#1
To me, all they do is de-tune the strings, and produce that vibrato effect. I don't even like it, I way prefer bending.

So, to me, they're totally useless. Am I alone in thinking this?

Hardtails FTW
#2
i disagree, if you have good tuners they stay in tune pretty well, and with floyd rose it never goes out and you can do pretty awesome dives and get more vibrato, whammy bar harmonics r one of the sickest things you can do on a guitar too
#3
bending and trems create totally different effects which both have their place at the right time.

a good quality guitar wont go out of tune through trem use.
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#4
A good trem won't go out of tune.
A tremolo offers so many possibilities that you couldn't even fathom with a hardtail.
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#5
Pain in the arse but you can hit notes that dont even exist

and fluttery warbles and scoops divebombs pretend to be a slide guitar and bend and all sorts of screams and noise (bend feedback)
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#6
It just depends on what type of trem you have. I know on my cheap squier I will never use it because anything more than a slight push on the whammy bar and just about every string goes out of tune.
#7
I like my trem! I whammy my squier standard strat all the time, and have to re-tune about once a week, to keep it spot on. It hasn't really de-tuned all that much yet...
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To me, all they do is de-tune the strings, and produce that vibrato effect. I don't even like it, I way prefer bending.

So, to me, they're totally useless. Am I alone in thinking this?

Hardtails FTW

Good luck trying to bend a string downwards in pitch
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i disagree, if you have good tuners they stay in tune pretty well, and with floyd rose it never goes out and you can do pretty awesome dives and get more vibrato, whammy bar harmonics r one of the sickest things you can do on a guitar too

Not just tuners. For anything other than a double locking trem, you need a nut that doesn't bind (such as an Wilkinson/LSR roller nut, graphtech trem nut, graphite nut) or some graphite in a nut that may bind. not to mention sharp knife edges.
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Not just tuners. For anything other than a double locking trem, you need a nut that doesn't bind (such as an Wilkinson/LSR roller nut, graphtech trem nut, graphite nut) or some graphite in a nut that may bind. not to mention sharp knife edges.


spot on, i always put some graphite powder in the nut grooves on my standard strat when i change strings.
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