View Full Version : Replace Tremolo with Hardtail Bridge

Big K
January 11th, 2007, 12:47 PM
Looking to convert the bridge on a builder Strat from a six screw vintage to a hardtail.. anyone have an outlet for an inexpensive bridge besides the flame conversion model at musicians friend??? really don't want to stick a $50 bridge on a $60 parts guitar.....

January 11th, 2007, 12:55 PM
Then youll always have a $60 parts guitar *shrug*
Why not put the money into it, even if its only value is that you enjoy it?

January 11th, 2007, 01:22 PM
why not just screw the existing bridge down rel tight so its lock up ? :)

Big K
January 11th, 2007, 02:48 PM
I have installed 5 tremolo springs tightened the pivot screws and installed a wooden block...it is quite solid.. just wondering if there was a replacement retrofit bridge out there...

Johnny Z
January 11th, 2007, 04:11 PM
why not just screw the existing bridge down rel tight so its lock up ? :)

I've done that and used a block of wood to hold the string block, then tightened the springs. I think Clapton did the same on Blackie. It works well, but now I'm building a hard tail strat from scrach. You can also get a standard tailpiece for about $10 and put some wood back into the body cavity and do about the same.

January 11th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Where are you acquiring you body and dose it come no route for a hard tail ?

Big K
January 11th, 2007, 06:47 PM
this is a POS power chord turn up the gain banger, not a pristine vintage whatever