#1
Hey,

I really enjoy abusing the whammy bar on my Fender MIA, but I'm wondering, would it be wise to add a OFR to it? I've heard good things, and I rarely change tunings from standard or half step down. My questions/concerns are:

Will it take much routing on my Fender to install the OFR?

Does the OFR help the guitar stay in tune more than a standard whammy would?

Is it a good idea? I have used FR's before on other guitar and generally like the ease with which they play.

If anyone can help, maybe just point out the pros and cons? Specifically, how much do these things cost to buy and have installed? (guesses)

Someone please shed some light on my situation. It is appreciated.
#2
Well, the OFR brand new alone is some 200 USD. What keeps a FR in tune is the locking nut. IMO, if you installed one at the nut, you can whammy much more without getting out of tune. Or a good set of locking tuners. There is a good amount of extra routing involved, you'll have to take it to a shop for an estimate.
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#3
Don't rape a perfectly good American Strat. With the right setup, you can keep a regular Fender bridge in tune almost perfectly, even with a lot of abuse.
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^ Exactly how would adding a OFR to a Strat rape it? Just wondering.


Floyds thin out your tone, and IMO, would be a waste of a perfectly good Strat.
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Crap. Well, is there an alternative Floyd-style tremolo that won't thin out my tone?


Yeah, there is, actually. And, as a plus, it doesn't require any permanent modification to your Strat.

Let me find a link for you real quick. It was a pretty obscure little thing.
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#9
You have me sold. Holy ****. Not that I know much on these types of things, but that looks really efficient. Seems I could even save on installation, as I could do it myself, looks like. Any idea how much they are?
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You have me sold. Holy ****. Not that I know much on these types of things, but that looks really efficient. Seems I could even save on installation, as I could do it myself, looks like. Any idea how much they are?


They're about $250.

$50 more than an OFR, but totally worth it, IMO. Nobody else has one, you don't have to rape your Strat, it's totally reversible, and it doesn't kill your tone.

The only real mod you have to do is remove your old nut and glue in the metal replacement. And that's not hard in the least.

http://www.super-vee.com/order.html

I plan on getting one, just for shits and giggles.
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I definitely need this thing. I just recommended it to another guy in EG forum.


I saw.

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I might have missed it in the video and stuff, but you can pull up on the whammy right? Like an FR?


Yeah, it can be set to float or rest. It doesn't have as much pull up as a routed out Floyd, but you can still pull up, no problem.

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LoL I feel a new revelation starting here..To war!!!!The only thing that is close to this is probably the Ibanez SyncroniZR tremolo
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#17
The only Tremelo I would put ona strat is the wilkinson. I have a 2 point on my mexi that was the most noticeable improvement of all the upgrades. Never goes out of tune. Extremely well built.
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The only Tremelo I would put ona strat is the wilkinson. I have a 2 point on my mexi that was the most noticeable improvement of all the upgrades. Never goes out of tune. Extremely well built.


I'm the exact same way - I hate locking trems. I can keep a 6 point Fender bridge in tune just fine.

It all comes down to preference, though.

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LoL I feel a new revelation starting here..To war!!!!The only thing that is close to this is probably the Ibanez SyncroniZR tremolo


Not a big fan of the ZR's. They take a good bit of maintenance, and they're not made from the greatest materials, either. I think I'd get a Kahler before a ZR, seeing as how Kahler perfected the bearing system loooong before Ibanez.

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lulz

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I'm the exact same way - I hate locking trems. I can keep a 6 point Fender bridge in tune just fine.

It all comes down to preference, though.


Not a big fan of the ZR's. They take a good bit of maintenance, and they're not made from the greatest materials, either. I think I'd get a Kahler before a ZR, seeing as how Kahler perfected the bearing system loooong before Ibanez.


lulz

This might be one of those few things that seems to good to be true. but really isn't.


I would agree...now, can we make a list of things that apply to this?

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I would agree...now, can we make a list of things that apply to this?

"Things That Seem Too Good To Be True But Really Aren't"

Commence listing!


Oi!

Let me think...

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#21
A trick I learned for tuning stability is to take a pencil and draw in the slots in the nut. This supposedly helps lubricate the strings so they don't get stuck as much.
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#23
I use graphite, but wait to see what others say. It's not a perfect fix, but it helps with stuff likes bends and such.
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I once used an SG on stage. I killed three people in the front row and I was only tuning up. It's THAT powerful.

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I've never seen Metallica use a wah pedal lol.

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does putting stickers on a guitar make someone a poser cause im doing the same thing.