What is the difference between the PRS Tremolo bridge and others?

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    What is the difference between the PRS Tremolo bridge and others? Others has 6 screws thingies too, so what makes it special?

    I'm a PRS newbie... actually, still waiting for it.
     
  2. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    The 6 screws you mention have a groove in them just below the head that the others don't have. The trem has a knife edge in the metal plate that holds those 6 screws. The knife edge rests in the grove and it makes the trem return to a more precise point. There are other reasons but that explains the part you asked about.
     
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  3. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Thanks for the info AP15!
     
  4. rmg471

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    Also, I believe the block is drilled deeper so that the ball end of the string is closer to the saddle than on vintage trems.
     
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  5. TonMan1

    TonMan1 New Member

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    The block is drilled deeper and out of brass. Brass is more musical than the Cold Rolled Steel that Fender used. I don't know what grade of Brass is used but I have friends in Germany that have a company called ABM that uses a lot of "Bell Brass" for Strat-type bridges, tune-o-matics and Stoptail's. It sounds considerably better that the normal aluminium, steel or zinc that Fender & Gibson use.
     
  6. mildew

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    As far as i can tell the PRS trem is a Strat trem with three changes.

    1. Notches cut into the bridge screws
    2. Bridge saddles that are unable to jiggle around.
    3. Straighter string pull over the nut.

    These three changes basically fix all the problems of the Strat trem.
     
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    Well, I believe the choice of materials, like unplated brass parts, is also improving the sustain and the sound.
     

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