#2
whats the difference between fender standard and the 6 hole? if u look at players who use a lot of tremolo from before (hendrix, SRV, ritchie blackmore, malmsteen), quite a few of them use 6-point. myself have a 6-hole screwed down and blocked so it won't move.
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#3
unless its a really good fender DO NOT get 2 hole, aka floating one cause it will not hold up tuning wise
6 hole is good for anything below american fender

oh pros of 6 hole is better tuning stability

cons not floating

pros of 2 is its floating

cons of course no tuning stability
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#4
a two point tremolo is smoother than a 6 screw. would you rather it pivot on two blade edges or the sides of six screws? my two point stays in tune fine, provided i dont dry anything crazy that would require a locking nut as well. i haven't played a screw bridge in a while, but they generally are not recognized as having better tuning stability.
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#5
The american 2 point seems to be very good, and able to handle more whammy abuse than a normal 6 point. I'm not sure if it has the same sustain as the 6 screw, especially if it is in a float position.

Perhaps one of the reason some of the players mentioned by EC used 6's is because the 2 point tremelo didnt appear till the late 80's (as far as i know - feel free to correct)
#6
Quote by gazaa
a two point tremolo is smoother than a 6 screw. would you rather it pivot on two blade edges or the sides of six screws?


lol sounds alot more professional than me, id listen to him
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#7
hmmm....ok, let me just clear a few things up, i'm not 100% sure what a floating bridge is. i'm gathering that the 2 point is floating, what's the advantage of having a floating bridge?

i'm putting it in a allparts.com semi holl0ow strat (ash).

so the 2 hole is smoother and the 6 is more of a vintage feel yes?
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#8
No, Floating is when the tremolo is set up to where you can pull up and push down on it. Most tremolos can be setup that way.
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#9
Quote by hawk5211
The american 2 point seems to be very good, and able to handle more whammy abuse than a normal 6 point. I'm not sure if it has the same sustain as the 6 screw, especially if it is in a float position.

Perhaps one of the reason some of the players mentioned by EC used 6's is because the 2 point tremelo didnt appear till the late 80's (as far as i know - feel free to correct)

i don't think there's much difference in both bridges. i've played both, and didn't notice if it was a 6-point or a 2-point. its the last thing u'd care for.
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#10
I use a 6 hole which is back against the body. would never use a 2 point. cant bend whilst holding another note, tunings out of whack, its just not worth it
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#11
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i don't think there's much difference in both bridges. i've played both, and didn't notice if it was a 6-point or a 2-point. its the last thing u'd care for.


It is a good thing to pay attention to.
#12
lolz. well, one thing is that guitar center puts up strats up on the wall with a sticker in the tremolo bar hole, with no tremolo. thus i can't really notice any floating action. my finger just bends the strings until i hit the proper note (semi proper, i dont have perfect picth), so i dont notice any tremolo action.

so i shouldn't be posting in this thread hahahaha.
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#13
Quote by ECistheBest
lolz. well, one thing is that guitar center puts up strats up on the wall with a sticker in the tremolo bar hole, with no tremolo. thus i can't really notice any floating action. my finger just bends the strings until i hit the proper note (semi proper, i dont have perfect picth), so i dont notice any tremolo action.

so i shouldn't be posting in this thread hahahaha.


lol ok makes sense...

I noticed a big difference when going from a 6 screw to a 2 post. I find it does hold tune better, as it is pivoting on the 2 knife edges instead of just pulling up, and being held down on the front by the 6 screws. Also less friction means it returnes to the same point as it started from. therefor, better tuning stability WHEN using tremelo bar.
#14
6>2.
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#15
The original six screw bridge sounds better. And you were asking for the best: that would be Callaham.