AP International – the manufacturer and distributor of Floyd Rose tremolo systems – has announced the creation of the Tone Claw system.
An accessory for tremolo-equipped guitars, the Tone Claw is based on a spring claw fitted with a locking clamp plate to lock the springs down at the hoop ends.
Four times the mass of your standard claw, and made from solid brass, the Tone Claw aims to increase tuning stability by preventing springs from shifting during even the most ferocious of dive bomb excursions, while also enhancing tone and increasing sustain.
It can be swapped with most existing spring claws, and its kit comes with two claw mounting screws and four steel springs. Its adjustable ground soldering tab can be switched between the two available mounting holes depending on the necessary orientation.
The Tone Claw is available now – in raw brass or nickel-plated finishes – for $59.99.
For more info, stop by apintl.com.
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