#1
I just wanted to see how the general strat-player populous have their strat's bridge setup, and

I've got a Fender FSR Standard Strat (MIM Gilmour Strat. )



I have 3 springs, and my bridge is set floating.

Strange enough, my Strat was setup floating from the factory..

The tuning stability with my bridge is pretty good, and I can do serious dives without it falling out of tune.

Is it worth it to be able to bend into chords when you have your strat flush with the body? I think I would miss being able to bend up with the trem if I make my strat non-floating.
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#2
i have my bridge blocked, gives me more sustain and better tone imo.
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#3
I have 5 springs in the back, I hate going out of tune.

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#4
I set mine Up not to float, but I like floating better, so I'll probably switch back soon.
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#5
I have three springs, my bridge is set flush with the body, just for tuning stabliltiy really, I don't use it much. I can dive with it though and it doesnt fall out of tune.

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#6
I blocked my trem with as much pennies as I can shove into the gap to block the trem. I never use the trem on my strat, so I decided to block it. That and I would have needed more springs in order to keep the trem level if I wanted to string it with .11s-.52s
#7
floating for me. the pull up helps to unkink strings at the nut. i've found that this works best for me. one of my strats has locking tuners and a roller nut but that isn't necessary to stay in tune. a good set up and taking some time to work with your trem is the best thing to do.
#8
done.

Change my answer to "Floating".
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#10
sewoo: Well, I push down on the bar. That usually works.

I've got my bridge set up to float ever-so-slightly. What I end up with is the usual range of diving, and then enough room to pull up so I can basically yank the strings back into tune. Not sure how I ended up this way (it just kind of happened after I restrung), but I like it a lot.
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sewoo: Well, I push down on the bar. That usually works.


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#12
My Strats are set up with the bridge floating, if I pull all the way up on the bar, the open G is raised up a major third to a B.

Tuning is stable, it's mostly about having a well cut nut, lubricating the contact points and stretching out the strings correctly.
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#13
i prefer floating
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#14
3 springs with 11s, 5 with 13s
Slightly floating with a 75% dive ability
med-high action from 13-11s
sperzel locking tuners and a graphtech nut
It never goes out of tune
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#15
i always have 5 springs, mostly because i used heavier gauge strings in standard tuning, and i have it slightly floating so there's just a little bit of upwards bending available but not a lot as i don't really bend it upwards that often. it does cause a little bit of pitch-dropping with unison bends but nothing too severe.
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