Super Vee - whatDaYa Think?

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  1. paulvcarter

    paulvcarter Supporting Member

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    My Strat has very rough screws and the old Fender bridge so I thought I'd give one of these a try - anyone have experience with them? The guitar is a 1998 Eric C Strat and the main reason was actually because the little screws are shredding my palm

    I'm becoming a huge fan of aftermarket parts, a new set of Kluson locking tuners made another Stratocaster of mine into a fabulous sustaining howling beast!




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  2. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    ??

    just put shorter screws in the saddles so they don't stick out.

    $5 vs $180.
     
  3. the recluse

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    I have a Super-vee Bladerunner on a MIM strat and have been really happy with it. I'm not a big whammy guy, but I feel the action and tuning stability are better than I was getting with the vintage bridge.
     
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    Here's a youtube w/Eric Johnson backstage showing one of his strats equipped with one. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have one on there if it sounded like crap or was junk.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP9G2A1QTjM
     
  5. mellecaster

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    ^^^^^
    This
     
  6. stradazone

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    Or cut the ones you have a bit at a time?
     
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    It's worth noting that the tension on a super vee is a bit higher than normal bridges. This means that if you set the trem flat as I do, the starting resistance for using it is actually quite high. It makes subtle, Gilmour style vibratos a little bit troublesome.

    Probably not so bad if you float it, though.
     
  8. paulvcarter

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    I thought the tuning benefits were interesting and as no real work was required it would add another dimension to the EC Strat. I just went for the bridge not the locking nut but that might be the next bit.

    Tonepro bridge vastly improved my Les Paul fyi - I would never go back



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    I do float mine, but I do agree that it's a bit stiffer than the stock bridge. For me that's a plus, as it makes the bridge feel more solid even though it's floating.
     
  10. idnotbe

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    i installed a super vee bladerunner into a couple of guitars.
    also i tried 3 types of super vee tremolo block - default one, brass, steel.

    1. because of the unique construction of super vee, it changes the guitar tone a lot.

    when i installed it into a ash body strat, the guitar sound was not ash strat's any more.
    now i installed it into mamywo body (which is similar to mahogany in sound) james tyler and it was ok.

    so, overall, the sound from super vee is not twang, high focused sound.
    it's more mid range focused.

    2. if the sustain of your guitar is less because of the vibration loss in bridge, the super vee can enhance the sustain.

    it contacts the body firmly. so i think the vibration loss can be minimized.

    3. as the other guys pointed out, the tremolo bar will be stiffer.
    but... it depends on personal preferences.
     
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    A friend put a strat replacement one on his strat and it sounds awesome!
    The guitar feels lighter and the sound is more lively and sustains better. I loved it so much I'm constantly thinking about buying one to have on one of my strats.
     
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    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    Ron Kirn is building me a Strat and I am going to have a Bladerunner put on it. It's an ash body with a maple neck. Should be fun! :)
     
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    Have a Bladerunner on my Highway One with a Graphtec nut,an old style Kahler trem-stop, and Grover mini lockers. It's my most dependable tremolo.
     
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    :aokThis, many strats require shorter or to be cut. Tedious but worth it.
    How do you know the Super V wont require screw shortening on your guitar?
     
  15. Wansel

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    I plan on purchasing one in the near future. This thread was very timely. The reviews online of the benefits of this trem bar and the simplicity of installation have sold me on it already.
     

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