Pete Thorn has just previewed a new Wilkinson trem system on his own YouTube channel. This twin post trem looks and sounds super stable.
This new Trevor Wilkinson bridge system is a drop in replacement for the classic Gotoh 510 two-post bridge system, and Pete Thorn has been using a prototype for around six months on his Suhr signature model guitar.
During the video that Pete posted online he goes over its design and how Trev Wilkinson gave one to him a the NAMM show to try out. He has found it stays in tune like a Floyd Rose system, just without the need to cut off the ball ends off of your strings.
Another advantage is that you do not need a locking nut system and so you can use a regular nut with a set of decent locking tuners to keep your guitar in tune.
You can see a brief closeup of the bridge system’s saddles during the video and it is then you can see a locking hex nut on the bridge saddles. This is how this bridge keeps its stability.
A nice design and I love the fact that it will retrofit onto a standard two-post bridge system. Hopefully, we will see these being manufactured soon and in full production!
- Wilkinson Prototype with locking hex nuts: YouTube/Pete Thorn