Floating trems= loose base..opinions?

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  1. pfrischmann

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    Hi guys,
    I am working on the specs for my super strat and I'm a I've discovered something I want to confirm.

    I've tried a few superstrats recently. Some were very expensive custom shop pieces and some were regular production models. Most had floating trems of one type or another.

    I've found the bass on all of these to be very loose. I've always known a floating bridge won't give you as much bottom end but I am speaking of the quality of the bottom end.

    If you've ever turned up the bass too much on a plexi or accidentally muted your low E string to far away from the bridge....it's that "wub,wub" sound. You lose the attack... there's no punch..


    Is this just a characteristic of all floating trems?

    Thanks for your opinions..
     
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    IME, yes, they tend to have a more compressed, less punchy bass, especially the 2-post trems. But the 2-post Gotohs are supposed to be better. I haven't tried those yet.
     
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    Thanks Buringyen
    Compressed is exaclty the work I was looking for.
     
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    Sorry,
    I can't believe I missed that.
    I wonder if a Skyway would solve this problem?
     
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    Did you get to try any of the recent Charvels during your tests? My MIJ San Dimas is crisp, clear and balanced acoustically. I didn't know superstrats could sound that way. Most of mine were MIJ Ibanez before that; softer and more muddled sounding.
     
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    How old were the strings?
     
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    Some seem to think so: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=180041
    The Stetsbar is also a good option for punchier bass response.
     
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    It sure would be easier if I could find a floating trem with some thump.
     
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    strings felt new but who can tell.
     

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