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Sat Nov 28, 2020, 12:04 AM

3. Spent a fair amount of money putting a Floyd Rose on my Strat

many years ago.
I've just removed it.
It was supposedly the best. I was never completely satisfied.
I like to play in tune most of the time.

I always wanted to play some slide (better than I had done). Research suggested you set up a guitar for it.
A few months ago, I bought a Squire Strat from a pawnbroker that had broken electrical for $45.
I put a Dimarzio Fast Track pickup in the bridge that Sonny Landreth likes. I had a spare Strat pickup for the middle and a hot pickup made in China for the neck. I raised the nut, replaced the pots, shielded it, put on heavier strings, etc. For $170 all in (cheaper than a new Floyd Rose) I wound up with a pretty good slide/jazz guitar.

That's what I'm going to do with the Floyd Rose tremolo I just removed. If I need a tremolo, I'll use a clone with the Floyd Rose for a song, let it wind up out of tune if that's how it has to be and then go back to my more reliable guitars that hold tune.

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