tremolo arm on guitar


hi steve,
i’ve had the pleasure of seeing a bunch of your shows live & i keep up best as i can online with your journey, but i don’t think I’ve ever seen you use a tremolo arm on any of your guitars. is it because of the tuning instability variable it brings in to the mix? any insight appreciated.


warm regards.

Sashi, tamil nadu, india

One Thought on tremolo arm on guitar
    26 Apr 2022

    No, Sashi, it’s not a tuning stability issue, it’s just for most of my career my string gauge was too stiff to make use of a Fender trem.
    The big strings did make slide playing a little easier, so that’s how i scratched the ‘wobble’ itch. . mostly.
    I did play a few gigs in the years leading up to covid on my Mustang which does have a nice vibrato, but it was just a few tunes on a handful of gigs.

    now that I’ve abandoned the 14’s I’ll probably get to more whammy use in the future.
    I like the sound when other people do it, maybe I can still learn!

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