#1
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So was wondering, I want to replace the bridge/tremelo on my knock off strat. Does it make a big difference if I would go for a expensive one instead of a cheaper one? Many thanks.
#2
Vintage trem or floating trem like Floyd Rose? As far as Floyd Rose is concerned it matters a lot. Cheap ones are made from poor materials so the knife-edges wear down fast, which means it stops staying in tune. About vintage trems I have no idea about quality differences and where it matters.

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Vintage trem or floating trem like Floyd Rose? As far as Floyd Rose is concerned it matters a lot. Cheap ones are made from poor materials so the knife-edges wear down fast, which means it stops staying in tune. About vintage trems I have no idea about quality differences and where it matters.


the FR is a locking trem many non locking trems (like a fender) can be set to float.

as for non locking trems the nut and tuners are just as important to it staying in tune (good set up of course). the nut is usually the main culprit in them going out of tune as string can bind at the nut.
#4
well i suppose that depends on which one.

...but generally speaking, the bridge setup is a HUGE part of the guitar that determines the ability easily tune, change strings, hold tune, sustain, affects the action, etc.

most of the time you can easily change it, so the type it comes with is pretty much there. i would consider it one of the main point a person much choose on their guitar.

its also one reason there are significant upcharges for orginial floyds instead of licensed ones, name brands like tonetros instead of the el-cheapos that come on most stock guitars like epiphones, etc.
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Show us a photo of the current one.
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I don't have a photo currently! But it's a vintage style trem and it's a cheap Chinese made probably, since the guitar itself is from China as a whole.
#7
Where are you located?

If your in the USA www.guitarfetish.com has some decent trems that are in-expensive
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The Netherlands! Cant seem to find any trem bridges unfortunately Edit: nevermind, found it.. way cheaper than all official ones =O!
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guitarfetish ships world wide and pretty cheap.
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#10
i think it's like most guitar stuff, it depends on how bad your current one is wilkinson does a steel block strat-type trem for about £30, might be worth considering since spending too much is probably a false economy. obviously you'd need to check if it's a direct swap.
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#11
Depending on the quality of the materials and the type of trem, a more expensive one would generally be more reliable, durable (knife edges etc.) and possibly improve the tone, but assuming the trem isn't in any way damaged or worn out, it's likely that if you're having trouble keeping it in tune it's a setup problem rather than a problem with the tremolo unit itself, in which case, buying a new one might not actually improve tuning stability.
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Depending on the quality of the materials and the type of trem, a more expensive one would generally be more reliable, durable (knife edges etc.) and possibly improve the tone, but assuming the trem isn't in any way damaged or worn out, it's likely that if you're having trouble keeping it in tune it's a setup problem rather than a problem with the tremolo unit itself, in which case, buying a new one might not actually improve tuning stability.

s in a nut shell. even a cheaper fender style trem can stay in tune provided the nut is slotted correctly and the strings remain as straight as possible going through. binding at the nut is what causes the trem to go out of tune most of the time. keep in mind that more radical use of this style of trem increases the chances it will go out. I find that if the trem is set to float that a quick yank up will often unkink the strings.