#1
Hey there fellow UG'ers, I have a question.

I am currently in the market for a new guitar (something to upgrade really), I have been looking at either an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus or a Fender Stratocastor (or Mustang).

I currently have a tremelo set up on my guitar and am not at all liking it.

Does anyone out there know whether Fender makes guitars without the whammy bar set up?
Also, I have heard some so so things about Fender Squire....what is your take on them?

Input is greatly appreciated.

Kyle
Gear:
Ibanez RG 170
Beaver Creek Cutaway acoustic (with built in pickup)
Roland Cube 30
Ibanez Soundgear Bass
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#2
just get a strat, and take off the whammy. they're unscrewable lol.
tighten the screws, add more springs, do everything, and u'll get more sustain.
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#3
I know it's unscrewable...duh haha.

Just I don't like the fact of the guitar going out of tune so easily
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#4
Well, if you get a higher end one, and don't completely rape the trem, then it should stay in tune pretty well. There is also a hard-tail strat.

Otherwise, it's really easy to block the trem (or do it effectively)- I tightened the screws in the claw really far and have 5 springs back there, and even if I wanted to use the trem, it's really hard.

Squiers are alright. The quality on them isn't going to be as good on the Fenders, but they're decent. I don't know if they'd be that much of an upgrade from your current Ibanez though.
#5
Thanks Gibson Penguin....I'll keep what you said in mind
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#6
i did the blocking the tremolo thing. it works pretty good imo. i hate the whammy bar, and i screwed down every screw on the thing really hard, so the guts don't move even a bit.
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