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  • Has anyone routed under a Fender tremolo?

    Has anyone ever routed underneath the tremolo on a Strat to get more Floyd-like range on the pull? I haven't been able to find any examples of this, which leads me to believe there is something about the design that doesn't allow for this.

    I was just wondering because I love my Strat to death, and I was thinking that a floating tremolo and an active humbucker in the bridge would make it simply the most incredible shred-machine I could imagine. (I will never modify my Strat, though. I would get another to mess around with. Not that I am going to do it, even though I found the perfect one to do it with on Reverb. I am just always thinking of ideas. )
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  • #2
    you can float a strat trem you just have to loosen the two screws in the back that hold the trem springs claw

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    • #3
      Sure you can float the trem, but keep in mind that once you extend the range, you'll also most likely experience return to pitch issues. A roller nut would help alleviate this, as well as some other strat tricks to help get it dialed in. Remember that the locking nut and the Floyd was specifically designed to over come the tuning stability issues associated with trem bar shenanigans.
      Fwiw, I feel that if you really wanted to float a strat trem, then start with a 2pt USA strat trem because it'll have much smoother action.
      String tension vs friction is your battle.
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      • #4
        carl verheyen set his trem so he can get a minor third
        check it here
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVQCaQxdSH0

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        • #5
          That's pretty cool, I've heard of guys doing that before, but it takes some definite dialing in to get it exact. Also seen guys put stuff under their floyds to get the same results.
          Thanks for posting that.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dirtdog View Post
            carl verheyen set his trem so he can get a minor third
            check it here
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVQCaQxdSH0
            That is beautiful.
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