The StepMax Tremolo is a modernized direct replacement for the *Stratocaster bend bar system although it can be used on other solid body guitars. This Tremolo system has been engineered in such a way that greater upward and downward bending range has been improved upon compared to the Stratocaster stock Tremolo. The Tremolo is mounted flush to the body which provides greater sustain and tuning stability. There are two holes in which the trem-arm can be located, providing a different feel determined by the guitarists personal preference.
The StepMax is a non-floating system which allows not only downward bending but also upward bending. This dual-action design uses a cam driven mechanism to pull the saddles straight back when bending the tremolo upward. There is a step adjustment screw located on the back of the unit that lets you preset the amount the tremolo can be pulled in the upward position. The step adjustment screw can also be screwed all the way in so that the tremolo is locked from bending upward.
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