#1
I 've been listening to jeff beck and first i just gotta say DAMN lol he's inspired me to want to put a better bridge on my strat a bridge with a whammy that can pull the pitch up and down, doesn't go out of tune, and doesn't break strings. any suggestions on a good brand?
#2
Stetsbar? I've heard them mentioned before, but dont know much about them. You'll have to google it...
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Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#3
Use a roller nut and locking tuners. They'll do wonders for tuning stability. Heck, I believe the Jeff Beck signature strat had some of the above mentioned if not all. Big ass neck though.
#4
sorry to be off topic but while were here, can someone recommend a Jeff Beck album for someone wanting to get into his music? whats his defining album?
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#5
Wired, Blow by Blow, Guitar Shop, There and Back are all great. (Wired is my personal fav.)
Also, Truth, which is an album by the Jeff Beck Group w/ Rod Stewart on vocals and Ronnie Wood on bass is excellent.
#6
Beck does indeed use a roller bridge on his axes, and I think his trem is a standard Fender one, albeit one that's perfectly set up (which is not as common as you might expect). His trem floats, BTW.

I became frustrated with the stock Fender trem on my Am Dlx Roadhouse Strat and replaced it with a Wilkinson trem...direct drop in replacement, and it made a big difference as to stability, intonation, and it actually made the guitar louder when played un-amplified. Mine, unlike Beck's, is set up for dive only.

Bear in mind that, if you set up with a floating trem that pitches up and down, you will be unable to play unison bends, double-stop bends, etc and have them be in tune...as you stretch a string with the finger, the rest of them will go flat.

The technique that Beck uses is an absolute mystery to every other guitarist on the planet and maybe a few on other planets as well. He doesn't use a pick, he plays all his slide work in standard tuning, and his whammy technique...well, what can I say...the guy's tone is all in his hands and it is impossible to replicate. He just doesn't play the instrument the same way everyone else does.

Also, and BTW, I agree with the previous list of Jeff Beck albums, although Guitar Shop is by far my personal favorite (his more recent stuff is great too).