Strat 2 Point Trem Options with No Routing (locking and non-locking)

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  1. Dr. Tinnitus

    Dr. Tinnitus Member

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    I've got a new Strat body coming. I want to build it into something different than my vintage style Strats.

    It's a 2 point body. I've seen some nice locking trems and I'm definitely curious about them, but they're all expensive and some require routing and I'm not doing that.

    Looking for suggestions that don't require a lot of modification (a few extra holes in the body for mounting are okay) isn't super expensive and is different from the typical Strat stuff is what I'm looking at checking out.

    Thanks to all of you.
     
  2. Benz2112

    Benz2112 Supporting Member

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    Hipshot Contour?
     
  3. RayBarbeeMusic

    RayBarbeeMusic Silver Supporting Member

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    Mannmade 2 post strat trem replacement requires no routing.
     
  4. Mike Dresch

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    Hipshot Contour gets my vote. All day, every day.....
     
  5. Dr. Tinnitus

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    Being that I'm a vintage trem guy and those are block saddles on the Hipshot, do you know if there are modern and vintage spaced options? I like more space between the strings if possible...
     
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    Babicz on everything.
     
  7. burningyen

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    Bladerunner is worth considering if you want more of a hardtail response and don't mind a stiffer feel to the whammy bar.
     
  8. Blix

    Blix Supporting Member

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    Wait a few weeks and get the Suhr/Wilkinson bridge with locking saddles? Most 2-point systems doesn't have vintage spacing.
     
    freedom's door and drod1985 like this.
  9. CA$H FLOW

    CA$H FLOW Member

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    Hipshot US Contour is my favorite bridge. The nut on my guitar is cut perfectly, I lube the saddles/nut slots with Big Bends nut sauce every string change & I can whammy all I want with little to no turning issues.
     

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