What is a Tremol-No™ ?
A- The Tremol-No™ is a patented
device that is added to an electric guitar equipped with a tremolo/vibrato
unit. It allows guitarists to turn their tremolo unit "on" (so
they can raise or lower the pitch of the note with the tremolo unit)
or "off" (where the
tremolo unit doesn't move at all; no lowering or raising of the note pitch
via the tremolo system).
Will the Tremol-No™ fit on any/all guitars?
Tremol-No™ will work on almost every tremolo equipped guitar
built since 1954. The rule of thumb is: If you've got 2, 3, 4 or 5 springs
in the back of your guitar, you can probably install a Tremol-No™ in
If you have questions about a certain trem, or something that's non-standard,
please feel free to contact us. Include front and back pictures of the
guitar and of the tremolo unit.
Q- What the heck is the "Deep-C™"?
A- The Deep-C™ is an accessory that
comes with every Tremol-No™ unit.
When locked in place, the Deep-C™ allows full floating
tremolos to function as 'dive-only' tremolos. Just like the Tremol-No™,
it installs with no modifications to the guitar, and can be slipped on
in under a minute. For example, your fully floating trem can now be full
floating, or 'dive-only', or hardtail. Changing between the three takes
Q- I'm a 7-string player.
Will the Tremol-No™ work
on my guitar?
A- Oh yeah.
Q- Are there different models for different tremolo systems?
A- Yes. There are (3) models available to
fit almost any guitar with a trem. To find out which model works with your tremolo system, click here.
In the future, we plan on releasing
models specifically designed for certain tremolos.
The Tremol-No™ will work on almost every trem except: Steinberger™,
some Parker™ trems , Bigsby™, Wonderbar™, and Kahler™ 'flat
Q- Why do I want a Tremol-No™?
A- The Tremol-No™ was designed with
the 'all-around' player in mind.
If you love your tremolo unit, but hate it when double-stops and other
pedal steel-type licks don't come out in tune because of the trem, then
the Tremol-No™ is the answer.
If you love the feel and/or tone of your favorite electric, but wish
it was a hardtail (or 'dive-only') instead, then the Tremol-No™ is
When the Tremol-No™ is locked, you will not only increase sustain,
but also expect an improvement in overall tone as well.
With a Tremol-No™ installed, you can now do all your favorite alternate
tunings on guitars you previously couldn't. Yes- even those with full
floating trems. Add a Deep-C™ on, and you can drop tune, while
still having 'dive-only' trem use.
Last, but certainly not least, is in the event of a string break if your
Tremol-No™ and/or Deep-C™ are locked, you'll remain in tune.
Q- It looks complicated.
Am I going to have to have a tech install the Tremol-No™ for
A- I don't know your personal technical
skills, but if you can change the strings on your guitar, you can probably
install a Tremol-No™ unit
without any difficulty. It requires only simple tools and about 15-20
Q- I've seen the other
'trem blocking' things out there. Do I have to drill, route out, sand,
start new screw holes, or use double-stick tape with the Tremol-No™ unit?
A- Absolutely Not! The Tremol-No™ will
install with no drilling, no routing, no sanding, no pilot holes, nor
any double-stick tape. It is designed to be installed without any modifications
to the guitar. Put it on your rare '57, or on your new $99 super-store
special. It can be installed, and removed, non-invasively.
a comparison chart of the Tremol-No™ and some other trem blocking
products, click here.
Q- Will the Tremol-No™ affect
the 'feel' of my trem unit?
A- No. Unlike some other trem-blocking
devices out there, the Tremol-No™ is
not spring-loaded so it won't change how your trem feels when you use
Q- I like what I see
and hear so far. Where can I buy a Tremol-No™ for
A- All (3) models are available from
AllParts as well as from any of their dealers and distributors worldwide.
Click on the "Where
To Buy" link at the top of the page for a listing
of US and International distributors and dealers.
Q- I want to be a Tremol-No™ endorsee.
How do I become one?
(Actual emails: "I can play way
better than XXXX and YYYY. Gimme one.", "I eat guys like
Paul Gilbert for breakfast, and right now I'm *very hungry*...")
A- Click the link at the bottom of the
page entitled "Employment & Endorsements " and
follow the instructions. There are an extremely limited number of available
units, so make it count folks.
Q- That's all well & good, but can the Tremol-No™ open
A- I'm glad you asked. Click Here to
Tremol-No is a registered trademark of Tremol-No, LLC
Deep-C is a registered trademark of Tremol-No, LLC
Bigsby is a registered trademark of Bigsby Accessories
Fender is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instrument Corp.
Ibanez is a registered trademark of Hoshino-Gakki Ltd., Japan
Kahler is a registered trademark of American Precision Metalworks
Parker is a registered trademark of Parker Guitars
Steinberger is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp.
Wilkinson is a registered trademark of Gotoh
Wonderbar is a registered trademark of Washburn International
Paul Gilbert is just plain cool.