however, not wanting to deal with floating and tuning instability especially when a string breaks onstage, i tightened the claw till the rear of the bridge just BARELY rested on the body. There are two basic types of trem arms, both of which are fairly self-explanatory: Screw-in and pop-in. [floating bridge]. And it helps to know that the terms “tremolo bar”, “vibrato bar” and “whammy bar” are all used interchangeably—as are the terms “bar” and “arm”. How should it be set up?? Bump the old thread to life!!!! Be the first to know about new products, featured content, exclusive offers and giveaways. The lip allows for bending pitch both up and down. the only other option is to block it from going up with something. All my other strats over the years have all been 6 screw. Copyright ©2020. I also happen to be a believer in lower downpressure at the bridge. The 2 point tremolo is a first for me, even 30 years ago the E series I had was a 6 screw. Platefire, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! but once i do often they will go from a "i like this strat" to a "this is the ultimate strat". I just recently bought a AM deluxe and went thru hours of experimenting because normally i use strats with vintage bridges. Harsh and thin to the point that i was horribly regretting my $1k purchase. The Gear Page is the leading online community and marketplace for guitars, amps, pedals, effects and associated gear. In each, the bridge is largely held in place by the tension of the strings, which helps to increase tuning stability. JavaScript is disabled. Nov 28, 2013; ... and tuning the guitar seemed to bring each individual saddle to its own pretty much perfect resting point in terms of intonation. six screws are drilled into the body to attach the bridge) to a two-point bridge system where two posts are drilled into the body. Tremolo systems can be complicated and many such systems exist. Embedded content: Then i discovered the secret to these bridges....they sound infinatly better floating unlike the vintage bridges which sound great flat. To enter. I have been able to accomplish this on the classic set up by lesser spring tension and letting the back of trem be 3/16"+ off above the body. Tremolo systems first started appearing on guitars in the 1930s and have evolved multiple times in the ensuing decades. What should it look like? So i raised the front up a bit more, probably close to 1/8", then dropped the saddle till the action was the same. I actually think all Strat bridges sound much better floating. Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Platefire, May 9, 2017. This literally took it from harsh and thin to a normal good strat tone. Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster 2-point Tremolo. The arms themselves can be straight, curved, flat and of various lengths—Merle Travis’ original Bigsby bar was comically long by today’s standards and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour famously uses a shortened trem bar to keep it out of the way of his strumming hand and while gripping it with his pinkie. The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster and the American Standard Stratocaster both feature a 2-point synchronized tremolo bridge.This is an upgrade from the 6-point vintage style tremolo bridge used on the Standard Stratocaster and the American Vintage Stratocaster. Which one is right for you is likely a matter of how frequent and/or aggressive your use is and personal taste. I own 3 modern American Strats - have set them all up with 10's, and I haven't felt the need to mess with the bridge height screws at all. Invented by Clayton “Doc” Kaufman in 1929 and officially patented in 1935, the Kaufman (or Kauffman) Vibrola was the earliest vibrato system put to use on guitars and was featured on some Epiphone archtops and Rickenbacker lap steel models, but its spring-based design would quickly work the guitar out of tune if used with any brio. The difference is nite and day. A common mistake is to overtighten the screws (especially on the 6-screw bridge) so the front edge is pulled down too hard. The actual work was done by a good friend of mine named Rod. In short, i think we pretty much agree except on the downpressure issue, but i think thats far more subjective. The floating tremolo first appeared on the initial run of Jazzmasters, which have their own tremolo system still in use and found on other Fender models like the Jaguar and Bass VI. Unique features : Top surface recesses, preventing the screws fouling the plate so delivering tuning stability. The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. … I don't like a stiff reaction on my trem bar but very easy responsive feel. Billy G. last night!!! started by OGG, Nov 28, 2013. In a nutshell, “tremolo” is a variation in volume while “vibrato” is a variation in pitch. Rod is a gifted engineer and if you're lookin… It's a vibrato system that uses a vibrato bar.


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