View Full Version : I got a stratocaster... HELP!!!
01-01-2002, 02:02 AM
okay, can anybody tell me how whammy bars actually work... (esp. how to put one into a strat and know exactly you did it correctly). any and everybody who knows about this please tell me, I'm pretty dumb when it comes to that. thanks!
[Edited by SofaKingStupid on 01-01-2002 at 03:08 AM]
01-01-2002, 09:00 AM
If you wan't to put a floyd in your strat, you should ask a pro, since it involves a lot of minor hassle that could drive you nuts...
01-01-2002, 03:45 PM
I guess you mean how do you put the arm on a strat??
If it's that...
then just screw it in
- like you would use a screwdriver to drive a screw.
With a strat type trem (and most others) pushing down on the bar lowers the pitch of the strings , pulling up raises the pitch . Fiddle about with it and see how far you can go .if it F**ks up your tuning too much ..ask us again..
02-11-2002, 04:09 PM
Watch you dont screw it in too far or you will wreck the strings and bridge!
02-13-2002, 09:06 AM
What type of Strat and what year is it? The newer Strats do not have to be screwed in, you can just pop them in and pop them out (the best way to tell is look at the end of the bar. If it's pointed with a notch above it, you can just pop it in). As far as putting a new tremolo in, that's a pro's job at the shop. You run into all kinds of problems. Normally (and I may be wrong on this, so anyone correct me if I am), the Floyd Rose is a bit deeper than the normal Strat tremolo, so they may not be able to put one in without have to physically alter the body. They do make Strats with a Floyd Rose installed already (the Richie Sambora sig series, and I think there's one more. If you don't want to fork out the cash for a Fender, Jackson makes very good Strat style bodies all with Floyd Rose licensed tremolo's.
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