You wanted a floating bridge that did not force you to drill into or modify your beloved ST guitar, so we did it. You desired a vibrato bridge that did not stick out more than the original bridge, and here it is. You imagined total freedom of movement and a whammy bar that never caused bother and here it is. You fantasized about a tremolo free of unwanted noises and now that dream has come true. You wanted to get rid of the hassle of microtuners. You have it. Welcome to the VT1 UltraTrem: the tremolo, reinvented.
The patented VT system (ES 1119430 U) is based on two basic principles: the adaptation of the bridge dimensions to the existing standard cavity in the ST models and the bridge pivoting system. Adapting the dimensions aims to allow the bridge to freely enter into the cavity of the guitar body by pulling the whammy bar back (tensioning the strings) and requires a redesign of the complete assembly (saddles, plate and block). To optimize the movement of the bridge, the pivotal center of action has been changed by adding a part (fulcrum) that replaced the traditional concept of support on screws, giving more amplitude to that movement. The shape of the point of support of the plate on the fulcrum has also been changed, minimizing friction, which is practically non-existent. The result is a homogeneous action very pleasing to the musical performance totally free of unwanted noises. (It is recommended to use low friction nuts and locking tuners).
Your beloved ST, unspoiled
If you have looked into it, you will know that up until today, mounting your floating bridge on an ST type guitar meant that you always needed to modify, and this meant drilling new holes, and screwing into the original bridge cavity. For this reason, Vega-Trem invented the VT1 UltraTrem. That means not having to drill, sand, or enlarge anything, since it fits perfectly into the original cavity.
Made in Europe
The quality of a VT1 UltraTrem bridge is born not only of a particularly reliable and robust design, but also of the exceptionally reliable manufacturing process. All of its components are made of high-quality stainless steel, even the block is made of galvanized steel. We manufacture in Europe with the same materials, quality, process and precision control used in the manufacturing of surgical materials.