Jump to content

Voting for March 2019's Guitar Of The Month is now open VOTE HERE
Entry for April 2019's Guitar Of The Month is now open - ENTER HERE

Difficulty: Beginner

Dress up your trem cavity!

Here is a quick and easy way to dress up that freshly-painted but ugly trem cavity or how to protect an existing one from harm if you're into serious pull-ups on the trem bar!

Grab a piece of paper and a pencil. Hold the paper securely over your trem cavity and rub the outline of your tremolo cavity using the side of the pencil lead. A softer pencil is safer than a harder lead.



Place your image over a piece of self adhesive felt. If you prefer the more "factory" look you can use a large piece of inner tube tire repair rubber.



Using scissors cut out your piece following the lines you created when you made your image. It's better to stray outside the lines than into them!



Place your cutout into the cavity to make sure it fits correctly. If it doesn't, remove it and trim the edge where it is bound up.



While it is in the cavity, flip your body over and mark along the edge where you need to trim off the excess with a pencil.



Grab your scissors and follow the line you just created....



Peel and stick - it's that simple!



Creative Commons Licence

Dress up your trem cavity! by Brian Calvert is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

  • AttributionYou must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Report Tutorial

User Feedback

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now