#1
So i want to upgrade my MIM stratocaster tremolo and i don't know what to choose. Which are the best quality tremolos? Help please
#3
Are you willing to do some routing and re-drilling? If so then the Trem King would be right up your alley. Otherwise Wilkinson and Gotoh make both great units, so do Callaham for the more vintage feel.
#4
Callaham are too brittle sounding IMO.

You can modify a std strat trem to make it better (for a 6screw trem; don't like the sound of a 2 point):

1) swap the POS trem arm for a steel one (I like to cut the arm length down by about 1" to 1.5" for a stiffer feel)
2) remove the goopy paint crap they cover the trem in
3) if it doesn't have a steel trem block replace it for one
4) use quality bent saddles (the callahams have an odd break angle; I prefer the "normal" ones you get from all parts of similar)
5) use all 5 springs; the larger diameter ones sound better to me
6) pivot on the 2 outer screws only so that you get about a major third upward bend on the g

With a good set up that's hard to beat; hopefully I didn't miss anything. It's a bit of work but the payoff is worth it IMO... If you want to go for a 2 point the hipshot is the best I've tried but is no match for a 6screw.


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