtheflatheadmachinescrewsyou'vejustremoved,
fit
thesustainblocktotheTRILOGY.InstalltheTRILOGYwiththe2outerpivotscrewlocationsasperfig.1a.Attachnolessthan4(preferably5)tremolospringstothesustainblockandthespringclaw.Tightenthespringclawasfaraspossibleintotheguitar.
If
TRILOGYandsustainblockholepatternsdonotmatch,installthetremoloadaptorblockasperfig.lb.Besurethatthetopfaceoftheadaptorblockisflushorslightlylowerthanthesurfaceoftheguitar.Theblockmustnotextendbeyondthetopsurface.
If
itdoes,markandthenremovetheblockandflatsandorsquarelycutthefaceoftheadaptorblock.Reinstalladaptorblock.LineupthetwofrontholesoftheTRIL-OGYwiththetwooutertremolomountingholesinthebodyoftheguitar(fig.2).Installfhe2roundhead#8woodscrews.Removesaddles.Mark,drillpilotholes(usinga1/8"drillbit)andinstallthe3flathead#8woodscrewsintothetremoloadaptorblock.Takecaretolocatethepilotholesdeadcentersothattheflatheadwoodscrewswilltightendownsecurely.NowreplacesaddlesandproceedwithStep2..
Useyouroriginal3flatheadscrewstosecuretrilogytosustainblock.2roundhead#8screws(supplied).FitIntooutertremolopivotholes.ScrewIntremoloclawscrewsasfaraspossibleIntobodyofguitar.
/.-------1
Thesefiathead
#4
screwsareimportant,as.securingtheTRILOGYflushtothefaceoftheguitarImprovestuningstability.Useminimumof4/Originalsustainbloc(emovedtremolosprings.fromyourtremolo.Refittedto(preferrably5).
Figure1a.
BesureIrontfaceofadaptorblockcontactsfrontedgeoftremolocavity.TopsurfaceoftremoloadaptorblockmustbeevenwithorslightlylowerthanthefrontfaceofgUitar.IMPORTANT:LocatescrewholepositionssoyoudonotdamageInternalcomponentsorwiring.TremoloAdaptorBlock
Figure1b.
TREMOLOMOUNTINGHOLES:Use2roundhead#8woodscrews.(OmitscrewswhenInstallingonnontremologuitars.)Secureinrogybridgetoguitarusing3flathead#8woodscrewsTopview01TRILOGYbridge(TMB·3)withsaddlesremovedtoexpose#8flatheadscrews.
Figure2.
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TMB-3NON-TREMOLOGUITARS
Removesaddles.AttachTRILOGYwiththe3flathead#8woodscrews.Donotusethe2roundhead#8woodscrews.(seeFig.2).
It
isnotnecessarytodrillnewholesinyourguitar.Replacesaddles.ProceedwithStep2.
Threadthestringthroughasshownandrotatechangerdown.
STEP2
installingthestrings
Fliptheleversbackandrotatethechangerssotheyareperpendiculartothebaseplate.
Toinstallastring,firstflipallchangerleversbackforbetteraccess(fig.3),thenliftthechangeryouareplacingthestring
on
sothat
it
isperpendiculartothebaseplate.Threadthestringthroughuntiltheballendofthestringisclosetothehook.Lowerthechangerbackdowntoitsoriginalpositionandpullthestringtoseattheballsquarelyinthechangerhook-checkthatthestringwindingsarenotcaughtinthehooktokeeptheballfromseating.Windstringonpeg,proceedtoStep3.
STEP3
tuningmethods,tablesandinitialtuning
TheTRILOGYgivesyouthreetuningsperstring.Therearesixstrings,soyouhave3
6
or729possibletuningcombinations!Let'stakethisastepatatime,startingwithfig.4.Noticethateachchangerleverhas3positions.Whentheleversareinhighpitchposition
'H',
tunethestringwiththeinstrumentstuningpegs.Whenyouflipalevertomiddlepitchposition'M',thestringpitchwillbeloweredaspecificinterval,whichyouwillsetbyadjustingtuningscrew-M.Whenyouflipthelevertolowpitchposition'L'thestringdropstoitslowestpitch,whichyouwillsetbyadjustingtuningscrew-L.
I
CatchtheballofstringInDONOTcatchthestringhookasshown.wlndmgs.
Figure3.
HIGHPITCHPOSITION'H'MIDDLEPITCHPOSITION'M'LOWPITCHPOSITION'L'
\TUNINGSCREW-MAdjustusing
1/16"
allenwrench.(supplied)
~
TUNINGSCREW-LAdjustusing
1/16"
allenwrench.(supplied).TuneInthisposltlon,usingtheInstrument'stuningpegs.Foraccuratetuning,CAMFOOTandTIPoftuningscrewmustcontactbaseplatesimullaneously.Forsmoothaction,periodicallycleanandlightlylubricateleverandbaseplatecontactpoints.DONOToverlubricate.Foraccuratetuning,tuningscrew-mmustnotcontactbaseplate.
Figure4.
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