2-point vs. 6-point

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  1. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Senior Stratmaster

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    ..... and herein endeth the lesson.
     
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    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    For a lower end guitar..either..for a high end guitar...neither....i would prefer getting something like the vega-trem installed.

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  3. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I've had both, but I like the six point look better.
     
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  4. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    It looks like the red 1 is the 2 point
     
  5. The Ballzz

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    I have three 2-points and two 6-points and find the two points to provide ever so slightly better tuning stability, at least for my use/setups. All are floated to give an "up-bend" of three half steps on the G string and one half step on the high E. The anomaly of the 6-point is that when doing an agressive "up bend" if it goes a tad out of tune, it requires almost a full dive bomb to get back to perfect tuning home, whereas no matter how bad the 2-points get whacked out, a light bump down brings me right back to "Mama's Home Cookin'!" Both 6-points react this way, as do the all three 2-points. Now I must admit that both 6-points are Squier models, but have been upgrade with genuine Fender parts, had good nuts well installed/cut and have had every detail/point addressed, as have all three 2-points. Given this, I'll reserve a steadfast opinion until owning a genuine Fender 6-point. With that said, the 6-points are absolutely consistent from one to the other and from one time to another, just a tiny bit different in operation to the 2-points.

    On the other hand, the 2-points seem just a tiny bit smoother, like the mchanics are simply riding on the springs, as opposed to somewhat needing to occasionally "slide" on the screw shafts. Either way, I sure do love wigglin' my stick and divin' into the deep end! :D

    Just My $.02 & Worth Much Less,
    Gene
     
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  6. train

    train Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    I don’t believe you own a prs . I think you just like to stir the pot.
     
  7. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Senior Stratmaster

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    If you want to be childish... let's do it properly:

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    Just to say... here you can't see my Mustang, my Jaguar, my other Gibson SG and my Hofner.
     
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    Oh believe me, we’ve all heard a hell of a lot about that prs....
     
  9. train

    train Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Good to know , I can put him in the cornfield.
     
  10. integra evan

    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    Back on topic, I prefer the vintage string spacing (wider) of the vintage 6 screw.
     
  11. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    You are correct. ;)

    I know what you mean, I think the factory mint guard is what gives it that affect. If it were a white or parchment guard it would just look like a bright silver. IMHO, YMMV, etc... :D

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  12. 3bolt79

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    Well, I have both six point and two point bridges. I find that if the nut has been properly addressed, the bridges stay in tune and return to zero no matter if I pull up or down. My Floyd’s take the worst of the abuse I can dish out. There again, with the Floyd, if the nut is properly tightened and the string bar is set at the appropriate height, the thing will be in tune when locking the strings down at the nut, you don’t even need to touch the fine tuners.
     
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  13. StummerJoe

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    :rolleyes:
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  14. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    I pull sharp on my six point a lot.
     
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    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    I'll tell you what's worrying - someone stating their opinions as fact. I can't stand locking tuners, so obviously they suck and it's stupid to use them.

    Catch the drift? Carry on.:thumb:
     
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    This has been my experience as well.
    All of it, from the (Carl Verheyen?) setup to the behaviour of the 2 types.
     
  17. Highway Chile

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    Just in case anyone cares, I prefer the look and performance of the two posts.
     
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    If you deck the trem I think the vintage is much better and easier to setup. If you float it then the 2 point performs really well.
     
  19. The Ballzz

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    Yeah the Carl Verheyen setup is OK, except for angling the spring plate BS and not being as otherwise detailed as the Frudua stuff. Particularly if you watch the multiple videos from Mr. Frudua! I should add that on the 2-point units, aggressive string bending and bangin' on the strings like red headed step-children puts it slightly out of tune more often than any trem use, up or down. The 6-points are just a tad more finicky and fiddly, for me. I might also add that when I pick up any of my floaters (after sitting idle overnight or a couple days), they may be slightly out, but if I strum 'em, do a few licks and work the wiggle up and down, 9 times out of 10 they end up perfectly in tune, except for maybe a touch up on the high E.

    YMMV,
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  20. Tone Guru

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    This is an important consideration for some playing styles.
    You have a choice of string spacing with the various versions of the six screw.
    With the two point you are limited to narrow string spread.

    I like having choices, options.
    My choice is to have one of each available.
     
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