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    Question Replace Tremolo with Hardtail Bridge

    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.....
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    We've done four already, but now we're steady, and then they went one-two-three-four....

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    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?

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    why not just screw the existing bridge down rel tight so its lock up ?

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    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...
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    We've done four already, but now we're steady, and then they went one-two-three-four....

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    Quote Originally Posted by snarph
    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.

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    Where are you acquiring you body and dose it come no route for a hard tail ?

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    this is a POS power chord turn up the gain banger, not a pristine vintage whatever
    Guitars: A Few
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    We've done four already, but now we're steady, and then they went one-two-three-four....

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