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carl verheyen bridge set up?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Voicing 13, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Voicing 13

    Voicing 13 Tele-Meister

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    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    like a farmer outstanding in his field.
     
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    funny you asked.
    After seeing the Carl V method posted in another thread here yesterday , I blew the dust off my Strat style and tried it.

    I had to remove two springs from my usual Strat set-up expections to give it a go, so I was a little reticent. ( more springs = better tuning stability eh? .. well .. seems not!)

    so

    After setting mine up the Verheyen way (devilishly simple, takes about 20 mins of adjusting / readusting) I proceeded to 'wang' the heck out of it (not that I normaly even do so - I prefer to warble) and it really (really) did hold tune.
    And .. you get those bonus 'Beck-esque' whammy up-bend opportunities - if so inclined.

    One of the best Strat setup tips I ever read. No doubt at all.

    Thats my Strat improved.
    Now .. back in the case, the Tele is calling ... ;)
     
  4. DrewB

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    Tried it, loved it and duplicated it repeatedly since then. Do it!
     
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    Yes and yes.

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  6. Voicing 13

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    Ok thanks, will try it tomorrow!
     
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    Has worked well for me so far!
     
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    I tried Carl's way but I had more sucess with Frudua's way. Both well recommended.

     
  9. flyingbanana

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    Logically, it can't matter much if you still have the bridge floating the same distance from the body before the Carl trick or after. The distance between the bridge plate and the body is what gives the step up or step down. Adjusting the spring tension will alter the tension or tightness or looseness of the bar as you pull or push it. All in all, every detail affects the tone to a certain degree, but spring tension only affects vibrato bar feel.
     
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    I've tried it on my Strat. Didn't work well for me, and I ended up tightening down the trem and not using it. I think it was most like me, and not the process. I'm not very handy.
     
  11. buddastrat

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    It's not necessary, that angle. It's BS. Try it both ways and see it makes no diff.

    Fender sends them with a healthy float and that's all you need if you want to use the bar. It's not his method, it's Fender, 'cept for the smoke part.
     
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