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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fender VS S on string tension tuned to pitch? Why?

Hey Guys..

Question. My Fender is of course the same scale as the S series. Tuned to pitch it seems to me that the S series has more tension, as if the scale were longer? Is it because of a trem and when you bend it takes more bending because the trem rocks forward or something? I don't have a floater on my Strat. It's an old 6 hole Vintage trem that I screwed in all the way to make a stable fixed bridge. It rocks.. Both do, and I needed the S series for a Trem guitar.. Just wondering. It's not like terribly bad or anything, but you can tell there's a difference.. I wonder if you folks have had the same experience with two guitars with same scale, but different trems or setups? Both guitars have the same string guage and string brand, etc,. Both have jumbo frets, etc,. I can't figure it out. hehe..
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Re: Fender VS S on string tension tuned to pitch? Why?

No one? Hehe.. I must be asking too many dumb questions.. hehe..
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Re: Fender VS S on string tension tuned to pitch? Why?

Yeah You hit the nail on the head. The trem moves so you have to bend the string further to get it to pitch so it feels like the strings are "tighter". Unless you also have different gauge strings on them
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Re: Fender VS S on string tension tuned to pitch? Why?

Hi Swirl.

No same gauge strings, and brand.. I thought that may be the reason.

I 'm wondering if I put one of those Trem stabilizing things on it if that would help? I can't remember what they're called. I saw one on Steve Vai's main guitar online on his equipment page, and it has like two plungers that keep the trem floating, but make it snap back to zero I think is the principal. Anyone have any experience with the same?
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