What kind of whammy bar did Eddie Van Halen use?

Floyd Rose tremolo
The Floyd Rose tremolo rose to popularity in the early 1980s. Many popular artists quickly adopted the device, making it difficult to measure how much each individual artist contributed to that popularity. Most sources consider Eddie Van Halen to be a pioneer of Floyd Rose usage.

Are all tremolo bars universal?

It’s all in the design of the tremolo system and its requirements. The unbent rod can be anywhere between 7.5 inches and 8.5 overall for guitar tremolos and up to 12 for bass tremolos. The butt end can be either square or rounded, threaded or grooved. The arm diameter can be 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm or 3/16, 7/32 or .

Can I put a tremolo bar on my guitar?

All tremolo systems have their quirks, whether you use a Bigsby, Floyd Rose, two-point synchronized, floating or what have you. But a new system says it can deliver perfect tuning and accurate pitch bends on any electric…or acoustic, for that matter.

How do I know what size my whammy bar is?

You will need to use calipers to measure the arm or the arm hole. Measure in mm if it’s a metric tremolo or in inches if it’s USA made. You can go to any machine shop or Fastenal store for the measurement. Your arm diameter choices are generally 5mm, 5.5mm or 6mm for metric and 3/16” or 1/4” for USA.

Is whammy bar vibrato or tremolo?

You may have heard whammy bars referred to as vibrato bars and tremolo bars interchangeably. Technically, tremolo is an oscillation of volume, and vibrato is an oscillation of the pitch itself. The terms are used synonymously, but the correct definition for the mechanism we’re talking about here is vibrato.

How do you put a whammy bar on a Ibanez?

Insert the tremolo arm into the arm socket and firmly push down until the arm snaps into place. Note: Both bushings should be completely hidden. To remove the tremolo arm, firmly hold the arm at the break over point (bend) and pull up until the arm is released.