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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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What kind of bridge is most conducive to fast playing?

Does anyone find that certain kinds of bridge make fast playing easier/more comfortable than other kinds do?

It comes after noticing that I can't get the same kind of picking speed out of a hardtail that I can on a Floyd Rose or similar locking system. Has anyone else had this experience?
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Re: What kind of bridge is most conducive to fast playing?

Paul Gilbert uses a hard tail pretty much all the time these days. The power is in you mate!! It might be that you are just more used to the guitars with the floyd... or you are more used to the string spacing on the floyd??
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Re: What kind of bridge is most conducive to fast playing?

I guess the bridge doesn't matter too much, the neck is more important.
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The player is the most important. Good guitar players can play any guitar well. DiMeola can kill on a Les Paul, Gilbert can on an Ibanez, Yngwie can on a Strat, John 5 can on a Tele, etc etc.
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Re: What kind of bridge is most conducive to fast playing?

You may find the some bridges are more comfortable for you to play based upon the height of the bridge off the body.

For example, a Les Paul tune-a-matic is higher off the body than a fixed Strat style bridge.
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The player is the most important. Good guitar players can play any guitar well. DiMeola can kill on a Les Paul, Gilbert can on an Ibanez, Yngwie can on a Strat, John 5 can on a Tele, etc etc.
I can play basically well on most guitars, but when it comes to *really* fast stuff, Les Pauls (for example) don't really cut it. Then again I've not played one in years so...

Thing is I find out of the hardtails, the strat style one to be my favourite, but some floyds I seem to be able to play damn fast right-hand rhythm work. Ultimately the bridge has at least some effect cos of how your palm sits on it.
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Re: What kind of bridge is most conducive to fast playing?

Steve Vai doesn't like to rest his hand on the bridge.
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Re: What kind of bridge is most conducive to fast playing?

i find on my fender the (dunno what there called) little alen key grub hight adguster thingies hurt like a biach as they stick out so prefer to play my jem (any solution to this problem greatly apreaciated)
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File them down, replace them with somethign aftermarket, or stop being a girl.
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second post reply from you elcid and second dig ? i do sumit to you in another life perhaps or ya just in a bad mood chill relax i was just giving my 2 cents as to the uncomfort of a fender bridge to a floyd
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I usually just bust balls here, but since you dont like it I wont point out its suBmit, not sumit.
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I usually just bust balls here, but since you dont like it I wont point out its suBmit, not sumit.

ahahahahahahhahahha you wish bud :P i suBmit to noone
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Re: What kind of bridge is most conducive to fast playing?

I play faster with tune-o-matic style bridges if the neck isn't too fat on the guitar. Or I should say that I feel like I'm playing faster, if there is an actual difference who knows?
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