Suhr owners.... what's your tremolo saddle height?

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  1. WildTop

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    I'm trying to do some poll about avarage saddle height setting on a gotoh tremolo.... it seems to vary...

    I'm reffering to the distance between the tremolo plate and the high/low E.

    So what's yours?
     
  2. WildTop

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    Any info would be greatly appreciated.....
     
  3. Ctom2

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    I have two Classic Antique Strats. Both measure 18/64" (9/32") from the top surface of the trem plate to the bottom on the low E string.

    Not sure what you need this for, but I hope it helps.
     
  4. WildTop

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    Thank you very much sir! that does help me a lot!
    I'm trying to get a general idea about avarage "correct" height for those trems...

    Anyone with different measurments?
     
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    I have three Suhrs with trems. I like mine to float a good bit, even with trem plate parallel to the body, so I actually raise the trem off the body and lower the saddles compared to the way they were shipped to me.
     
  7. WildTop

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    As we all know, saddle height effects tone and feel, therefore I would like to know how the people as Suhr setup their tremolo before any changes made by customers...
     
  8. WildTop

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    Any other Gotoh 510 tremolo owners who could be so kind to contribute?
     
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    I have a Classic Pro. I've never adjusted the trem at all and I am also measuring 9/32 from the baseplate to the string for the low and high E's.
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    And it doesn't feel too spongy? tone doesn't lack some brightness?
     
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    Sounds and feels great to me.
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  12. trap

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    The two Suhr's i've owned had the bridge plate parallel with the body about 1/16" off the body. The saddles were then set for the string height to measure 1/16" at the last fret. I believe that is the factory setup. My Tyler has the term about 5/64 off the body. But I raise the back up anyway to get 1- 1/2 steps up pull on the G string.
     
  13. willyboy

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    I've played with the heights of mine on my Suhr Pro S1 many times and never noticed one bit of difference in the tension or tone. As long as the strings aren't touching and binding on the base plate before the string break across the saddle it probably won't really matter what the actual height is. I just set mine so the allen screws on the saddles aren't sticking up for comfort and for palm muting.
     

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