Electric Bridges - What's Your Ratio??

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  1. Tim

    Tim Are 2 heads better than 1

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    I was just shooting the breeze with Hans about his “Baltimore Raven” and debating if I NEEDED a PRS with Floyd. I have been on the verge of doing it for a few years and never pulled the trigger… but it is now getting to the top of the list!!

    Anyway, we got talking about bridges and I thought I kept a pretty good balance of Trem Vs Hard Tail… but turns out I was wrong… I am over tremmed!! And my ratio of Floyds is higher than I thought. I had never really kept track of this till now..... So I thought it would be good for everyone to have a think about their ratio…. Acoustics don’t count!!!

    Here is mine... What's yours???

    All Electric Bridges:

    Hard tail/fixed bridge = 31%
    Standard Trem = 41%
    Floyd types = 25%
    Other = 3%

    Just PRS… last weeks order made me 50/50, I have never really tracked it before...
    Hard = 50%
    Trem = 50%










    P.S. I know that the %ages are not a ratio ;-)……. just easier that way :)
     
  2. markie

    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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    What is "other" my friend?
     
  3. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    I'm terrible at Math. I needed special attention from a teacher like this!

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  4. Egads

    Egads Happy

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    73% fixed
    18% standard trem
    9% "synchro" sans bar--i.e. "the floating fixed!" (I hate that damn thing!)
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    For PRS guitars it's 100% standard trem, and I plan on keeping it that way. I wonder if I can get John to make me a trem for my flamenco guitar?
     
  6. Tim

    Tim Are 2 heads better than 1

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    Steinbergers and other oddities.... still in the "somekind of trem' box
     
  7. markie

    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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    About 1/3 of my Guitars have Trem.
     
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    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    Drool! I want a Newburgh-era M-series Steinberger so bad.
     
  9. Woundtight

    Woundtight New Member

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    For PRS guitars
    75% trem
    25% hardtail

    In order to play the heavier strings like 11ga, I need a trem, something with a little 'give'. Bends are much easier and the tuning stability, with the heavier strings, get's close to what a fixed bridge does for me.
    I am staying with the trem for the next couple of builds. But I do like that two piece bridge, so in the long run I would expect to maintain the 3:1 ratio of trem to hardtail...
     
  10. Gnal

    Gnal New Member

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    Currently I'm running with these percentages:
    37.5% Floyds
    62.5% Fixed

    PRS Only
    100% Adjustable Stop Tail

    If I could justify selling my Floyds, I'd replace them with more fixed bridges, but the guitars are too nice so I have to hope my kids pick up the guitar so I can gift them and then replace them :p.
     
  11. Tim

    Tim Are 2 heads better than 1

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    Piccies???
     
  12. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    I've got four equipped with a trem but two of those are decked. Two guitars stoptail.

    PRS wise it's 50 / 50 (working) trem and stoptail.
     
  13. Gnal

    Gnal New Member

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    I'll try to upload some this evening. They are all Jackson soloists, not quite as attractive as most PRS, but the craftsman ship is really good and the setups are outstanding. :)
     
  14. swede71

    swede71 Tja ba!Läget?

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    Anyone tried the Bladerunner tremolo?
     
  15. yankeebulldog

    yankeebulldog I don't like to get that specific

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    I usually stay about 50/50 but at the moment I'm 20% Floyd, 20% Trem, 60% hardtail. For PRSi, I've had plenty of both and some good ones of each type so I can't really say I have a preference. Switching between the 2 has never bothered me.
     
  16. yankeebulldog

    yankeebulldog I don't like to get that specific

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    I had one that had been fitted to a McNaught Strat. Cool concept but I never got used to the feel of it. The tension was much stiffer than a knife edge type of trem.
     
  17. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    100% fixed.
     
  18. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    I'm 4:3 fixed to trem, but two of the trems are blocked, so my effective fixed to trem ratio = 6:1

    I really don't use the trem anymore, but I have a Strat with a Hipshot on it in case I get the urge. A part of me wants an SE Torero though...
     
  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I am heavily biased to fixed - probably 75-80%.
    One floyd on my tele.
     
  20. Danerada

    Danerada Goatee Practitioner

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    I am at 100% fixed.
     

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