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

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Kingmarc1982, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. =KARMA=

    =KARMA= Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I couldn’t think of anything more constructive to post regarding a rectangular piece of plastic.
     
  2. KoreGeneral

    KoreGeneral Strat-Talker

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    Off, because one guitar the back plate cracked, and the other I cant find it.
     
  3. Watchdogg

    Watchdogg Strat-Talk Member

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    Off because Eric Johnson did not include one on my EJ strat
     
  4. GlassyD83

    GlassyD83 Strat-Talker

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    Off. not sure if there is any tonal difference but ease of access for string changes is worth it. Obnoxious number of screws on those scratchplates :)
     
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  5. aepoc

    aepoc Strat-Talk Member

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    This is the best answer.
     
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    crankit Strat-Talk Member

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    Sad, that this is the only thing worth talking about. Its almost stupid. Crankit.
     
  7. Multitrak

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    I never blocked mine, I've got 5 springs in there so it sits flat on the body (not floating so no FR pull-ups) I like to tap the trem bar a little bit on some lead solo blues notes, maybe just a little 1/2 or 1/4 semitone down quickly here and there mixed with bending with my fingers also.

    I've never had to adjust anything in the back like the claw or screws, it stays in tune even with some bigger dives which I rarely do, so the cover stays on, I'd miss the trem personally if I get an LP which I'm considering for radius reasons and having huge hands.
     
  8. TinyTree

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    Off, I think it's more comfortable when standing and makes string changes easier. Also I like the look.