pepsi challenge?SCREEM said:floyds are cool for metal and have a dive a couple octaves lower than the rest, but I dont like all that locking stuff and holes in the neck...I will also put my fender tromolo to the pepsi challenge against a floyd, if anyone cares..took alot of tweeking tho evilGuitar:
my comment on shyte don't stink was not directed to anyone here per say MilkMan just alot of ppl hate them because of the trem issue, you seem to me like a verry knoledgable guy and i wanted to show a strat trem that can match a floyd in tuning stability is all :rockon2: It's hilarious to see ppl play my strat and examine it like there is some voodoo hidden somewhereMilkman said:" I also realize that some ppl hate strats with a passion because of the stability issue and a may as well be trying to convince them that shyte don't stink....no really, here smell it!!! "
Actually I love Strats. I always keep one in my active guitars.
The trems suck though. All of the tweaks you describe above are pretty much common knowledge and yes, if you do these things you will difinitely improve the stability of a standard Strat trem.
I still maintain that it will not approach the bullet proof tuning stability of a properly installed and set up FR.
Plus, people are always complaining about the "hassle" of a FR. Well, it's nowhere near the hassle of all the tricks and manipulations you go through with your strat trem.
I'll go one step further. Even a hard tail won't stay in tune like a FR will.
People seem to have a real predjudice and closed mind about FR bridges.
I rarely use mine for dive bombs. For the most part it's for vibrato on chords or harmonic intervals. Even if I don't take the bar out of the case, it stays in tune better than ANY guitar without a double locking system.
Sorry, I don't believe you. If you have the answer for keeping a Strat trem in tune after divebombing, you would be selling that info but most likely Eddie would have figured it out first.SCREEM said:I'm just saying the trem on my strat stays in tune perfectly....I can dive the trem to where the srings flop around, release the arm and it's in perfect tune like a floyd. No need for all the locking stuff, honestly. The trem on my Deluxe strat has only 2 pivot posts like a floyd and admitedly stayed in tune very well but not perfect in stock form. I spent probably 10 hours in all of adjustments and tricks to get it totaly stable. Recently I tweeked an older strat with the 6 post trem and after about 2 hours I gave up on getting it perfect, it just wont do it, the tweeks helped alot and it became usable, the owner was ecstatic. If that strat where mine I would probably have spent more time on it, I'm sure I could have goten more stability out of it.
The older 6 pivot strat trems have way more sustain than my 2 pivot deluxe, I'm not sure wich I like best....perfect pitch with less sustain or great sustain and tuning problems....ugh!