#1
I've seen floating bridges (FR style) that have foam underneath them. Is this to stop the bottom of the bridge from touching the cavity when pulling the bar up? If so, can I use just any foam to do this, or should I look for something specific?
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#2
Foam is there to stop the bottom of the bridge screwing up the finish on the cavity.

Some people like to say it reduces the swing of the tremolo, but thats bollocks coz the foam will contract when the bridge hits it.
DARK_MATTER, Instrumental Post-Metal from Ireland


Bass:
Ibanez BTB 405QM
Ashdown PM600 - Peavey TVX 4x10
Russian Big Muff

Guitar:
Fender Jim Root sig
'99 Stagemaster 7-string
Yamaha F310
Hughes & Kettner Warp 7 w/4x12
#3
Ok, so say I lowered the bridge, but now it seems to vibrate ever so slightly against (I'm guessing) the body when I pull up on the bar. Would it be a good idea to put a piece of foam in there to prevent this?
Member Of Jackson/Charvel Owners Group
#4
Yeah, should be fine. Dont put in foam thats too thick though. Bout 1mm thick foam, soft foam.
DARK_MATTER, Instrumental Post-Metal from Ireland


Bass:
Ibanez BTB 405QM
Ashdown PM600 - Peavey TVX 4x10
Russian Big Muff

Guitar:
Fender Jim Root sig
'99 Stagemaster 7-string
Yamaha F310
Hughes & Kettner Warp 7 w/4x12