Cherryburst Posted September 4, 2007 Report Share Posted September 4, 2007 As best I can tell, tremolos that have 2-point edges are supposed to have those edges heat hardened much like what's done with a sword, right? (To keep them from going dull, thus out of tune) Heat until red-hot, then plunge into water. I made an earlier post in which we determined that the pivots in the Fender Amer Standard 2-point are NOT done like this. They may call it "hard steel" or whatever but it's not truly heat hardened like an OFR or Ibanez Edge trem is. Now consider a lot of those cheap licensed Floyd or Wilkinson trems you see on Ebay. They make general claims of "hardened steel" but are they truly heat hardened 2-point edges like they should be? Same for the posts- are they heat treated to be as hard as possible? What if one were to take one of these cheap trems, apply the flame from a small Propane torch to each edge until red hot, then plunge into water (like a sword). Same for the posts. Would that be a reasonable inexpensive way to gaurantee that those edges are properly hardened? It sounds crazy, but would that work? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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