+1111111111111The notion that a 6 screw bridge sounds better is folklore. I have a couple Grosh guitars with the 2 screw 1088 bridge and they sound fabulous. Nobody would ever know the diff and they stay in tune so much better. The bigger screws in the 2 screw bridges also produce much more bridge to body contact.
More metallic would not be a positive improvement for me.I play wth a good amount of gain and this stuff is not really audible unless I am just going into a clean-ish amp. I have strats with 6 hole and 2 post bridges.
One thing that in my experience makes a bigger difference is the block. I went from an Fender Am Std block on one strat to a 1018 CRS block and I could feel and hear the difference. It sounded more like a classic strat (more metallic and springy) on recordings.
I was just saying that "metallic" isn't something I look for in my strat tone in general whether it be a trem block mod or anything other mod. I know CRS blocks have been said to be brighter and have more sustain. Don't think I've ever heard them described as more metallic, so that's good to know.>More metallic would not be a positive improvement for me.
then don't do it
Maybe you might want to explain what you are looking to do with your sound. The difference is not night and day by most people's accounts (of course the next post will be someone who disagrees and thinks the difference is like getting a whole new guitar because that's what a message board is all about!)
That's a whole other story. I thought the original poster was talking about strat bridges, comparing a vintage to say a 1088...I only had a Floyd put on in place of a six screw, and it made the guitar brighter and thinner. It's two post and also gave it that real sensitive, rubbery feel.