#1
I basically know about the floating bridge systems, some are Floyd Rose style tremolo and some are vintage/strat style tremolos. But I have very little idea about the various types of bridges which are not floating, rather fixed. There are many and I have difficulties identifying which one is what. I have heard the terms like stoptail, tune-o-matic and do not really know the differences among those. I would like to know about these bridges.

Anybody would like to list these various fixed bridge systems and tell about their functions/merits/demerits? If you can give links to specific pictures, that would helpe a lot!

Thanks a lot! I tried googling it and found no favorable resources together.
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#2
I started to google up some research for you, but looky what the first result was:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tune-o-matic

Not much more to say beyond that, you can plainly see what a tune-o-matic looks like and what a stop bar is. An alternative to the stop bar is string through.

I would only add wraparound bridges, which are a single piece of metal

with intonation adjustment:


and without (bad):

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#3
i wouldn't say having no intonation adjustment on wrapovers is necessarily bad... as long as you're not using weird string gauges they're fine.
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#4
My favourite is the Schaller Hannes.


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#6
well all these seems to be rare... I dont see these on regular guitars, except the tune-o-matic...
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well all these seems to be rare... I dont see these on regular guitars, except the tune-o-matic...

wraparound bridges are used on PRS and gibson LP juniors, the rest aren't used as stock bridges as far as i know
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After playing on the Blue 10th Anniversary Ibanez RG1420, I would have to say this is my favorite bridge
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Quote by metalter
I basically know about the floating bridge systems, some are Floyd Rose style tremolo and some are vintage/strat style tremolos.


No, you don't.

You know about floating tremolos.

This is a floating bridge:



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#11
^^ On top of that it's worth pointing out that the bridge pieces are called vibratos, not tremolos. Tremolo is a volume swell/dip effect. Bridges with "whammy bars" are vibratos.