One does not simply flutter

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  1. trem licking

    trem licking SS.org Regular

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    lowest number of springs possible and lowest gauge strings you can stand will be the best scenario for the flutter. high mass trem via heavy block helps, and a tight bar is essential. 6 strings flutter best as already said but i've had an 8 string floyd fluttering like butter, so string number isn't the hugest factor. also, lube the knife edges with chapstic for overall better performance
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Maybe I should start a GoFundMe to see if I can raise enough money to do the study. I'd need four as-identical-as-possible trem-equipped guitars with different bridges, as well as three sets of strings for each, and multiple different springs. Then I'd have to do a shitload of fluttering and model the damping factors from the waveforms to see how well the theory matched the empirical data. It's probably cost a few grand and take at least several months to finish, though.
     
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    odibrom SS.org Regular

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    ... and you get to keep the guitars... best part of the deal! :D

    @trem licking, you're right on that part of keeping the arm tight and I follow the same idea

    ... now back to your (everyone) fluttering technique, how do you do it/relate to what I've posted before?
     

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