Hantug Custom Guitars & Parts of Turkey is selling the Hantug Titanium Double Locking Tremolo. It is available in 6 strings and seven strings models.
Hantug Custom Guitars & Parts is a part of “Eksen Savunma Havacılık & Medikal San. Tic. Ltd. Şti.” The production facility is located in Ankara, Turkey.
Turkey, as we all know is the source of one of the best cymbals in the world if not the best. The Zildjian Cymbals.
Hantug Custom Guitars & Parts is still has proven their worth as one of the suppliers of Titanium guitar parts.
The company is claiming they only use grade 5 Titanium on their guitar parts. This material is the factor produces the tonal clarity and the incredible sustain. Titanium has a lower internal damping factor steel and brass. It is the reason that the tremolos made out of Titanium produce incredible sustain. The strings vibration is not absorbed by the Titanium but transmitted to the other guitar parts.
The base design is centered around the Original Floyd Rose, but they added enhancements like the straight knife edge on the bass side. This feature is what I like compared to the TiSonix Floyd Rose Titanium Bridge. This design is very forgiving when you are replacing a tremolo. This tremolo is self-adjusting to the Tremolo post spacing, unlike the TiSonix Floyd Rose Titanium Tremolo where they require that the tremolo posts spacing are exact.
They incorporate a push-in tremolo arm design found on the Gotoh units. It is also one feature that is much better than the TiSonix Floyd Rose Titanium Tremolo.
It is amazing that Hantug is the only one producing the Titanium Double Locking Tremolo in a seven string model. It is a first in the world of titanium double locking tremolos. This model would be fascinating for the shredders. Even the TiSonix Floyd Rose Titanium Tremolo does not come in 7 string version.
These tremolos are designed for the 14 inches radiused necks which are fast necks ideal for shredders. Combine it with a seven string model in Titanium. This tremolo rocks.
The six string models come in different finishes. They have the plain, black anodized, gold anodized and the custom anodized. The seven string model comes only in plain finish Titanium.
All the models come with the Titanium Studs or the tremolo post , Titanium Spring Claw, Noiseless Springs. The Screws are Stainless Steel, not Titanium.
The Hantug Titanium double locking tremolo is manufactured to the highest standard. They can really take a beating and can last for years and years without any problem.
These are not cheap tremolos. They even cost more than the original TiSonix Floyd Rose Titanium Tremolo because the Titanium nut is sold separately.
Will I pick this instead of the Original TiSonix Floyd Rose Titanium Tremolo? I will pick the Hantug Titanium Double Locking Tremolo on any finish on the six string model and of course the seven string model even though it comes in plain finish only.
Wow! Ok. I have not used a locking tremolo in a while. Although, I have always been a fan. But, this article has sparked an interest in exploring the world of locking tremolos. Growing up I have used them all from FLoyd Rose, to Kahler, to Gotoh, to Ibanez edge and ZR tremolos. I had the pleasure of playing a guitar with a titanium tremolo once. It was a frankenstrat model made from different parts that a friend of mine owned. The guitar was extremely light and would never go out of tune. Would you know if the tremolo would work with a compound radius neck? What is the cost?
The Hantug Titanium Double Locking Tremolo will work with a compound radius neck without a problem. These guitar modifications cost a lot of money because it is made of titanium. It costs about $723 plus shipping.
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