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Wilkinson Trem Installation Instructions

Postby lefty6string » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:50 am

Anyone have any? Working on a Bolt + Kit. The trem only comes with ADJUSTMENT instructions. I guess Carvin assumes everyone knows how to install it. Anyone help?

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re: Wilkinson Trem Installation Instructions

Postby wickid » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:25 pm


I'm not sure if this info is where I'm referencing, but have you checked out the Carvin Service link, Manuals, then look around at the Guitar category? Thats where I found most of the Carvin schematics too.
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re: Wilkinson Trem Installation Instructions

Postby lefty6string » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:26 pm

Tried that. The only thing there is what came in the package which is how to adjust it.

Carvin makes great products by I can't get over the lack if valid instructions with their kits. This is my first build and I have never built a guitar before. They really need help in that department.

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re: Wilkinson Trem Installation Instructions

Postby lefty6string » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:14 am

I figured this out but it would have been nice to know that I needed to pound in the screw studs before I put the finish on the guitar.

INSTRUCTIONS!!!

They really need to get better.

I'm sure I will have more questions with strings and setup coming next.

Thanks all.

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Re: re: Wilkinson Trem Installation Instructions

Postby wickid » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:42 pm

lefty6string wrote:I figured this out but it would have been nice to know that I needed to pound in the screw studs before I put the finish on the guitar.

INSTRUCTIONS!!!

They really need to get better.

I'm sure I will have more questions with strings and setup coming next.

Thanks all.


I was going to suggest calling them to send or email you instructions, as I coulda swore they had bolt kit instructions for just that. They're obviously not online in their manuals - which would be nice. Good suggestion fodder.
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Re: re: Wilkinson Trem Installation Instructions

Postby Stone Temple Pinot » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:34 am

lefty6string wrote:I figured this out but it would have been nice to know that I needed to pound in the screw studs before I put the finish on the guitar.

INSTRUCTIONS!!!

They really need to get better.

I'm sure I will have more questions with strings and setup coming next.

Thanks all.


You don't have to pound those studs in before finishing.

STP

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Re: re: Wilkinson Trem Installation Instructions

Postby lefty6string » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:07 pm

Stone Temple Pinot wrote:
lefty6string wrote:I figured this out but it would have been nice to know that I needed to pound in the screw studs before I put the finish on the guitar.

INSTRUCTIONS!!!

They really need to get better.

I'm sure I will have more questions with strings and setup coming next.

Thanks all.


You don't have to pound those studs in before finishing.

STP


I installed them after finishing and it caused issues with the finish.

Im wide open to suggestions for my next one though.

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re: Wilkinson Trem Installation Instructions

Postby dan2619 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:09 pm

If you've never worked with a wilky before, be sure to watch some videos about tuning it up and setting it up (either floating or not) before you begin. I had a wilky once and I put a wood biscuit in between the guitar and the sustain block to keep it from floating (making it dive only) and I had good results with that. But honestly I never even tried it floating since I had never worked with a wilky before and wasn't sure how I'd like it floating.


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