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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Jbnaxx, May 17, 2021.
And they sell about 1 to every vibrato equipped 1000
I built this one .
1 piece Cherry body , quartersawn walnut neck , Madagascar Rosewood fretboard , Callaham bridge , Fender CS69 pickups . If you can pry my cold and dead fingers from it , it's yours .
beautiful I found a fender 12 string and with that body I could parts cast a strat 12 sting in south , but i could not fine a hardtail any where
very nice or sure !
Warmoth strat with Rutters hardtail bridge.
You aren't the only one- I built a Warmoth hardtail because I hate dealing with a tremolo I rarely use.
I really don't know, unless it's just the way Stratocasters were designed (with the vibrato). My first "good guitar" was a 1972 hardtail Stratocaster, still have it. I do get what others have said about the springs adding twang and a slight amount of a reverb-ish sound.
Years ago I screwed down the 6 screws to lock my bridge and loosened the springs to compensate. It transformed by 1962 Strat, more sustain, more middle and lower frequencies and the bridge pickup no longer sounded like an ice pick. I miss not being able to make some wild noises with the trem but not enough to reverse the process.
Yeah, if you’re not gonna use them, they’re sort of a PITA. I have one Stratocaster with a two point tremolo that I use. All the others are blocked.
It's always been my opinion that hardtail Strats are better suited for most players and have always wondered by Fender doesn't just make more of them.
I want a Robert Cray body to do a body swap and try the hardtail comparison just have not got there yet. Clapton blocks his Trem so there has to be some reason there.
I love a hardtail. The one on the right is a great guitar.
I want to build one of these but add middle pickup
Aye. This is what I do. I do 5 springs and put a wee bit of foam in them to remove the jangle. Makes it sing to my ear.
Of the nearly 100 guitars I've owned in my lifetime, the one that got away was a 1979 hardtail (Olympic White faded to s 1950s' approved creamy yellow). I was young and didn't know what I had, except that it played like a dream.
(Ironically, I put a Kahler on my '79 Gibson SG Standard... which I still have and will never part with...)
I sold my ht-strat this winter and still regret it….
Oh.... Actually, I quite like my telestrat partscaster with 2 pickups. The body on mine is from guitarbuild.uk.
I've had this hard tail Larson Strat for over forty years. It was my first Stratocaster and I love it!
My simple way. LOL.