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    people dislike so much that they revert to the sixties strat bridge instead? I don't get it.

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    Maybe they think that six contact points (rather than the two-points on the American Standards) transfers vibration and tone better.
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    • Porkchop
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      I guess so. but it begs the question: why did Fender "improve" on it?

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    Porkchop wrote:

    people dislike so much that they revert to the sixties strat bridge instead? I don't get it.


    I have both, don't have a preference but technically, using a vintage trem has more contact with the wood, even considering using the two outermost screws, as you should if set-up properly.

    Now, can we do away with those stupid screw in trem arms.  Pop-ins are superior in every way.

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    • mrbrown49
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      billybilly wrote:

      Now, can we do away with those stupid screw in trem arms.  Pop-ins are superior in every way.


      Absolutely!


    • Porkchop
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      I have a 98 AS strat with the new bridge. No matter what I did I could not stop the bridge from moving in the opposite direction while bending a string. So I had to give up the bar, and locked the bridge tightly to the body. Now it's flush 100%. I don't notice a difference in sustain, but I can bend a string.


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    PRS design is better, hands down. That said, maybe your nut needs some lubrication. Try a pencil in the slots
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      Porkchop wrote:

      people dislike so much that they revert to the sixties strat bridge instead? I don't get it.


      The 6-point bridge looks cooler :smiley-cool03:

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      • Knutsaq
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        That is probably as likely a reason as any.  Having had mny Strats with the modern 2-post and many with the vintage 6-screw, I actually think the modern version is superior.  













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