6-Screw Vintage Style Trem vs. 2-Point Modern Style trem

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  1. 9-Pin

    9-Pin Member

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    I have a SSH MIM strat that I am planning to modify to be a more modern strat than my Cray Sig model. I was going to drill out a couple of the mounting holes and use a Wilkinson 2-point trem.

    Then while on Mojo's site I saw the VS400 and VS401. They are essentially the same bridge, but one is two-point and the other is 6-screw. Would I notice a difference in feel if I went with the 6-screw over the 2-point?

    I want a silky and solid feel. Similar to the Floyd equipped axe I had, but without the added hassle of the locking nut and fine tuners.

    thanks,
    9-Pin
     
  2. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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    The two point trem is definitely the right choice based on your description. However, if the body of your guitar is already drilled for the 6 screw type, I wouldn't try to convert it to a 2 post. There are more variables to consider than just the two post holes. It would be best to pick up a strat body that's pre-drilled for the 2-post or just use a quality 6 screw bridge on your existing body (see Callaham or Gotoh 510TS).
     
  3. c_mac

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    Here we go. Here come the guys claiming that they can hear a difference between a 6 screw and 2 point trem through a cranked Marshall Super Lead.
     
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    Nonsense, the basis of my recommendation is based on the original poster being accustomed to the feel of a Floyd Rose, which is a far cry from a 6 screw vintage trem. Please feel free to disagree, but at least offer up a reason so we can all benefit.

    Let's keep these threads on track!
     
  5. Tone_Terrific

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    You are not just looking at an overdrill and drop in solution.:nono
    There wouldn't even be enough wood to securely mount the 2 pivot screws or inserts using your proposal. Measure twice cut once...if you're lucky.:AOK
     
  6. 9-Pin

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    Thanks guys.

    And Testing1two is right. I am not concerned so much with the tonal change as I am with the feel of the two different units. If there is a solid smooth feel that I can get from a 6-screw trem that would be much easier for me to install.

    Tone - if this is not as simple as just drilling out a couple of holes, and that won't be solid, I think I will just look for a 6-screw trem that will get me what I am looking for.
     
  7. Eagle1

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    A good local tech will not charge you much to drill the mounting post holes if you take him a stripped down body and neck .A six screw body can be easily converted to a Floyd or a Two post (Gotoh ,Wilk,etc.)
     
  8. Dickie Fredericks

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    You mean you dont? LOL J/K

    Its a preference thing for me. I like the 6 screws. If I want a 2 point on my Strat Id put a Floyd on it. I just dont dig the 2 points on a Strat. But hey. to each his own. Do what you like and then play the hell out of it.
     

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