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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Silverman, Nov 22, 2020.
Yah that is a nice feature.
Good luck with that...
I have two point, six screw and PRS and they all do what they should without trouble. I will say that I miss my Legacy because the dual fulcrum trem was smoother than the others with more mass.
They've both worked well for me. I never really give them a second look.
I have multiple of both, including one two point with an LSR nut and no string trees. Properly set up, both styles do what they’re supposed to. I’d rather spend my time getting the most out of the gear I have than focusing how that gear might not be good enough.
Oh, and I float all my bridges and use the trem regularly. Most of the time if I have an issue, it’s the nut, not the bridge, but I’ve gotten that sorted on all my strats.
All my Strats have 6-point trems, and I fail to see how anything else could be better. Pretty much zero tuning issues, and I don't even need locking tuners.
My only experience of a (floating) 2-point trem so far was an MIM Player, and, while it stayed in tune fine, I didn't like the feel really. I don't know if that was just the setup of that guitar though.
6 point looks better.
I prefer a 2 point as it’s easier to tweak when performing an initial set up.
But Floyd Rose rules all.
I’ve had 2 strats with 6-screw and 2 Strats with 2-point.
Seems if you set them up right they operate the same. The 2-point is smoother in a more linear way as in there is no difference in the mechanical feedback you might feel during a pull or push whereas you’ll have a different feel from the 6-screw as you perform the full sweep.
I’m happy with both and I don’t really have a preference but if I were building the ultimate Strat for me, I’d have a 2-point with roller nut and locking tuners.
I think 6 point is way better because it's 4 more points then 2 points and more is better. But 2 works but it will always be 4 less then 6. Thats just my opinion so if you like 2 they are good too and once you are playing you don't really think about it.
2.....6, what ever it takes.
Frequenting a forum just to pour hate on everything doesn’t seem too smart either
6 point with vintage saddles for stratty strattyness, but 6 point can sometimes be finicky to set up.
2 point for easy, reliable set up and use.
There is room for both; I have no preference.
2-point or 6-point? Either work just fine, I have multiples of both.
The only time I went out to buy a strat with a specific style was 0-point.
You can also remove 2 screws from the 6 point to make it a 4 point. Some people take out the middle two screws. Some take out the second and 5th.
This is probably the same level of hocus pocus as people who can hear the difference in the colour of the nitro, but hey... what's the point of playing guitar if you can't hear what you want to hear?
I'm a much bigger fan of the 6. In addition to looking "right" to me, they spread the tension over a larger area of wood. I've seen several photos, on here and elsewhere, of the 2-point trem starting to crack the wood right in front of the threaded inserts the posts go in to, some severe enough that the wood between the bridge block rout and bridge pickup rout has given way and the whole insert has pulled loose or has started to shift with the bridge sitting noticeably cocked to one side. I've never seen this on a 6.
I have three Strats, one that came with a 6-point and two other partscasters whose bodies originally came with the 2-point that I converted to 6. Not a bit of tuning issues as long as I took care of the nut and took my time with a Frudua setup.
Certain makers such as Wudtone also offer a "conversion" bridge that uses the brass inserts and an adapter to thread into the brass inserts, but also includes and lets you drill for the center four. I have two successful partscasters using the conversion bridge.
6. Purely aesthetic. Looks like a strat should. Never had a tuning stability issue either. Set up correctly, neither will you.
I don't really care what it looks like as long as it works but have to say the 2-point is smoother. There must be some reason why Fender has been using it since 1986!
(And it's even on the MIM ones now.)
That's my deal. If I'm really going to play with the tremolo, I pick up my Kamikaze or my Soloist so I can use the Floyds. Two or six point,
all my Fender strats somehow wind up decked or close to it if it's a two.