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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Replacement trem for strat

I've been out of the guitar thing for a gooood while now. I recently obtained a MIM Fender strat. And I was wondering if there were any after market trem's that were awesome that fit on a MIM Strat (Vintage screw not twin pivot) Also, if there was a locking one? Or Can someone custom make one?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 03:46 AM
 
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Re: Replacement trem for strat

the wilkinson 2 point trem.

All you have to do, apparently, is widen to outermost holes to fit the posts in. then BAM you're playing.
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Re: Replacement trem for strat

Callaham bridges are about as well made as you can get. You'll hear a real difference in the tone too, not just in how well it functions:
http://www.callahamguitars.com

I'm not aware of a vintage screw locking trem - they don't have enough movement to make it worth while.
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Re: Replacement trem for strat

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Callaham bridges are about as well made as you can get. You'll hear a real difference in the tone too, not just in how well it functions:
http://www.callahamguitars.com

I'm not aware of a vintage screw locking trem - they don't have enough movement to make it worth while.
Best strat trems out there
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Re: Replacement trem for strat

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I've been out of the guitar thing for a gooood while now. I recently obtained a MIM Fender strat. And I was wondering if there were any after market trem's that were awesome that fit on a MIM Strat (Vintage screw not twin pivot) Also, if there was a locking one? Or Can someone custom make one?
There are a lot of options out there in terms of Strat upgrades. Guitarfetish sells some good stuff that doesn't cost much. You can nab a Wilkinson vintage-style bridge there, with a steel block that will make a big difference in sustain over the MIM zinc block. GFS also sells their own line of blocks, and they make one that fits MIM strats.

http://www.guitarfetish.com/Upgrade-...cks_c_219.html

Then, in order to get a little more tuning stability, they sell the Wilkinson EZ-lock tuners, or their own knock-off locking tuners.

The final step is to get a Tusq XL or similar nut -- this is one of the key points in tuning stability. They change the tone a bit too.

All of that combined will not work as well as a Floyd, but will do a great deal to help you stay in tune.

Callaham's stuff is reputedly amazing, but his gear is more about sustain and tone than tuning stability.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Re: Replacement trem for strat

Wilkinson VSVG. End of story.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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Re: Replacement trem for strat

vote for wilkinson gotoh two point. the action is very smooth!!
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