Strandberg Trems?

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Kodee_Kaos, May 31, 2017.

What does the Strandberg trem bridge most closely resemble?

  1. Synchronized Trem(ala Strat/Fender)

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  2. Original Floyd Rose

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  3. Ibanez Edge

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  4. Ibanez Zero Resistance

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  5. Bigsby

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  6. Kahler

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  1. Kodee_Kaos

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    Hey!~ I just wondering about the Strandbergs with the trem bridges. I was thinking about getting one, but have no way to try one out in person. So I'm wondering how the trem compares to other types.

    How is tuning stability? Does it hold up decently to divebombs and the like? Do you have issues with intonation when playing chords?

    Whats the range of motion? On guitar with an OFR, I can pull up about 4 semitones or dive indefinitely low.

    What is the action like? If you pull up a note as high as it will go and release the bar, will the springs twang for a bit(like an OFR or Edge), or will it immediately snap back into tune without overshooting(like an Ibanez ZR).

    How does the trem sustain?

    How is maintenance/tuning/string changing? Does it require a lot of attention and tweaking to stay tuned up, or is it low maintenance?

    Just was having a hard time finding info on this. User input is much appreciated!
     
  2. marcwormjim

    marcwormjim SS.org Regular

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    None of the trems in the poll strike me as appropriate: Past and current designs have had more in common with Steinberger R and two-point non-locking trems pivoting on either knife-edges or bearings (Ala Parker and Vigier trems).

    Ola's trem design started out as a replacement Floyd Rose-to-headless conversion; forfeiting the bridge string-locks in favor of tuning keys. This essentially gave it the functionality of a Steinberger R-trem (pivoting on knife-edges, with a locking nut), but with a classic spring setup.

    Subsequent designs utilized bearings for smoother performance. The current design returned to a knife-edge for the sake of simplified and more accurate height adjustment.

    Having tried both it and the previous hardware revision, I'd say their performance is on-par with my Parker/Vigier/Steinberger trems, but none of them are as stable as a double-locking system that's settled in.

    All that said, I've found variations in how much pull-up range the fit of the Strandberg hardware in the route allows: The bearing-mount trem pulled the G and E up a 4th, whereas the knife-edge model I currently own is currently set to only pull up a minor 3rd (setting the action higher will afford greater pull-up range).
     
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  3. SpaceDock

    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    The style I have is the ball bearing, so it is like the zr bridge but without the counter balance springs. The performance is looser than a high end floyd because of the bearings but it does flutter. For me the biggest problem is the lack of locking at the ball end of the strings. I was destroying strings before swapping to soldered ball trem strings.
     
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    Thanks for the replies! Think I will pull the trigger.
     
  5. Kodee_Kaos

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    Got this email back in regards to the trem designs from a strandberg rep. Might as well add it in for solidarity.

     

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