kramer baretta special mods

The tremolo is unusable as it will go out of tune with any use, but as I don’t use a tremolo this was no issue for me. The 35 Best Electric Guitars – Your Guide To A Great Sounding Instrument, The 43 Best Acoustic Guitars – Great Sounding Instruments In Every Price Range. The body and neck are top quality. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Privacy Policy | This item is out of stock, but we build most left-handed guitars on demand. Just one thing about the review I didn’t care about…the title…a Glam Metal machine?! Please check the fields highlighted in red.

IMO it makes little sense to waste a Floyd on a guitar which is cheaper than the trem alone. I love this guitar. This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. by 80sChris » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:14 pm, Post I always wanted a superstrat style Kramer as I love all those hair metal 80's bands. Still, the guitar does come stocked with premium 14:1 die-cast tuners in a six-in-line configuration, which gives the guitar decent tuning stability.

Kramer Bullet with Baretta Special in White. Thanks for the review. Re: Baretta Special Floyd Rose Mod Post by marsmountain » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:04 am _xxx_ wrote: ↑ Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:40 pm IMO it makes little sense to waste a Floyd on a guitar which is cheaper than the trem alone. Were you trying to strip-strip or just scuff the paint job for primer/new paint adhesion? I’ve owned a Kramer Beretta Special for about a couple years now.

by KickstartMyHeart » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:08 am, Post

Anyone swapped out the stock Kramer Baretta Special trem with something better? Thanks everyone, it'll get here tomorrow and I can't wait to get to work on it. by PrimalScream91 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:13 pm, Post We move onto the electronics of this guitar and there’s no surprise to see just the one pickup, as is custom on a Baretta. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to our I’m happy to say I still own that guitar. by 80sChris » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:57 pm, Post Today I got my Kramer Baretta Special back from my guitar tech, he put on a new neck and installed a Floyd Rose, since the guitar originally came with a vintage tremolo. So easy fix. I remember the first Kramer I owned, it was an ’87 Aerostar ZX30 I got off a bud in ’89. On this you’ll find a rosewood fretboard, 22 medium-jumbo frets, and white dot inlays. I look at the Special as an almost perfect platform for modding / upgrading. Playing through a 1980 Marshall 2204 half-stack or a Bugera 1960 Infinium, this axe wreaks of 80’s-90’s hard rock, but still is as gentle as a lamb when the volume is dropped back. I’m happy to say I still own that guitar. Free shipping! by marsmountain » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:00 am, Post Kramer Forum - dedicated to Kramer guitars and basses, instruments for rock musicians. And even though this Indonesian-made reissue is a far cry from the custom shop New Jersey-built model, it still offers great appeal to shredders on a budget. Choosing a guitar and learning how to play can be overwhelming. Getting a nut made that screws straight on would be the cool way to do it.

Close. Simple. I'm looking for an advice which of this options would be better. Mint items are in essentially new original condition but have been opened or played.

If you do go with a behind the nut lock, i recommend a graphtech nut or something because that is the only real point of friction left. Not overly midrangy. I may put the treble bleed cap on a push-pull pot in the future for the rare times I play clean with this beast. by menace » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:43 am, Post by sixstring » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:56 pm, Post The 24 Best Bass Guitars In Today’s Market – What Makes a Good Sounding Instrument?

What the single humbucker may lack in versatility, it makes up for by providing pure high-output rock tones, and is perfect for ‘80s metal or classic rock.

It’s pretty no-nonsense, looking cool in its two-tone zebra design and angled position., (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Does anyone have any tips on how to install the locking nut?

by sixstring » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:20 pm, Post I'm not actually much into shreddy playing styles, but I've always had a soft spot for the looks of a Baretta. Killer review. Posted by 1 year ago. Don’t know why people want to change the pickup it sounds fine.

This is good for Metallica and Thrash Metal covers ?? I prefer to play my Les Pauls, but when I need to get my 80s/90s hard rock and metal on, this is my go-to rock guitar.

When I play it through the full Marshall stack, it gives me goosebumps. Post

If you use on you can have a licking nut installed it’s not that expensive. Um, no. I didn’t care for the “treble bleed” cap when playing with distortion, so I clipped off one leg of the cap. The humbucker is controlled by a single master volume control knob – no tone controls, coil-splitting or other gizmos. I remember the first Kramer I owned, it was an ’87 Aerostar ZX30 I got off a bud in ’89. Your email address will not be published. How about the sound? I made a jig that holds the neck in place and allows the router to pass over the head stock and cut the "shelf". Post Use a piece of maple to build the nut shelf. Hello! by sixstring » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:44 pm, Post The Pot is absolute junk, the pickup so-so, kind of muddy. Is it an 80s Baretta or a MusicYo Baretta? Got a Special coming to me on Tuesday and I am going to put a floyd on it. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising

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I'd rather build up a shelf for the nut rather than route down to create the width for a nut and put a shim in. ... 24x768.jpg,, Your email address will not be published. by sixstring » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:34 pm, Post The Baretta Special does have some good hardware though – namely the vintage-style tremolo bridge with a whammy bar – an essential feature for van Halen fans. Like new Baretta Special with new upgraded roller bridge, Dimarzio Drop Sonic pickup and Schaller locking tuners. That'll probably change when the maple board Barettas come out. We are your new best friend when it comes to guitars, gear, lessons and everything else that goes with the greatest musical instrument in the world! Before: (I don't have any ok pics from before, so here you go with a product pic.) “Nadine” is still rockin’. Just picked up a cheap white Kramer Baretta Special (looks very close to the Eddie Baretta ad where Ed is holding the white Baretta with the rosewood fret board). by marsmountain » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:53 pm, Post Whether a beginner or experienced shredder, everyone with a little van Halen in their hearts will love this affordable machine.

The wonders of CNC milling… The frets came polished and dressed very nicely with no sharp edges whatsoever. It’s a shame there’s no locking nut, as huge divebombs are notoriously bad for your tuning, but for such an affordable guitar you can’t expect too much. When I received my Special, I changed the strings to Ernie Ball “Regular Slinky”, loosened the truss rod a quarter turn , lowered the action to 3/64″ at the 12th fret (capo at the 1st fret), and the pickup to 4/64″ from the strings at the last fret. It’s really not good. ... ter#p22172.

The Baretta manages to combine an instantly familiar minimalist style with a little flair. This guitar is only a few months old. ). by _xxx_ » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:40 pm, Post Whatever p/u they are using, it sounds great.

The shredder-friendly 25.5” scale length guitar comes in two flavors – Black or Vintage White, both in high gloss finishes, with the distinctive ‘hockey stick’ headstock that bears the Kramer logo. For more info about the Kramer Baretta Special, click here. Pink is OK but with gold hardware. No baby blue pickguard? However if it worked for van Halen, it’ll certainly work for you! But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd. We’ll see. In ’93 I modded it with a Schaller locking trem and a SD “Pearly Gates”. Special makes sense, that will keep the costs reasonable. Figured this thread wasn't too old to bring back up to the top! Our expert team will guide you with gear reviews, lessons and advice to help make your guitar life a little easier and more enjoyable.


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