Is Kahler better than Floyd Rose?

In short: Floyd Rose double-locking tremolos are more popular in general and more widespread in different genres whereas Kahler is more popular in metal genres. However, Floyd Rose licenses their system for manufacturing by many different entities.

Are Kahler tremolos good?

Because of its sheer mass, the Kahler has a desirable sustain and works very well. Its tremolo is cam-oriented: a single cylindrical cam rotates within the housing. It can be best described as a moving tailpiece in which the strings pass through rollers on the saddles that don’t bear any friction.

What is a Kahler on a guitar?

The Kahler Tremolo System is an electric guitar bridge with a cam operated vibrato arm system. The original flat mount and stud mount models were invented and patented by Dave Storey and licensed to Gary Kahler.

Can you replace a Floyd Rose with a Kahler?

That said, you can buy adapter plates that will cover the Floyd Rose rout, and then you can mount the Kahler to that. They’ve been availablle for years.

What is better than a Floyd Rose?

The Kahler Tremolo is the most popular alternative to Floyd Rose bridges because it has a double-locking feature (when combined with their locking nuts) that does not allow the strings to go out of tune, and can perform the same extreme pitch bends that the Floyd Rose is known for.

Do Kahler tremolos stay in tune?

Kahler tremolo systems, when setup properly, are notorious for staying in tune no matter how you abuse them. But heavy tremolo use and carpet bombing techniques can eventually wear down even the best metals.

When did the Kahler tremolo come out?

It isn’t until 1981 that American Precision Metal Works Inc., a division of Kahler Systems International; unveils the Kahler tremolo as we know it today. Timing could not have been better as there was a genuine surge of interest in the electric guitar.

How do you Intonate Kahler?

Kahler: Intonation Basics

  1. 1) Switch to the neck pickup and max out the volume.
  2. 2) Tune your guitar to standard 440 tuning using an electronic guitar tuner.
  3. 3) Once tuned, lightly touch your finger on the small E string right over the 12th fret and strike it for a harmonic sound.
  4. 4) Next, actually play the 12th fret.

When was the Kahler Tremolo invented?

The CAM-OPERATED TREMOLO BRIDGE SYSTEM is often referred to as the ‘original KAHLER® system. Introduced in 1985, this patented KAHLER® design made history as the first widely accepted alternative to traditionally styled fulcrum tremolo bridge systems.

How do you turn a Floyd Rose into a hardtail?

How To Hardtail A Floyd Rose

  1. Step 1 – Remove The Rear Cavity Cover.
  2. Step 2 – Remove The Strings.
  3. Step 3 – Loosen The Tremolo Spring Screws.
  4. Step 4 – Measure The Gap Between The Tremolo Block And The Base Of The Cavity.
  5. Step 5 – Prepare Your Wooden Block.
  6. Step 6 – Finish The Block.
  7. Step 7 – Install The Block.