My '71 Yamaha SG-5a has a trem again!

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My '71 Yamaha SG-5a has a trem again!

Post by daisyglazer » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:19 pm

Thanks to some help from forum members, and especially to theworkoffire's thread on his own SG-5a, my recently purchased Yammy is all fixed up and has a working trem again!

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See all the pics on my Facebook page here:

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There will be more to come as I attempt to re-shield the body cavity once the paint arrives.

Whammy on!
Hey, this is fun!

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Re: My '71 Yamaha SG-5a has a trem again!

Post by windmill » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:09 am

looks good

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Re: My '71 Yamaha SG-5a has a trem again!

Post by rexter » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:56 am

Got to have that trem, great!

I played theworkoffire's SG5 briefly, they are amazing guitars. I can't think of anything else that it felt like really... Kind of like a super-precision-engineered JM perhaps – was a joy to play.

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Re: My '71 Yamaha SG-5a has a trem again!

Post by selectomatic » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:31 am

Congratulations! It's definitely worth the effort to get those Yamaha trems working again.

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Re: My '71 Yamaha SG-5a has a trem again!

Post by Gavanti » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:17 pm

Looks amazing, and thanks for posting the detailed photos of the collet adaptation. I have one that I may end up doing exactly the same with.

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Re: My '71 Yamaha SG-5a has a trem again!

Post by daisyglazer » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:21 pm

Thanks Gavanti, I was very keen to pass that along in hopes that it might help someone else!

And rexter, I totally agree with you: there's a unique feel to the Japanese guitars I've played, and especially this one (being the only one like it I've laid hands on). It's hard to describe, but man I love it!
Hey, this is fun!

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