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Do the JT models have a Tremolo?

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Hi, Do the JT models have a tremolo? The pictures seem to show a hole for the tremolo but I don't see any with a tremolo bar attached...

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It's a retro-fit that if done right, like it is here, works well.

I've played one his,... pretty good.

 

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And to be a real nit-picking-A-hole, it’s a Vibrato mechanism.  

 

Vibrato is a periodic variation in the pitch (frequency) of a musical note.  String tension up, string tension down like a floating guitar bridge/tailpiece = vibrato.

 

In a sane and orderly electric guitar world, Tremolo describes a periodic variation in volume.  Play something that rings/sustains and roll your volume control up/down while it decays.  That's Tremolo in the guitar sense.  

 

It’s very common and widespread to mix up using these terms.  I would place most of the blame on early guitar amp makers using the term Vibrato to describe some of their amp models, built-in effects.  

 

Analog, vacuum tube circuits find it very very difficult to create true Vibrato (pitch) effect.  I believe only one tube Amp maker ever employed a true vibrato effect?  Magnatone, IIRC?  

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On March 26, 2018 at 9:12 AM, jerseyboy said:

And to be a real nit-picking-A-hole, it’s a Vibrato mechanism.  

 

In a sane and orderly electric guitar world, Tremolo describes a periodic variation in volume. 

 

True... However, the electric guitar world is anything but sane and orderly. Hence the term "whammy bar" : )

 

Ooops! I almost forgot. The JTV-59 doesn't have one... and in my most humble opinion, it's far too sleek and sexy looking for a bulky Bigsby. A lever-operated digital "whammy circuit" would be nice though. You could dive-bomb for hours without tuning problems. Maybe one day...

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