#1
Hey Guys

So initially I had my heart set on a SE Standard 24, however due to not intending to use the tremelo and soley playing it in dropped tuning (Db), I was looking for ways to block the tremelo. I just noticed that the Standard 22 has a stop tail bridge and this is perfect for me (as I have no use for a tremelo really), however I have heard they are not ideal for dropped tuning and are not as solid as the 24? Is that true? I'd rather go through the hassle of blocking the tremelo and having a more solid and better sounding guitar in dropped tunings than a stop tail which doesn't sound as good...any advice?

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#2
I've played both. I'm not a tremelo man myself, and I think the 22 does just fine. I would use a set of medium bottom heavy strings on it, but that's just me.
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#3
I prefer the 22 fret SE. YMMV
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#4
do you need a trem or the extra 2 frets?

The pickups are also hotter in the 24 fret versions
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#5
If the scale length is the same then both will behave similarly when dropping the pitch.
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#6
Quote by Robbgnarly
do you need a trem or the extra 2 frets?

The pickups are also hotter in the 24 fret versions


Yeah that's it, I really wouldn't need the trem or extra frets...however the 24 has a split coil function and different pick ups so if it does sound better I would rather get that
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#7
There isn't going to be a problem either way. Get the guitar you like.
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#8
I see no reason not to get the 24 fret version in your case. Even if you just remove the arm and never touch the last 2 frets... atleast you have the option for down the road and if you prefer the sound there is really no reason not to get that version.

I am unsure why so many people have such an aversion to the floyd.
#9
Blicer - I too would go with the floyd version persionally. However, he argument against it is ease of set up, and reliability for stage use. String changes are also easier on non-floating tems. As such there are people preferring the other.

All that said, I have 3 guitars right now, a strat, an ibanez with floating trem, and a les paul. The les paul is definitely the least exciting to play, with no trem and poor upper fret access.
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#10
Quote by Blicer
I see no reason not to get the 24 fret version in your case. Even if you just remove the arm and never touch the last 2 frets... atleast you have the option for down the road and if you prefer the sound there is really no reason not to get that version.

I am unsure why so many people have such an aversion to the floyd.

because unless you really need a FR trem, there is absolutely no reason to buy a guitar equipped with one, especially cheap Fr trems.

^But if you actually read the thread, no one but you is talking about a FR trem
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Last edited by Robbgnarly at Dec 23, 2015,