Whammy Bar

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by RickySchmidlin, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    That i can do. lol. I picked that up from you a few years back. Thanks.
     
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  2. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Had one for a relatively short time in 1980-81. Hated it. Never looked back.

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  3. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Got it right in 2018:

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  4. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    Awesome. You should make an album of that kind of stuff.
     
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  5. David Garner

    David Garner Senior Stratmaster

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    I use the 6-screw on my EJ to shimmy and the Floyd on my superstrat to shake
     
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  6. Handsome McClane

    Handsome McClane Senior Stratmaster

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    After avoiding learning how to use one well for 40 years, I finally started focusing on using my twang bar last year. Now it's fully incorporated into my playing; can't believe I didn't use them for so long. I bought two new Strats and two PRS SEs so I have plenty of guitars with trems now.
     
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  7. rockon1

    rockon1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Any time I pick up my guitar. Used a few more worbles than normal in this vid as I was testing my new VS100


     
  8. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    I got interested in how at types of vibrato had different “feels,” so I use my shimmer stick frequently, even playing single note lines.
     
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  9. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    I'm fortunate if
    My right gets where it is supposed to
    And
    My left gets where it is supposed to
    So
    There is no time for anything else
     
  10. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes I do. Nothing too much just to add some shimmer.
     
  11. muttonbuster

    muttonbuster Strat-O-Master

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    Of my four strats, only one (a mij with a scalloped neck) has the bar even screwed in
    and that one gets played very rarely. I go to my Floyd equipped Jackson or ESP when
    I want play with the bar.
     
  12. Hal Nico

    Hal Nico Senior Stratmaster

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    I use it a lot but mainly for subtle vibrato different from my finger technique,






    :)
     
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  13. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    If you've got one it's obligation.
     
  14. fezz parka

    fezz parka fezz parka

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    It's essential to most of what I do.

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    No locking stuff. Trad six screw bridge plate setup right.
     
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  15. ThebiggestJerk

    ThebiggestJerk Senior Stratmaster

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    All the time on outfitted guitars.
     
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  16. ElementMan

    ElementMan Strat-Talk Member

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    All the time. For shimmer and for bends. The key for me was to find the optimal length whammy bar, with the perfect angle, so that I can cradle it in my hand constantly. I find the standard Fender bars to be not so great for this (a bit short and too angled). I play finger style.
     
  17. Mind Flayer

    Mind Flayer Strat-O-Master

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    I use one, sometimes. Most of my strats are decked to the point where the trem is basically disabled. Easier for alternate tunings and just like the feel better. But I have a strat with a floating trem for when I want it. Essential for surf music.
     
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    ibdrkn1 Senior Stratmaster

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    I do most my vibrato with my fretting hand and a lot of chord shimmer by bending the neck, but I also use the Whammy Bar. Sometimes it's what you need.
     
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    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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  20. MrClint

    MrClint Strat-Talker

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    I just bought my first guitar with a wiggle stick, a strat clone, and I've only used it to flavor a minor triad so far. Not sure that I'm going to ride it like a rented pony the way Jeff Beck does. :)
     
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