#1
Okay, I can't find a direct answer from Google, so I'm going to have to show some humility and throw myself to the dogs on a simple question: Can you play in different tunings (Standard Flat, Drop D, Drop C, etc) on a Fender American Standard Stratocaster a la a fixed bridge? I currently have an Ernie Ball Music Man JP Signature with a free floating bridge with which I can't tune out of standard without having the bridge reset. I'm looking to buy a Strat and would like to know my tuning options with the guitar and whether I have more options than with my EB/MM. Thanks.
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#2
i switch between tunings all the time on my strat without making any adjustments to anything.

to be more specific: standard, drop d, drop c#, and drop c.
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#3
What about more "drastic" tunings, such as Standard D or something?
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#4
they have a floating trem, but alls you have to do is add springs or tighten the tremolo springs so the bridge rest on the body. then it'll downtune fine.

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#6
i go to drop d with out resetting the bridge on mine. but going to drop c my bridge is flush to the body with 10-46's.
#7
Yeah strats fixed or tremolo bridge can easily switch between tunings. With a tremolo though you would need to make sure the springs are tightened enough so that the bridge doesn't move around. Its an easy thing to fix. I've done different tunings with my 50's strat with ease. Mostly E or Eb or D though.
#8
Okay, thanks for the responses guys.

So, is the tremolo bridge "made" to play different tunings, or would you recommend I get a fixed bridge guitar to preserve sound quality when I feel like downtuning?
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#9
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Okay, thanks for the responses guys.

So, is the tremolo bridge "made" to play different tunings, or would you recommend I get a fixed bridge guitar to preserve sound quality when I feel like downtuning?

it's really easy to change tunings on a strat. if you change tunings alot just add a couple springs and have a push down only trem.