#1
I have a cheap Yamaha guitar, and would like to replace the vintage trem bridge with a fixed bridge. I was curious if this was as simple as just swapping them out, or if it required more work.

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#2
you will need to fill in the cavities. Im assuming you mean a hardtail. If you mean a tune-o-matic, the you'll also need to put in a neck angle or recess the bridge.
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#3
if you want to save some money, then you could just put a battery between the trem and the body (in the trem cavity) and the trem wont move, it'll act just like a fixed bridge guitar. I've done this on one of mine and it works like a charm. btw a piece of wood the size and shape of a battery works best but a battery will work if you dont wanna put the effort into cutting the wood.
Last edited by CRG123 at Aug 9, 2009,
#4
Just block it. Theres alot of work involved in filling the cavities and painting to be able to mount a fixed bridge.
#5
Thanks to those that responded. Chances are, I'll probably just block it. It seems as though swapping it would just cause more headache than it's worth.