Tremelo backplate... On.... or Off

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  1. Kingmarc1982

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    I see them played with them on.
    I see them played with them off.

    maybe they misplaced it?
    maybe they wanna show off how many springs they have

    Maybe the screws got stripped from taking it off trying to get those damn string ends out the little holes.

    or
    Maybe there’s a reason.
    Is there a reason?
    I do not know.
     
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    No reason.. Always off.
     
  4. 2aug82b

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    On when nude. Off when clothed.
     
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    On..

    then off...
     
  8. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy Senior Stratmaster

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    ▲ ▲ ▲ This.

    Try it for yourself - at volume, so you get a real sense of it - and see if there isn't a difference.
     
  9. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    On - who wants a big hole in the back of their guitar?
     
  10. Cesspit

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    Always off, I lost one many years ago and got used to the look...
     
  11. pookie613

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    Off, because it makes string changes easier.
     
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    Off, to facilitate claw adjustments and string changes.
     
  13. stratocarlster

    stratocarlster Most Honored Senior Member

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    Off for reasons above.
     
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  14. Dreamdancer

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    If you want a guitar with a tremolo you want a guitar with a big hole in it.....
     
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    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    Either. Not fussed
     
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    Both are cool.

    Off looks rock and roll, and makes string changes easier.
    Plus, it lets me show off my stainless block and Göldo trem setter (back box).

    Off is a bit like leaving your shirt or shirt cuffs unbuttoned. Can look sloppy, or casually nonchalant, depending on what you're going for.


    On looks neater and 'correct'.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    On, I've never had a problem getting the strings on or off with it there.
     
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    I want to leave it off, but I'm a bit OCD so it stays on...
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    I developed three horizontal lines of missing belly hair so I keep it on.

    No just kidding but I keep it on anyway.
     
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