2-point vs. 6-point

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  1. Slartybartfast

    Slartybartfast Strat-Talk Member

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    Yes, my Musikraft/Warmoth strat has an LSR nut and American Standard string tree, works perfect. I could live without the locking tuners but used them anyway. I wish I could find the old original Wilkinson nut like I used to have - doesn't exist any more. It was all brass and steel, LSR is zinc.
     
  2. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Mine have the full-width Wilkinson nuts. The original split (50/50) Wilkinson nut is impossible to find. I think Jeff Beck bought them all up...:D
     
  3. Zwitter

    Zwitter Strat-Talker

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    The only thing I have against the 2-point is that it looks crap.

    I installed a 6-point on a 2-point body by screwing rawl plugs into the two threaded holes and then screwing normal screws through the two outer holes on a 6-point into them. That gives you a nice drill template for the remaining holes. i block my trems, so I can't vouch for the whamability of the whole affair, but it solved my problem.
     
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    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I can see people having different opinions, But I don't understand when a 2 point is referred to as an upgrade.
     
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  5. Fenderbaum

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    As mentioned. I have two Strats one with 2-point and one with PING stock 6-point. The 2 point feels much more smoother in action and seems to float better.
    The 2 point looks more "modern" (and less desirable) but i prefer the classic look of a 6 point.
    both works okay for me. Both in tuning stability and feel.
    So both types have their pros and cons.
     
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  6. AZZI

    AZZI Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi, i have experience with both types. I prefer the 2 pivot over the 6 screws, but i like to set the 2 pivot bridge floating, as if it were a vintage bridge.
    What i think it's the main advantage of the 2 pivot, is the fact that you can manage torque better, without having to use shims on the neck, this way keeping your neck pocket fit intact.
    Instead of using shims to lower the saddles and consequently the torque (people call it feel), just raise the pivots.
     
  7. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    The two point is more durable which is why the 2 point bridge became a thing. I’ve never had a 2-point wear out and I’ve never had a 6 screw version wear out but I expect my 6-screw will wear out before the 2-point one ever does; the 2-point is much smoother in operation. Yeah, it doesn’t look as balanced from a visual perspective but they are all business.
    They’re an upgrade in the same way an overhead cam is an upgrade to a push rod engine. It’s an improvement in engineering. It doesn’t share the good looks of the 6-screw but there is less friction which is easily noticeable.
     
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    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    Only had 6 point till a week ago
    New player series just changed that
    Both work but I'm still getting used to the look of a 2 point
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I prefer this type:
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  10. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    I like the 3 barrel floating bridge @fezz parka has on his but yes am ashtray bridge is super comfy to play and gets the job done.
     
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    I wouldn’t buy a strat with a two point trem... A six point trem makes it a correct Fender. Just preference...
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    That's an old picture.
     
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  14. Marky Forrest

    Marky Forrest Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    I totally agree with that so I guess I prefer 2 point. There, are you happy? LOL
     
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    rocknrollrich Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes! Thank you
     
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    I didn't say or even notice anything about your ability to speak english or any deficiency thereof. Your language skills are more than adequate. In fact, you expressed your ignorance regarding guitars quite effectively and rudely. Its not a language issue, its that you're an arrogant, narrow-minded, blow-hard who confuses his own uninformed opinions with fact, and then talks smack about them. You're the one who came in popping off about what's "stupid", and even doing so from a position of ignorance. Ignorance is fine when paired with humility, but talking $h%# from a position of ignorance is not. If you have a problem with the thoughts you express being used against you when you're wrong, maybe you really ought to take a hike until you grow up a little more. Don't let the door hit ya.
     
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  17. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Buried alive in the blues Gold Supporting Member

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    What if you have block saddles on a six-screw vibrato? Huh? What THEN??!?
     
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    longboard blues Senior Stratmaster

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    Madness! Heresy!!
     
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