#1
I just bought a beautiful used MIM Strat for almost half the price. Still had the plastic on it! Anyways, I hate dislike tremolos so I'm thinking about throwing more springs in it and locking it back. I know there is some beneficiaries to this such as a little more sustain and whatever, but is there any bad consequences from doing it? Thanks.
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#2
if you block and lock it then the only thing you lose is the ability to move the vibrato, since you're basically turning it into a fixed bridge guitar. That's it. Everything else is improved. If you're not going to use the vibrato then you might as well block and lock it, there are no downsides in that instance.
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#3
i dunno, i like the tone when it's floating...
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i dunno, i like the tone when it's floating...

I have to agree with this. I tightened all of the springs on my Strat for some time and it lost some of the "Strat" tone. It didn't sound bad, just different. I have it back to floating now.

Edit: the main tonal difference I noticed are you get more sustain and a fuller tone when the springs are tightened. Sounds good on paper but you lose that airy, springy, bell-like tone. Those are the best tonal assets of Strats IMO.
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#5
yeah, exactly. It's not really "better", more "different". Granted on any (most) guitar other than a strat, that might be construed as "better", but on a strat those things work against the strat's inherent tone, imo.
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