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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-06-2003, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Replacement options for Standard Strat Bridge

Anyone have some recommendations on a replacement bridge for a standard strat? I want something in chrome that would be a direct replacement(no mods!), and would greatly increas tuning stability?? Thx!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-2003, 12:44 AM
 
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6 screw trem, or the 2 post 'American Standard' trem?

Dunno of anything that'll retro-fit a 6 screw, off hand. If it's the 2 post a wilkinson, or the 'Fender-Floyd'(no fine tuners, but locking, profile is like a stock strat trem), will drop in with no mods.

IMO, the Fender/Floyd, an LSR nut, and locking tuners, is the best system for keeping the stock strat looks and feel, while gaining tuning stability..
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-2003, 07:32 AM
 
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Get a Callahan steel block for the trem along with Grapth Tech saddles.

Or a 2Tek bridge, which also increases sustain.

If a 2-post, a Wilkinson along with locking tuners should be good.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-2003, 05:05 PM
 
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I've never liked the sound of the wilkinson, although there are different ones made from different alloys. So some are better than others. The junior floyd rose is an absolutely fabulous bridge, and you'll have no complaints, other than its a bit awkward to adjust the intonation.

If it's a 6 screw, the outer two holes should be in the exact location of the two stud mounts, so converting is just a matter of drilling out those holes. It's kind of like a pre-drilled pilot hole for you.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-2003, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thx alot guys I really appreciate the help! My plans are to replace the bridge, nut, and tuners on both of my OLP guitars
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 03:17 PM
 
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Not sure if it's applicable, but I have a Callaham bridge (vintage 6 screw type) installed on my strat and it increased tone and sustain remarkably....clearly an audible difference was heard. High quality stuff from those folks, be assured of that.
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