- Vibrato arm
- Body inserts and posts
- Spring claw, springs and screws
- Allen keys
$124.99 – $144.99
The Wilkinson R series is our most comprehensive range of Vibrato bridges. The R series offers many of the upgrades that Trev Wilkinson has conceived to give you the best possible performance in a modern vibrato unit, while still retaining the essence of the original vibrato bridge created in the 1950’s.
The WVPTTS model R Series vibrato has many unique features within its design and is the only 2 pivot vibrato bridge available on the market with 3 compensated T style threaded bar steel saddles that can be strung either through the billet steel block, or top strung from the back of the vibrato bridge offering a different feel to each variant.
Developed on the groundbreaking Wilkinson VSV vibrato the WPTS also features our unique stagger drilling pattern which achieves a more consistent break angle for the strings over the intonation point, this feature combined with our deep drilled billet steel block aids considerably in the goal of creating a much more stable vibrato system and ultimately a more in tune instrument.
The Total control vibrato arm system is full of Wilkinson developed innovations that offer the player the ability to set the arm tension and arm height perfectly to their preferred feel. The internally threaded stainless-steel arm is anchored at the bottom of the vibrato arm hole by a matching thread screw/bolt, and held perfectly in the delrin sleeve that is inserted into the block and which can be tensioned from the rear of the block, the stability of this system gives the player instantaneous control with no arm lag.
The knife edge of the traditional vibrato developed by Leo Fender in the early 1950’s is the anchor point of the system. At this point many of the tuning issues associated with the vibrato develop, binding of components, misaligned screws and soft materials are all factors that cause problems and also factors that have caused Trev Wilkinson to continue developing solutions for these issues.
On R Series you will find three types of knife edge including our unique 5 + 1 system that was introduced on the VSV vibrato, our Wilkinson wave 2 point system, and our original 2 point VS system that was on the legendary VS100 vibrato and is exclusive to the VS50 IIKR in the r series range.
As on our original ground breaking VS100 vibrato the WVPTTS R Series Bridge features a two pivot knife edge system. One pivot accurately sets the position of the vibrato and prevents side to side movement with its half moon design. The second pivot is a straight edge which offers virtually friction free operation and the flexibility to handle any discrepancies from inaccurately spaced pivot posts. Both knife edges are hardened to our specific tolerances to offer exceptionally long life, and smooth and reliable playing performance, this is the Wilkinson Wave.
$124.99 – $144.99