Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Plainfield, Illinois
How stable can a fixed bridge truely be?
I have a fixed bridge question. I've said it before, and I know that it's pretty hard to believe, but I've never owned a fixed bridge before. I've had two vintage trems and between 7 and 10 fully floating trems. As well as had many others in my posession while doing setups for clients and such.
Now, on all of my locking trems, I block the bridge to make it a fixed bridge with a locking nut and fine tuners. I don't actually USE trems. I just love the stability and the tone. And I also enjoy setting them up.
Problem is, I, for some odd reason, only like setting up OTHER people's bridges. Mine are just as easy, if not, easier to set up. I just enjoy doing other people's guitars more.
So I want my first fixed bridge. I know that upgrading the nut, tuners and saddles will help the stability, but will it ever be as stable as my blocked floating trems?