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Strat Style Trem. Guitar To Fixed Bridge


jbm222
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I have a guitar with the standard strat style tremelo where the strings feed through the hole in the back. If possilbe, I'd like to convert it into a fixed bridge guitar. I've blocked tremelos before and not been to happy with the results.

Blocking has to be done perfectly to avoid going out tune across all 6 strings when you bend or change tuning. Plus from my experience it doesn't sound the same as a fixed bridge.

So here's what I want to do. Take the bridge/tremelo system apart, removing the metal block that the springs attack to and the strings feed through. Fill in that hole in the back with wood. Then screw just the bridge plate into the new piece of wood and drill holes for the strings to feed through.

Any thoughts?

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