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Can I Use A Roller Tom With A Strat Style Neck?


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Depends on what you are using for a body. I know the Schaller roller TOM is kinda high so a neck angle would be required. If you are just going to install a TOM on a fender style body/neck combo then you are going to have problems. String spacing is not an issue with a roller TOM.

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Isn't the string spacing really determined by the type of pickups you'll be using? In other words, you'll be choosing a bridge that places the strings over the pole pieces of the pickups.

Of course, you can use blade-style pickups to avoid that issue.

You are not required to use a TOM with a Bigsby by the way. You can adapt some hardtail bridges to your purposes -- just file the back edge to allow the strings to pass over the saddles. It's easier to do this with Tele-style plates that use three-barrel saddles, of course.

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