Trem bar on Strat tremelo

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  1. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Ok, I know this might make me sound like Eric Johnson (whom I'm not a fan of), but has anyone noticed ANY tonal change with the trem bar screwed in? Technically, it IS extra mass...:hmm:

    But not at all saying good or bad, just any change..I THOUGHT I may have noticed something positive when the bar was in, but now I'm second guessing myself..

    Thoughts?


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  2. Stevie 202

    Stevie 202 Senior Member

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    If your bridge is floating the weight of trem will help stabilize things a bit when doing bends and such. (Looks like yours is decked)

    Difference in sustain? Maybe, but IMHO you'd need to have really good hearing to notice.
     
  3. marksoundguitars

    marksoundguitars Chief Paint Sniffer

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    There's a change in tone, but only with the bar screwed down tight (and no spring).

    Nah, I'm BSing ya. I don't hear any change. :naughty:
     
  4. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    If the bar has vintage correct thread pitch maybe..


    Otherwise no.


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  5. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    I WISH that were mine! Stock photo...

    Plus, both of mine are floating.

    Great answers guys...:D
     

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