Tuning A Vintage Trem

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by david henman, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. david henman

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    Thought I knew it all - didn't know THAT!!!
     
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    Trying to remember all that gives me a headache :D.

    Glad I play a Tele! :)
     
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    So was it just the loosening of the claw screws that helps it return to tune or what?!

    Maybe I missed something.
     
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    That is very cool!
    Thanks!
     
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    cool...
     
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    No, it's just so he can set up the tremelo so it can whammy "up" instead of just "down", with the bridge plate not flush onto the body.
     
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    ...i've been experimenting with this method on all my guitars that have a floating trem bridge. incidentally, none have a vintage six-screw bridge.

    i must confess that i have no grasp whatsoever of the art or science involved.

    but, the crazy thing is, it works, exactly as demonstrated.

    -dh
     
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    This is easily the coolest guitar-related thing I've learned in years. Thanks for posting it.

    Scott
     
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    Cool. You found it too!
    I did a search on keeping a strat in tune a couple of weeks ago and found the same video. All of the others were useless except that one.
    It isn't perfect every time, but it does work surprisingly well.
    I had always kept strat bridges flat to the body to make the tuning idiot proof.
    But the vibrato flutter is so much sweeter when the bridge is floating.
     
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