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Offline ea7hj

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P-44 tremolo.
« on: August 25, 2015, 05:25:16 PM »
Hello.
I am new to the forum.
Greetings to all.
 
My problem is: I have a guitar Parker P-44.
The tremolo only moves downwards but not upwards. It is this normal ?. I think it is not.

Any help?.

Thanks in advance.
Regards.

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Offline Barry

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Re: P-44 tremolo.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 06:11:37 PM »
There really is no "normal" when it comes to a tremolo. It depends on your playing preference and how you set it up.

But generally speaking, most folks set the bridge to "float" slightly off the surface of the guitar, and roughly parallel to it. That allows a slight up pull if you wish, but the usual action is to drop the strings' tuning by pushing downwards.

Pulling up produces a sound similar to a string bend, but it's a bit harder to master. Is that what you're after?
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Offline ea7hj

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 07:23:23 AM »
Thanks Barry.

I found this by Musicman1

"The current P44 is set up electronically the same as a Nitefly M or Nitefly Mojo and I believe you can download the manuals for these gtrs.  Any of these manuals will help you.  The biggest difference is with the trems.  The P44 trem is a standard trem like a Fender would use.  It only allows downward movement. The neck adjustment is the same".

Question solved, I thing.

Many thanks.

Antonio - ea7hj

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Offline ea7hj

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 11:23:09 AM »
Hello again

All right. My head told me not to. This could not be.
I analyzed the mechanics of the  P-44 tremolo. I saw that it was very similar to the Fender guitars.
I went to youtube to find Tremolo Guitars Setup and so discovered my problem:
The springs are factory so tense that the bridge rests on the guitar and has no room to float.
Let's do it.
I loosened the springs tension until the rear of the bridge rose 3 mm. and "VOILA". The Tremolo rose and fell like I wanted.
Retuning the strings, check the auction, check tuning at the 12th fret and Happy Happy.
For the first time, my guitar was working to my liking.
I play music of The Shadows and instrumentals and tremolo/vibrato is necessary / indispensable.

Sorry for my length and my English. I am Spanish with English by Google.
I have posted this if it is helpful to someone.

Cheers

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 01:51:11 PM »
Happy to hear that you have the tremolo the way you like it!
Also nice to hear that you enjoy playing The Shadows. Good band.
God bless Google!  ;D
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