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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fixed bridge vs Edge Pro Bridge

What are the pros and cons of each type of bridge(floating bridge)?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 11:38 AM
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It really just depends on your style of playing.
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ok, thanks. can the tremolo bar be removed from a tremolo bridge? will this have any adverse effects aside from not being able to use the trem bar?

also, aside from 1 bridge having a trem bar, is there any other difference between the two?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 01:14 PM
 
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The PGM300 and PGM301 are nearly identical, with the singular exception of one having a tremolo.

If you wanted to remove the tremolo from the guitar, why buy it in the first place? Common sense alone would dictate that if you want a tremolo, buy the guitar with a tremolo. If you don't want a tremolo, buy the guitar without the tremolo .

It's really not that difficult.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 06:17 PM
 
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The 301 Got more wood in it because it has no trem and all the holes because of it(the springs in the back) so it's probably got more sustain..
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pros of floating bridge = get to do cool whammy tricks, add expression
cons = alternate tunings are a no-no unless you block it.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 07:53 AM
 
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10 REASONS WHY I LIKE FIXED BRIDGES

1. Intonate a guitar perfectly in less than 30 seconds (PITA on a floater).
2. Set individual string height.
3. Your palm resting on the bridge doesn't affect tuning.
4. Change tunings on the run.
5. If you break a string, do nothing and just keep playing in tune.
6. Less and easier general maintenance.
7. Changing strings is a breeze.
8. Only need 1 little bitty allen wrench instead of THREE.
9. Neck isn't weakened with 2 x holes drilled to accomodate the top-lok screws.
10. Approx 10% more tone wood in a guitar.
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10 REASONS WHY I LIKE FIXED BRIDGES

1. Intonate a guitar perfectly in less than 30 seconds (PITA on a floater).
2. Set individual string height.
3. Your palm resting on the bridge doesn't affect tuning.
4. Change tunings on the run.
5. If you break a string, do nothing and just keep playing in tune.
6. Less and easier general maintenance.
7. Changing strings is a breeze.
8. Only need 1 little bitty allen wrench instead of THREE.
9. Neck isn't weakened with 2 x holes drilled to accomodate the top-lok screws.
10. Approx 10% more tone wood in a guitar.
I'm not sure about your numbers and facts (10%? And by the way, you still need an allen wrench for the truss rod on a fixed bridge, so that's two total including the intonation adjustments, and I'm pretty sure the top-lok screws don't weaken the neck much) I agree with you overall...

But this isn't a debate

trem vs. hardtail is up to personal preference, nothing else.
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