Fixed Bridge

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  1. gulfbreezer33

    gulfbreezer33 New Member

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    Maybe Im just a minority but I sure wish more fixed bridge options were available, like with the SE Custom Zebrawood and the american made custom 24. I remember the Tim Mahoney SE model a few years ago, I guess it didnt sell well.

    In any case Im throwing my vote in for more fixed bridge options.
     
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  2. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    About half my PRSi are stoptails so I guess I like them too. I like the feel and hand position of the trem but seldom use it as a vibrato. I like the stoptail for bending. You don't have to bend as far to get up to pitch.
     
  3. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I have one with the wrap around bridge all the rest are trems. I'm a trem guy from way back.
     
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  4. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Yeah I'm sad about the lack of stoptails and fatter necks in the SE line these days.

    24 frets and stoptail has been a rare combo for a long, long time, though. At least you can block a trem if you never use it.
     
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  5. Steve Dombroski

    Steve Dombroski New Member

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    I have 3 stoptail/hardtail PRS 24s. One is a Private Stock semi hollow with an adjustable stoptail, the second is a PTC modded KL1812, and the 3rd is a Holcomb Core. I'm in your boat, I think PRS needs more stoptail 24s. I've never been a trem fan because I do too much that has wacky tunings.
     
  6. justjoshin

    justjoshin New Member

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    I agreed! Popular models are the 245, Bernie, Zack, and Chris Robertson so you would think they would have more options??? I am currently on the lookout for a good deal on a custom 22 in great condition with the stoptail.
     
  7. justjoshin

    justjoshin New Member

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    Has there been a change in the bridge on the SE standard 245? I noticed 2 different listings online today for 2018 models with the adjustable bridge like the CR & ZM. Both were listed as brand new.
     
  8. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    I prefer the stopbar myself. Even better, several of my guitars have the string thru body design (not PRSs). The only trems I keep unblocked are my Strats. But that is because if I want to play Hendrix or SRV then they use it to get some of the sounds they make. Other trems I have blocked.
     
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    justjoshin New Member

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    I spoke with a local licensed dealer and he said they have made some improvements to the SE line and he has 4 - 245’s with the wrap around adjustable bridge on them. 2 - whale blue flame tops, a standard vintage cherry, and a standard tobacco all from Indonesia.
     
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