Questions about model designation and general dimensions:
Which guitars fit the CSL 2:22 based tremolos?
CSL 2:22 based tremolos generally fit guitars based on the American Standard two-point tremolo 2.22″ stud width — fits 2.20 [55.84mm] to 2.26 [57.25mm] and vintage tremolo pocket dimensions — the Global Tuner and Global Tuner Pro may require larger pockets more often seen in modern guitars.
Which guitars fit the CSL Sophia 2:92 based tremolos?
CSL 2:92 based tremolos generally fit guitars with minimal stud width variances from OFR spec [2.915″] and traditional tremolo pocket dimensions — the Global Tuner and Global Tuner Pro benefit from larger modern tremolo pockets like OFR Pro routings, etc.
Which guitars fit the surface mount CSL Sophia 3:22 fulcrum tremolo?
CSL 3:22 surface mount tremolo generally fits guitars with the traditional Gibson-style 4-post TOM/Stop Tailpiece dimensions.
Do you have a stationary bridge for the locking Deluxe bridge elements or the Macro-tuners?
Yes, the CSL Sophia 3:44 is a surface mount bridge tailpiece that generally fits guitars with the traditional Gibson-style 4-post TOM/Stop Tailpiece dimensions — due early 2017.
The CSL Sophia 4:44 is a surface mount bridge tailpiece that generally fits guitars with flat tops and secured with wood screws — due early 2017.
Locking Macro-Tuner and Deluxe Bridge elements Questions:
What’s the Macro-tuner?
The Macro-tuner its a self-contained full range tuner, headless guitar capable, that includes an internal string clamp. Be sure to clamp, like any other locking setup, before tuning — in this case, to avoid jamming the setscrew!
What do you mean you can adjust the feel of the Macro-tuner?
The internal tuning pin has a huge range …. adjusting the pin closer to the nose slot will tighten the feel since the clamp is very close to the Intonation Point, like a normal locking tremolo; adjusting the pin further away loosens the feel in the direction of a string thru Strat-style spring block, for example…
Can you explain the Dual-loading feature on the Macro-Tuner and Deluxe Bridge elements?
CSL Macro-tuners threads strings through the knob without cutting the ball-end off or through the nose slot for larger diameter plain core strings before clamping…
In the same way, the Deluxe Bridge elements feature loading the string [up to approx, .052 diameter] through the trailing-end to secure the ball end or threading the plain end through the nose slot before clamping.
CSL has tested up to .060 diameter inserted through the .0781 [2mm] wide nose slot and clamped….. .080 with a .040-ish taper will install
Integrated Spring Blocks/Global Tuner/Global Tuner Pro Questions:
What is the advantage of the Stainless Steel and Brass in your Global Tuner and Global Tuner Pro?
CSL feel that adding stainless steel to brass oversized spring block add a high-end definition hard to replace otherwise — its “Hi-fi”, for some!
What’s the Global Tuner do?
The Global Tuner provides two alternative setups: 1) either dial the spring holder close to the base, about .020 ~ .030″ for subtle adjustments over time to initial position or 2) dial and lock the spring holder in a position against the inner tremolo pocket as an adjustable Tremolo Stop.
How is the Global Tuner Pro different from the Global Tuner?
Global Tuner Pro Setup Tip
Does it go out of tune when you break a string?
What’s the 83001 Coupling Stabilizer?
CSL introduces a flat spring to limit the original springs to enforce Initial Position for double stops and CSL Drop Tuner — positioned between the base plate and spring block as a non-adjustable, non destructive install — accurate returns from lower pitches only….
What’s the CSL Intonation Extender Plate for and can I take it out?
If your instrument can be intonated without the plate, it can be removed.
The CSL Intonation Extender Plate is 2mm thick [v. OFR 1mm reinforcement arrangement] for a 1mm differential in the distance from the bottom of the base plate to the end of the spring block from vintage spec…
The Thumbwheel on a Global Tuner / GT Pro increases that to 2mm further than an OFR counterpart with the same size spring block, 32, 37 or 42mm.