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how often do you use your guitar's tremolo?

How often do you use your tremolo


  • Total voters
    190
  • Poll closed .

SW33THAND5

Senior Member
Messages
5,081
HEY STRAT GUYS... (and other players with trem guitars)

how often do you play your tremolo?:huh
 

EADGBE

Senior Member
Messages
12,339
Hardly ever. I don't want to wear them out. I have two guitars with licensed versions and so I'm real careful. I leave the bar in them though for a little more sustain.
 

Jesus freak

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
2,644
Im not good at it, but I got to have at least one axe with a trem. I wish my bass had a trem though!
 

shane8

Member
Messages
31,492
mine was blocked but i pulled the block out today - still decked w/ 5 springs but i'm toying with making it usable again - stay tuned
 

Dashface

Member
Messages
5,842
I have a really hard time when soloing with my strats not doing the Jeff Beck thing. It's just so satisfying to do :D


Luckily, most of my guitars are hard-tail so I don't have to worry about being a derivative bastard in general :)
 
Messages
955
4 of my guitars have trems - 2 with vintage style (6-screw) trems, 1 with an OFR, and 1 with an Ibanez Edge Pro. The two with vintage trems are dive-only but I never use them, I don't have locking tuners on those guitars. The Carvin with the OFR has a TremStop in it so I can go to drop D. The Ibanez is full float and I wouldn't have it any other way :)
 

cosmic_ape

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
6,891
I use it more tastefully now, especially to apply vibrato to full chords. A good trem makes all the difference, too
 

CA$H FLOW

Member
Messages
954
When I was younger I never used the trem. After watching a video of Jeff Beck and seeing all the amazing things he does with it, I have now started to use it quite often. Some times I will quickly grab it and let go just to get some movement on a note. Other times I will rapidly vibrate my palm on the bridge after plucking a note to attempt his trademark little warble thing; I'm slowly getting better at it.
I really need to get a shorter trem arm though. Anyone know the best place for such a thing?
 

VHS analog

Member
Messages
5,018
After watching a video of Jeff Beck and seeing all the amazing things he does with it, I have now started to use it quite often.

I really need to get a shorter trem arm though. Anyone know the best place for such a thing?
I use the vintage strat trem pretty aggressively, like a Floyd Rose. Jeff Beck is an inspiration.

Callaham makes a stainless steel vintage trem bar in 3 different lengths that is very high quality.
 

geekocaster

Member
Messages
2,262
Floating for subtle vibrato and small dives during leads. I used to deck them until i got a properly set up EJ strat in 2006. Now its a big part of my technique.
 

sonicD

Member
Messages
1,007
Not a big fan of Strat trems - in fact, I blocked it not too long ago and seem to prefer it that way. But, I'm a huge Bigsby fan and use that all the time. Sure, it's a completely different effect, but I've got Bigsbys on not only my "main" guitar, but on several. Couldn't live without it.
 

jjp

Senior Member
Messages
656
I didn't vote as I would say that my Strat is my "main" guitar. It is one of three that I have and they all get about equal play time. However, when I do play with the Strat I use the trem, it's always on the body.
 

RR59CMS

Member
Messages
1,079
Its a must have for me. I like the two post fulcrum type. I constantly reach for a trem even when I'm playing acoustic. In fact I've got a bud who is getting ready to introduce a trem system for acoustics any day now.
 

Funky54

Member
Messages
4,849
I really need the Bigsby on my Gretsches. I like ot play hard Rock mostly with a Paul but I play at least 10-12 songs with a Gretsch and they all use the bigsby.
 




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