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How Do You add the Whammy Bar? Answered

How does it connect to the body

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iamtoats (author)2009-07-04

You're better off buying a new guitar that comes with one... As GuardianFox said, It's really complicated...

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-06-27

A "Whammy Bar" is common lingo for a tremelo bridge. The "bar" itself is just a lever that is used to move the bridge.

If you don't have a lever, but your bridge has a hole in it where a lever might go, you probably have a tremelo bridge and you can just go out and buy a replacement lever at your music shop. Costs for that are minimal, starting at about $4 Canadian.

If you don't have a tremelo bridge, you can certainly change the bridge on your guitar. How difficult a project that is depends on the type of guitar you've got and what models of bridges you have available to you. Typically though, it's a project you should leave to the pros as it can involve cutting and it can require extreme precision.

I answered a similar question in more detail before, and I'd like to now refer you to that discussion for more information: https://www.instructables.com/answers/is_it_possible_to_make_and_install_a_whammy_bar_on/

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rickharris (author)2009-06-27

Buy the unit and screw to the guitar body.

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