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  1. Hey there, I have a question in my head these days, i thought maybe you could help me decide: in my situation (see below), should i get a vintage or a standard vibrato block? Situation - i m rebuilding a "perfect" guitar (for me) starting from a basswood Fender body with a straight 24 fret Fender neck. http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/strat80hm/library/Strat%20HM%20Blue/#/user/strat80hm/library/Strat%20HM%20Blue?sort=3&page=1&_suid=136855920574306923632957944514 - my perfect guitar should not ask for a tool box to tune or change a string, and should allow me to play behind the nut, and should look as close as a regular everyday Strat as possible. - this Strat is mounted with a black bulky double locking system (a Kahler Spyder) with routed cavity for pulling. - this vibrato is mounted on 2 poles which are about 2' 7/8" apart. Plan - to install a classic vibrato block (no locking) with piezo captor (LR Baggs X-Bridge because it sounds nice and cost less than other brands). http://www.lrbaggs.com/pickups/electric-guitar-acoustic-pickup - the Vintage version has 6 screws (2 1/8 wide) while the Standard had 2 poles (2 1/16 apart). - because of the difference of size with the Kahler, i m going to have to fill up the existing holes for the poles and drill new holes. - because of the routing, i might also have to fill-up at least the front part of the recess (where the poles are). - i like my vibrato block floating -which i do by setting it "slanted" (a la Jeff Beck)- so it doesnt not necessarily need a recessed body, although i m not against the idea of setting it "flat" and take advantage of the already existing route for pull-ups. - I like the Vintage system better, especially the thin threaded vibrato bar. Questions - given the strong string/spring tension involved, and the potential "fragility" of having to glue a new piece of wood to accommodate new poles/screws, is the 6 screws-Vintage system the right choice in my situation? - what s sturdier: 6 screws or 2 poles? - any specific kind of wood i should use for (partially) filling up the routed part? Thanks for sharing thoughts and clearing up confusion.
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